Saturday, 27 February 2010

Knitting - Poppy


Her eyes are smiling! 
I have tried several times to stitch a smile but I just haven't been able to get the expression right...  I will keep trying...


I added bunches and bobbles (I couldn't get decent photos of them!)

She's taller than the pattern suggests at 14.5".  I used acrylic yarn and I think my knitting was a bit loose in parts... her legs are quite chunky and the stitches at the neck are quite open.

I think she turned out really well!  I would highly recommend Ysolda Teague's pattern from Whimsical Little Knits.

Sunday, 21 February 2010


As you may have noticed this blog has become quite knitterly lately.  Combined with a growing Little Bunny Rabbit and a need for a job (preferably doing something I enjoy) I have teamed up with Karen (the Professional Artist) to explore the idea of a local yarn shop.

Well, its gone beyond an idea...  after lots of chat, debate and some number crunching we hope to open a local yarn shop.

There.  I said it.  Out loud.

We are doing some market research. Obviously those living outwith Central Scotland will not be our core customer but if you have views on what makes a good LYS and would like to contribute please click here to answer our questionnaire.

Monday, 15 February 2010

Knitting - Poppy

I think I have a new obsession.  And she is called Poppy.

some ideas for more clothes... a cardigan (ravelry download required) and dress (Lati Yellow dress)

Sunday, 14 February 2010

knitting - simple socks


Using Drops Fabel and Simple Socks in Easy Kids Knits by Claire Montgomerie... 

I should be knitting an adult sized pair but I didn't like the yarn I bought for them.  

I only have one ball of Fabel so can't do adult... shame as they are striping up well.

Saturday, 13 February 2010

Knitting - Poppy

She's just a blank head at the moment...

My first doll!  I'm using Ysolda Teague's pattern from her book Whimsical Little Knits.

So far its been very straightforward and only a little fiddly...

She's HUGE!  Think she ends up 12" tall.  Love the shape of her face.

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Knitting - Lopi Bag


I originally 'finished' it in August last year but I was unhappy with the loose bottom.

I put it through another hot wash and lost approx 1" from height and width, but it is much better.

added a crochet flower (by Karen) and some 'chip' beads.

destined for the Sea Queen day stall.

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Knitting - baby beret


Pompon Beret from Debbie Bliss book, knitted in Sirdar Denim Aran.
Very quick to knit (few hours) and destined for the Sea Queen Day stall...

(not on my original list... sometimes I wonder why I bother with them...)

BUT I don't have a 6-9 month baby handy to try the thing on!

Monday, 8 February 2010

Sea Queen Knitting

I need a list for my Sea Queen Knitting...

Each year our local stitching group have a stall at the village gala day in aid of a local charity.  Last year I did this.  This year I aim to do this...

pin cushions
Taffy Pull Scarf (to show of my still to be achieved crochet skills)
simple socks (ravelry account required)
childs ribbed hat (ravelry account required)
tea cosy!  left over from last year...

Sunday, 7 February 2010


These are from the hand stitched tablecloth mentioned here.


I love the back sides!

Makes me want to stitch more buildings...

Saturday, 6 February 2010

Happy Birthday


This is the back side of a table cloth, stitched by my Mum's partner's Mum.

She would be nearing 100 now so I think it is quite old.

My Mum would have been 74 today.

Happy Birthday Mum.  Miss you.

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