Sunday, 31 March 2013

The Snooker Jumper

I did it! I finally finished knitting my first jumper. It is for a small person and has already gone in my Christmas present bag.. I had to do 2 attempts of the front of the jumper after forgetting to change needle size the first time but the second time went much better.

It was much easier to make then anticipated and I was worried about making up because the instructions seemed confusing but it was easy once I broke it down (and asked Google for help!)

I have started a Mohair lace scarf for my mum's birthday. It's already looking good (although a little hairy for my liking). Will put a picture up when it's done.

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Two Wise Men

Last month I finished my first wise man, so after my last few projects I got cracking on the second. The patterns are from Jean Greenhowe's Christmas Special book. There are a few nativity patterns out there but hers is my favourite at the moment.

I have made a start on the third wise man so will take a picture of them all together when he's done. These are for a friend who has asked for a knitted nativity, after these I have the shepherds, sheep and of course the donkey to do.

After the wise men I am trying the front of the snooker jumper again- after messing it up big time (forgot to change needles) so will hopefully get it right.

Monday, 11 March 2013

The Mother's Day Card.

Two Christmases ago my mum bought me the 100 Flowers to Knit and Crochet book. I do try and make people something from each book they have bought me (I like to show that I actually use them). With Mother's day happening yesterday I thought I would knit one of the flowers to make my mum a card.
I am aware that it looks a little like an 8 year old made it, but my mum did appreciate it. I also got her a 'Name your own rose set' as she likes to go out in the garden.
I do like making my own cards so think I may knit some more in the future. I am currently working on my second wise man, hoping to get all three finished this week in plenty of time for my friend's birthday.

Sunday, 3 March 2013

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Scarf

Today I finally finished something that I started a few weeks ago. The Teenage Mutant Ninja (ok, actually Hero on the book but I'm old school) Turtles scarf. It wasn't as quick as I thought as it is made as a double layer and I ran out of wool so the browns don't 100% match (hopefully it's not too noticable). It will go as a present for one of the little boys I know- unsure which one yet. I love the turtle pattern, am tempted to make a larger one for myself. The book also has patterns for jumpers and cushions so will no doubt give them a go at some point.