Monday, 13 April 2015

Who needs John Lewis?

I haven't posted in a long time but thought I would pop back on the blog to say hello. Since I last posted I have had a baby so I have been busy (mainly drinking coffee and eating cake at baby groups)

This is just a quick post showing Alexandra's main Christmas present. I loved the John Lewis penguin advert so decided to make my own. I knitted Minty the penguin. This is the book I used. I have knitted most of these animals and they're all great.

Sunday, 1 June 2014

I'm back!

I am aware I haven't been around for a long time, I have had some major stuff going on in real life. On the good side I'm 6 months pregnant so lots of baby knitting coming up. I have been catching up with some knitting for my friends' children.  This tank top was for my friend's little by's christening. I love the colours! 

I knitted this cardigan for a little girl's second birthday. It's supposed to be a ballet cardigan, but went for the red and black as I am moving house soon so determined not to buy any new wool!

These mittens are for a forth birthday party we have in July. They were quick to knit up, but I think very cute.

This little cardigan is my favourite of my recent projects. It's for a newborn who is due in August. The pattern is a very old Bellmans pattern (the price is 9D so properly retro). I am definitely making this for my baby! 

Thursday, 21 November 2013

The Bender from Futurama Toilet Roll Holder.

My sister isn't the easiest person to knit for, she likes things a bit different. Last year for Christmas I knitted her a beard and for her birthday some antlers so I had to think of something good for this Christmas. I found this pattern here and thought it was perfect!! He is a bit wonky but I really love the finished product. It was easy to make too. I hope she likes it!

I am currently knitting a Spiderman jumper, on the final sleeve now so nearly done. I am then starting on my second Postman Pat jumper. Every spare second between now and Christmas will be spent knitting, I will get all my presents done (it may kill me, but I will!)

Saturday, 19 October 2013

The Dinosaur Mittens.

A few months ago I knitted these rabbit mittens. It is my nephew's first birthday this December so wanted a quick pattern to make a present for him so decided to knit him some dinosaur mittens. I have already made him a Postman Pat jumper for Christmas (will blog it soon). I still have a lot of Christmas presents still to make so wanted a quick pattern. I would recommend the Novelty Mittens Book (I got mine from Ebay), one pair took me one full Sunday so they're easy to knit up.

I am currently in the process of making a Jean Greenhowe pair of Carol Singers as a present for my mum for Christmas. My jumper wool finally arrived so after these I am casting on a Spiderman jumper! Very excited for that one!

Sunday, 6 October 2013

The Knitted Nativity Angel and Star

Over the last year I have been knitting a friend a Nativity Scene using the Jean Greenhowe Nativity pattern booklet. My university friends do a Secret Santa so I was chuffed to pick the Nativity friend so I can add to the collection. The Jean Greenhowe booklet doesn't have an angel pattern so I used the basic figure pattern and improvised. I thought she turned out good.

For the star I used this pattern as a base but didn't do the circular knitting. I did 2 long points and 4 short points on each side and sewed them together and stuffed.

I really hope my Nativity friend is as happy with them as I am. I have made a start on some dinosaur mittens for my nephew's birthday. The jumper knitting has been halted as the Royal Mail have still lost my parcel with all my jumper wool. Let's hope it makes it's way to me next week!!

Sunday, 29 September 2013

The Care Bear Jumper

 I know I haven't posted in a while but with wedding and honeymoon fever I had other things on my mind, but am back knitting with a vengeance! I have a long Christmas knitting list (all the small children I know are getting jumpers) so every spare moment I am getting the needles out.

Last night I finished my latest jumper, a Care Bears jumper- Funshine bear. I had already knitted the little girl the actual bear so for Christmas I thought I would make her the matching jumper. It has taken me just under 2 weeks to make up which isn't too shoddy considering I am at work full time and only have one full evening free a week at the moment.

My next project was going to be a Spider Man jumper, I was very excited to get that one started as the little boy chose the pattern himself but the jumper wool I ordered from Ebay has got lost by the Royal Mail sorting office. I am waiting for a phone call next week to see if they have found it. This means I am back on the sock knitting, a Christmas present for a friend. I better get clicking away, Christmas is less than 3 months away!

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

The knitted antlers and moose cloth.

It is my sister's birthday today. For Christmas my sister wanted a knitted beard and she asked for the muff to go with it after Christmas (let's be honest- she just wanted something called a 'muff'). For her birthday she didn't ask for anything specific so I had a think what she would like. My sister likes to call herself moose, mooser, moosehead, bronnimoose and any other link to a moose so I went for a moose theme.

For the wash cloth (or whatever you want to call it) I used this pattern. It only took an evening to make, and I think it looks quite cool, don't think the picture really does it justice. I thought she would want something practical (to wear to the pub or something) so I made some antlers. I made them from a kiddies toy pattern and added a headband. She has messaged me this morning to say the only time she has taken them off is for the school run as her son wouldn't let her keep them on!

I am now half way through a Postman Pat jumper so will hopefully be updating that on the weekend.