Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Nappies, Knitting and other stuff

Here are the photos I promised of the Large AIOs with snaps that I made for Ned. I love them all but I especially like the striped one and the blue dot minky. I have also included pics of the inside of the dot minky (so you can see what they typically look like) and an action shot. Ned wasn't being very cooperative and kept patting it etc so I couldn't get a good one and this was the best of the ones I did get.

I have also finished the cardigan and matching bonnet using the wool I bought recently from Monsoon Designs. I still have plenty of this wool left over for a pair of longies for her as well but I am going to make them for next winter since I don't want her pooing all over the nice wool! I really like how this turned out but I think the jumper could have been done a bit better (my own fault). However, I absolutely adore the bonnet and because it was so quick to knit up I'm going to do some more of them for both her and a modified version for Ned. Here's a pic:

I also decided that since Ned kept running of with my knitting needles, broke some, and I could never find anything in my "knitting bag" that I would create a knitting needle organiser. I love how it turned out and have identified where I could improve it etc. so I have decided to make a few more and see if I can sell them. Here's a few pics of it

So, I have been busy and will be for a while as I am about to start sewing stuff for bub (rompers, blankets, breast pads for myself etc). So I guess I wil have more to show soon!!!

Sunday, 8 June 2008

Busy Busy Busy

OK, so you may have noticed the new link in my sidebar! I've just discovered ravelry and I think its fab. I'm always losing track of which knitting projects I am working on/want to work on etc. and now I have a much easier way to do it. Plus I can search for patterns etc and look at what others are up to. Plus people can see what I am doing as well (including some of the things I have written about here). Anyway, enough about that...

I have recently completed a pair of newborn longies for bubba. I was trying out a new pattern so just used some boyish wool I had in my stash and decided to try embroidery for the first time. I think it turned out pretty well (pics don't do them justice as you can't see the greens in the pants very well):

I have also started a new jumper for this bubba (the second thing I have made for her) and here is a progress pic:

I've also been sewing up a storm. Ned needed a new pillow for the lounge room as he and his Daddy were fighting over the big cushion Free Smiley Face Courtesy of so I decided to make one the same size (60x60cm)but with a Lightning McQueen cover (Disney Cars is Neds favourite movie) so here it is:

I'm really happy with how it turned out, Ned loves it and there's no more arguing. I also got a snap press for my birthday (YAY) and I have ben using it to make some more nappies for Ned as he has outgrown a lot of his now. The ones I have made have turned out great but are in the wash so I will post pics later when they are clean. I Free Smiley Face Courtesy of my new snap press and my next task is to make some all in one bodysuits for bubba so she has some unique ones (aka not pink). Well that's a mammoth post so I think I will leave it there.