Tuesday, December 27, 2022

End of Year

 


Another year just about done.
It really seems to fly by faster and faster the older you get.
(my dad used to say that but I didn't believe him when I was a teenager)
I'm taking a little break right now but I can never stay away from yarn and needles too long so I'll be back soon enough with new creations.

I'll see you all in 2023!

Monday, November 21, 2022

Whale


This was quite a challenge

A special request to make a Christmas gift for a girl who went whale watching in NFL this summer. It took a lot more yarn and knitting time than I first figured but I’m very pleased with the end result. 

I used a free pattern found on Ravelry, but made some small changes to it. It is amazing to see the whale shape developing the further you get into the knitting process!

I used smaller needles and yarn than the pattern called for and still the finished length is 65cm (26”).

Saturday, August 27, 2022

Bluejeans sweater


This was a very challenging project, definitely not for the faint at heart. 
Started it about 1 yr ago and after leaving it sitting idle for a couple of months, it’s finally done! 
The knit/purl pattern of the flowers in the main (blue) part was an intense counting process, esp after starting the yoke with raglan decreases. 
But I’m proud of myself for sticking with it and now I can wear it this winter (it’s pretty warm) 

The pattern is Laflör from ChrizKnitz and the yarn I used is Sisu from Sandnes Yarn.

Friday, June 24, 2022

Recovered

Just a small selection of the 50+ bunnies I did this year for Easter

It took me a little while to get over the extreme bunny knitting I did in March/April, a total of about 55!
I had to stop taking orders after only 2 weeks because I was completely overwhelmed and started to stress if I could get them all done in time. And also some worries about my yarn supply.
But it all turned out fine in the end and I think there were a lot of happy kids (and maybe even some adults) with their bunnies on Easter morning.


Monday, January 17, 2022

A New Friend


I decided to add one more Animal Friend to my collection, Tilly the Hare. 

I made her for my sister a couple of months ago and I guess she deserves to be on my own shelf too!

I think this makes it a complete family now, these are my 6 favourite animals from the book (there is 13 in total to choose from) and no more room on the shelf either.

They look like a pretty cute bunch all together, quite a bit of work and yarn involved but I guess it's all worth it.

I love looking at them when I walk by the room and peek in to admire them.


These are all from the pattern book

Knitted Animal Friends - Louise Crowther


The whole group