Sunday, February 25, 2007

Something for me.

Jason asked me just after lunch if I wanted to get out of the house for awhile and have some down time. I thought about it and was unconvinced. Then I worked out what it was I wanted to do. I wanted a few hours to make something for me, so I went to my workroom, declared that I ought not be disturbed and made myself a knitting bag.

I claimed the flower power roll that was in the store for myself a while back, but I didn't really want the bag in the same fabric - not sure why exactly. The compromise seemed to be the blue and green spots that coordinate well with the flowers lined in the same green. I am really happy with it an it is nice to do something for yourself sometimes.
Oh and then I did some tidying up in the backyard - some of you will know how much that means to me! I finally got the lawn mowed and the trailer moved so it is much more civilised out there now.

It is great when you get on a roll...

No pun intended. I finished the other custom roll that I needed to do so Ikea Idea is ready to head off to it's new home. :)

I also decided that the chocolate sling had been waiting long enough so I did that too. It is very spectacular! Certainly a sling that needs a little care with it's storage and handling (not for being thrown on the floor of the car) but sturdy and absolutely stunning to the touch.

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Just a few things to show you all.

Wow how the time flies. It has been a week since I posted a thing. Anyway, what have I been up to?

I made this little lovely - I think that the fabric is just great in a bag. I need to make a matching roll and then it is off to it's new owner. I am hoping she will be well pleased.

I also finished this today while the boys did gymnastics. It is a piggy tail hat for my Goddaughter Tayla being expertly modelled by Big Ted. It is a mix of about three patterns with a little of my own thought put in for good measure. I best get my backside into gear now and finish one for her sister Keisha.

And one from Mum. I threw this pattern at Mum that I found here one night whilst I was surfing around. This one is for Duncan (our lovely model) and Mum is currently doing one for Rohan in the reverse colours and one for Bevan with red background and black skulls. Jack Sparrow colours he tells us.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

My latest knitting project.

I just finished my first pair of shorties. Travelling with my "cut your teeth without spending a fortune" philosophy, they are knit using a free pattern from Nappycino in Cleckheaton Naturals (Ink) from Spotlight. I am fairly happy with them. The crotch is not the neatest (there was a little tidying up done with the needle at the end) and I had to pull it back once which has left some bits a tad wonky. All things considered though, they look okay and will keep my baby's butt dry.

By the way, the legs aren't a different length, for some reason the photo makes one look longer than the other.

Friday, February 16, 2007

A new addition!

I have just finished the first Wee Wooly Walkabout bag! Don't ask where that name came from, I have no idea. The things my brain does when I am not looking. Anyway it is a small knitting bag made to carry around a single project for knitting on the run. I really need to make myself one to take to the boy's gymnastics and swimming and such. Available as always at The Complete Fabrication .

Sunday, February 11, 2007

My customers are smart folk!

A quick peek at the semi-custom that is all finished and ready to go to it's new home. I love the contrast of the bright spots and the black - gives it a really retro look!

Saturday, February 10, 2007

I am a knitter of soakers!

Ladies and gentleman, a drum roll please..... My very first soaker! Knit in some cheapy wool I got from Big W from a pattern from Punk Knitters. Apart from an error in the first few rows (sewn up now) I am pretty pleased with it. I even managed to kitchener (is that even right?) the join. And best of all, I think it will fit Rohan even though I used 8 ply instead of 10.

Friday, February 9, 2007

New bits and pieces at the store.

A few little announcements. For a change of pace I have decided to see if the customer is indeed "always right" and offer a semi-custom knitting bag in any combination of these fabrics...

I am also planning a Chinese brocade sling this weekend. It is previewing at the store.

In non-TCF news, I have been "talked" into trying a soaker by the lovely Sam. Progress so far.

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Nearly finished!

All there is to do is to sew in the ends and put on the button. Here I am modelling my new creation - that fits if you don't mind!

And here it is in all it's beauty.

Just like finding an old friend.

I have decided to give knitting another go after a long absence. The last project I started was probably a cricket jumper for jason sometime just after we started going out...about 1992!

I setted on this. The wool is from Sam's stash. So I really have no idea what it is. Here is last night's effort.

Tuesday, February 6, 2007

My little guy started school.

Just like Sam's Patrick, my Duncan started school this week too. He was so ready to start and seems to be loving it. He tells me he spends his playtimes with "his bestfriend" Patrick, who unfortunately is in the other prep class but that could actually be a good thing.

Anyway, here are some shots of my big school boy, my bigger school boy and one of the baby just for balance.

On a completely different note, I bought some nappies from Mel at Beetlebums. I can do nothing but rave about the product and her service! She rocks.

Saturday, February 3, 2007

You win some, you lose some...

Last night I decided that the car and balloon t-shirts I had done looked a little dull when I compared them to the ship. With that in mind I thought I might do some more work on them. Here is "Up, up and away" after some reworking. I think it is an improvement. The clouds seem to give it some depth and the buttons some texture.

The car t-shirt you ask? Let's just say that Rohan has another one to wear about the house and leave it at that.....

Friday, February 2, 2007

I just love this fabric.

It is a printed Thai cotton I picked up off Ebay and it is just lovely - so vibrant and because it is printed it has a lovely texture to it. I decided to make my latest knitting bag out of it. I had thought originally I might make myself a skirt but on second thoughts, there really wasn't enough and I doubted I would ever get around to it anyways.

Unforunately there was one hick up and the bag needed a small repair at the top after some over zealous turning on my behalf so I am selling it as a second. It was still so lovely though that it deserved a good, knitting home.