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Thursday, April 29, 2010

More baby socks, now for some selfish knitting

The top photo is the 3 pairs I've knitted over the last few weeks.  The bottom one is of the second test knit of my pattern.   The photo of 3 includes the pair that I knit from here, I made one change to this pattern in the decreases for the gusset.  They decreased every row, I went for every second row.  That's when I decided to make my own pattern and I'm glad I did!   Tomorrow they'll go to their new owners and I'm hoping I'll get some good feedback.
Now, I'm going to take a couple of nights off and do some selfish knitting, then I'll get the pattern ready for test knitting by other knitters.  It's typed up, but I want to polish it a little first.  So in the meantime, shawl here I come!

Monday, April 26, 2010

lace-chain-baby-socks will be the link for buying my pattern, but it's not quite ready yet. I've test knitted the first pair, but am going to do another pair before getting some other knitters to test knit it as well. Got to try them on actual babies too, lol. So far I'm really happy with them though, hoping they'll fit from about 4 weeks old to about 3 months, but that has yet to be established.
I'll be casting on another in pink today. I love this lace, it looks nicely unisex which is good as the green ones are going to a baby of unknown gender at this point. Legs were crossed at the scan, though I know a girl would be appreciated to balance out family dynamics.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

I think I'm a designer!

Just cast on for my first ever self-designed knitting pattern. It's a pair of baby socks, I wanted something with a little lace, but not too girly for just in case this friend has a boy instead. No pictures yet as I need to get a little further on in this pattern, but I have a good feeling about it. If it works I'll have to get people to test knit it and then try it on babies as well.
Fingers crossed!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Roaring fire!

Well, it's not winter yet, but I've finished one pair of pyjamas that are sure to warm things up.   George's flaming pj's!   George is really looking forward to wearing these tonight in bed, so roll on bedtime.
I only have 6 more pairs to go now, hoping to do one a day from now on.
The fabric was from my stash and the pattern is a Kwik Sew one, nice and easy to put together.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

As promised here's the photo

Originally uploaded by sewsable
Of our joint project. Scary Scarecrow as painted by George, cut out by Thomas (Daddy) and nailed on by Daddy as well. I put the body together and Ian helped me dress him. He seems to be working too, I haven't seen any birds in our wheat seed so far!

Friday, April 09, 2010

School Holiday stuff

It's been the usual holiday stuff so far.  Boys got to spend a day on the Xbox, we've done gardening and looking after the guinea pigs and ducks.
Yesterday we made a scarecrow to scare the birds off our wheat seed.  It's not finished yet, but I'll take a photo once it is; it'll have a wonderful scary pumpkin face as made by George.
Today Ian went with the Autism society for horse riding and a visit to Willowbank, which it looks like he adored.  I took George to the Airforce Museum which he enjoyed but he spent the available money on food before finding out about the simulator, next time we'll use the money for the simulator instead.  Came home and did some sewing finally!   I've got 7 pairs of PJ's cut out for the boys and myself.  The trousers are half done which is good.  Photo's will come once it's finished.  George helped a wee bit which was nice too.

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