I’ve got the knitting bug

Being a crocheter at heart, picking up a couple of needles and learning to knit was something I saw as a bit of a chore, to only be used when I found an amazing pattern and couldn’t work out how to crochet it instead!

How wrong could I be!! I’ve not only carried on with my purple knit and crochet top, it is coming along…i swear, but I’ve also (started) a new sock

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And it looks like pacman!! Hehe

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I also started another top, trying circular needles!! Not exactly sure how it’ll turn out but It’s really loose to knit and relaxing!

eBay gave me this wonderful machine, it’s for making knitted cords. Started this poof too, kind of prefer it on the back actually…

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Ooh, also the lilies have also bloomed, they’re beautiful!!

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A lot on the go…share all of your half finished projects!!

Until the next one…

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Etsy and book pages

Ok, really I knew that I’d get too excited and do this post tonight but, what can I say? – I’m a tease!

My first announcement is that I have an Etsy shop! Ta-dah! It’s only got one item on it at the moment but I can easily put more on later. It’s really quite easy to set up, not the mammoth task that I had assumed it was! Check it out here!

Also, the long awaited book pages…not much text really but this is what I want them to look like! – at the moment anyway!

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Sorry about the pictures, ended up having to take a photo of my screen!

Let me know what you think of the pages, could do with all the feedback you have to give!

Until the next one…

One ball in

Ok, it’s gone quite well so far…the top I mean!

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I’ve finished 1 ball in this project and I have made a couple of mistakes but I’m not telling you where! I’m really excited to see it finished now, just got to keep going until its REALLY long…that’s the technical term, of course! Anyway, at this rate I might finish this top quite soon. It is quite a nice one to start wit just because there are only 2, simple panels to knit and the yokes and sleeves are crocheted!

Anyway, must run! I’ll keep you updated!

Until the next one…

First try at a top

So, I’m feeling the need for a good knitting project to have a little go at in breaks and in front of the TV…also I’ve been wanting to try a top so…

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Its a lion brand pattern, free of course, from here. Its called a knit and crochet tunic if you fancy searching. Just hoping that I can stick with it long enough to get it finished.

This is as much as I’ve managed to do last night and in my lunch breaks

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Until the next one…

Socks finally finished

So, I finished these socks a while ago but forgot to put them up. They’re lovely and warm but need breaking in a little! Also, the ends aren’t very neat but I rather like the fit! Now I just need to start on the orders for my family. My baby sister always wants one of whatever I’m making!

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Next I’m working on a cat, so far it’s half a foot!

Until the next one…

Been a while

So, a lot has been going on lately. We’ve moved into our new apartment, it’s brill but does mean no Internet! At the moment I’m connected to matts, my partner, phone. A lot of my projects are buried at the bottom of boxes and…

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I cut my hair! It’s all going to the little princess trust, there’s 7 inches, just enough for them to use for a wig. Matt grew his hair for years to send to them do they were the obvious choice!

Back to the craft…
My crochet has taken a bit of a break while I’m discovering knitting. I’ve tried knitting in the round with 4 needles, I made a sock!! It’s got a few holes in it but, as soon as I make it a mate, I will love it and wear it forever!

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I’ve also been knitting a cushion out of knitting and crochet magazine check out their facebook page

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I got a little confused with all of the colours and there are quite a few holes between the colours, and I get the feeling that I missed a couple of rows out! – it’s going to be hard to match the back to it now!

Anyway, until the next one…

New project

First of all, thank you so much Anastasia for nominating me for a Leibster award, I promise that I will follow the instructions as soon as I get a couple if spare minutes together!

I’m moving house a week today so, as you can imagine, it’s all a bit hectic at home! I’m one of those people that find it so hard to relax if things are out of place so today has ended up being a bad day.

I’m sure all of you wool enthusiasts already know just how relaxing a good project can be so I took one as my therapy and this is the result…

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It’s a scarf / headband / ear muff. It’s my first time working in a fluffy wool and its much easier to use than I thought, I did have a little problem on the last row, I was low on wool and forgot to cast off so I had to go back but couldn’t see the stitches very well…I ended up getting my dad to undo it for me! I am glad that I have knitters nearby!

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Please do excuse the look on my face, it really was the only ‘good’ photo I could get so I thought I’d better stick with it!

I’ve also got a hat that I crochet-ed for my grandma’s birthday to show you but I’ll leave that as a teaser for now,

Until the next one…

I can’t believe that I can knit!

My grandma tried to teach me to knit when I was young and I was quite impressed with the scarf that I made. The only problem was that I kept adding stitches and had to get my dad to take it back in for me so it ended up looking like a Christmas tree! Anyway, with my crochet knowledge, I thought I might try again and my boyfriend mum gave it a go! I’m really surprised how easy it is once you can recognise the stitches! It’s brill coz I’ve got a book that I want to try patterns from but they’re knitting…now I can!

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This is my first knitting trial…I’m so proud of it! Jill did the first half but I finished it and experimented with it.

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I’m making a rug, first knitting a row as a cord and then crocheting it into the rug.

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Oh ye, I also made these slippers for my step mum, I think I’m going to be putting buttons on as eyes though, they would look a bit like my creatures! I’ve just got to get going on mine now! Keep checking in, I’ll show you them when the buttons are on too, and (if I can work out my pattern) I’ll post it too!

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Until the next one…