Wednesday, 5 March 2014
Pattern number 3 is in the works.....and possibly number 4 at the same time.....This one is stumping me a little. For something that will be quite basic, you need to make sure it does its job. I have 4ply, 5ply, 8ply and 10ply for testing. I have wool, shetland wool, alpaca, acrylic wool mix, organic merino for testing......what will I choose, which yarn will work the best......but my colour choice of all grey yarns is summing up my mood this week....I've gone from free and elated, to anxious and upset this week. Job hunting is a full time job in itself. I'm sure there is a job out there with my name on it......somewhere!
Monday, 3 March 2014
Thursday, 27 February 2014
I will have to get another job at some stage, and hopefully it will be sooner rather than later, but my Uncle said to me...."Vic, I think it's time to get all of those knitting patterns done", so that is my goal for the remainder of the year.
I've been busy this week.....somehow it's managed to be full of pretty pastels.....don't know why, that's just how the wool ball has fallen and maybe it's a little bit mood based....feeling a little softer and lighter.....oh and hey, I've now managed to lose 10.5kg's or 23 pounds. It's been a tough struggle, but I have around 6 kilos to go I think, or if I want to get down to the weight I was in my late 20's..another 9.....she says laughing and oh so smuggly.
Finley is being proof read as we speak. All dependent on how things go, I think maybe releasing for sale this time next week.....just a bit of tweaking on the layout, and I do have to knit one more test hat, just to measure the amount of yarn that is needed, but hey, then we're good to go.
Hope your week hasn't been as drama filled as mine.
Friday, 21 February 2014
Little Finley Pixie Hat to knit your own at home.....Pattern coming soon to my Etsy & Ravelry stores.
Image courtesy of Sarah Brown Photography. Sarah's gorgeous little man doing his best out take!! But don't you just love it?
I've set up a Ravelry page for Finley to keep you updated on its release here.
Thursday, 20 February 2014
I think this image speaks for itself.....The carefree days of the young.
Image courtesy of Katherine Heise. To see more of the images that Katherine took on this cool and overcast day.....Clover Hat, Woolly dress and Wellingtons......go to Lamb Loves Fox. Katherine has also set up a new page for her photography and you'll find her inspirational work right here at Lamb and Fox.
Tuesday, 18 February 2014
Some days you just need to not think about work and spend time with lovely friends and just catch up for a coffee or three and some chat time.
Lunch at St Ali, coffee at Chez Dre and Mint Lemonade at Freestyle Espresso....I'd forgotten how much I love South Melbourne.
Coffee and conversation......something I need to do a lot more of.
Monday, 10 February 2014
Such a silly name for a blanket, but it's stuck now!!
Anyway it's completed, blocked and put away for possibly a gift with all the other woolly bits and bobs, who knows. I bordered and blocked the blanket last night. For the border as per the post on the tutorial, I changed to a 3.5mm hook and just continued going around the blanket with double stitch clusters, the dinky stitch you use on a granny square....you can see my strength does not lie in crochet, not even sure of the stitch names!! I did 7 rows of this.
I did think about not putting a little sweet scalloped edging around it, but I thought it needed something to off set the circles. To do the border it was a simple, single crochet into the gap left between the last row of granny stitches, then 3 chains then a single crochet, then 3 chains....right around the blanket. At each corner I did a single crochet then 1 chain and then another single crochet into the same corner...this just stops the border from pulling.
The scalloping was just working in the 3 chains and it was a single crochet stitch, then a HDC stitch, then 2 x double crochet stitches, back to a HDC stitch then a single crochet stitch. You then just move onto the next 3 chains space....you don't do a chain in between or anything just straight into your single crochet stitch, then a HDC, then 2 x double, back to a HDC, a single crochet.....you get the picture.
I've put The Squircle up on Ravelry right here. Again it's got a link to my tute.
Anyway it's Monday and it's movie night, so I'm going to get some lunch have a little rest and get ready.
Enjoy your week.