Friday, 3 February 2017

finished knitted jumper and glove

My knitted jumper is now completed, I have had it on twice and it is wearing well, I have got a nice scarf to go with it.





I have started knitting a pair of Nordic style mittens, I have only completed one at the moment. I knitted them on double pointed needles with DK yarn, left over from my jumper.


The front is the same pattern as the back. The fair isle knit gives the mitts a warm and cosy feel which will keep my hands warm.


I have also made two cards this week






Friday, 13 January 2017

knitted cable hat and jumper update

Happy New year to you all! I have been neglecting posting on my blog again, there is always other things to do but most important I have still found time to craft. The jumper pattern has been sorted and I have just one more sleeve to go before it is finished




I have also knitted a new hat to keep out the cold, today we had our first snow with very strong wind so my hat was just the job.





Tuesday, 6 December 2016

finished knitted patchwork cushion and jumper project

The cushion is now backed with a matching green material and a knitted border.




My next project is a new jumper



I am having problems with this pattern already, I started knitting the front first but the triangle pattern in the middle didn't look right. There are two stitches C2F and C2B, I think they have printed the instructions wrong as the C2F is worked on the back instead of the front and the C2B is on the front, I have always knitted them the other way round before. In the end I started to knit the back and I will test the pattern



Friday, 18 November 2016

knitted patchwork cushion

I have been working on a knitted patchwork cushion, at first it was going to be a blanket but it was taking to long so I decided on a cushion. I knitted different sizes of blocks using different knitted stitches and embellished them using mainly chain, cross stitch and lazy daisy stitches. I now have to add a border and back







I have also made another parchment Christmas card



Friday, 7 October 2016

parchment cards

Hello everyone
 Has any one had any trouble with their blog? All of my blog list disappeared for a few days but now I have got them all back again so what went wrong is a mystery!


I have been doing more parching so here are the cards that I have made this time.






 These two cards are for my niece's Birthday

 


Friday, 16 September 2016

chicken doorstop

This week I have done a little fun knitting, I have made a knitted chicken doorstop to sell at the knitting clubs charity Macmillan coffee morning.



Friday, 2 September 2016

parchment cards

I have been doing lots of parching over the last few weeks, I am finding it very enjoyable. I still haven't got most of the tools but I have been improvising and making do. The hardest thing is matching a colour for the back of the parchment as it changes the look of the colours. Here area the cards that I have made so far. I have tried to make each one a little bit different so that I am learning new ideas all the time.
This was the first card that I made for my Mum's Birthday


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The open book card was an idea I had after seeing some fantastic examples on the internet. I was pleased with my attempt but they are not in the same league as some of the others.

 This card was placed on a blue background
 

 This is may second attempt, I have made the pages more fancy around the edges, added a darker colour for the background and a different braid. I have made three of these all for my friends and family.




 This one was made by just embossing the parchment

This card is one of my favourites, I like how delicate and feminine it looks