Friday, February 27, 2015

It's a Hat (or 4)

The needles have been clicking on some small projects recently and these hats made it to the finished box.
A simple hat with stripes is the perfect way to use some of the odd balls of yarn which have accumulated in my space while I've been playing with bigger projects recently.

A pink and white one with varying stripes and a blue and lilac (looks very grey here) one with even stripes.
I had fun knitting these from the top so that I could use the knit on cable band which is appearing on everything I knit lately.


Then there are the helmet shaped hats that will keep ears toasty warm and stay out of eyes.

The cream and lilac one is knit to the pattern Mopsy found in a book which came from the same place as the yarn. Intrigued by the unusual shaping which does not require separate ear flaps be knit first I just had to give the pattern a try.
The blue one is made with my own adaptation including knitting from the crown to the brim so I could yet again add the simple cable band.


The shaping I used formed a diamond on the top of the hat and while it looks a bit weird laid flat it sits nicely on the head.
The Mopsy pattern has a line from brim to crown on top of the head creating a little 'v' shape on the forehead, perfect for those with less hair in this region (not something I have any experience with!)


They're promising the last day of summer tomorrow will be a warm one here, so the hats will be tucked away until the season changes to cool. I'm guessing that won't be too far away.

Wishing you all a creative weekend in the sunshine.




Friday, February 20, 2015

Autumn star

I finished the blanket with days to spare before the baby shower.

This is picture is closest to true colour, almost done.
Hanging on the fence in the evening sunshine made the colours glow.
Pattern:  Rainbow Ripple baby blanket by Celeste Young
Finished at approximately 45 inches point to point





Not only is this pattern fun and fast to make it easy enough to work on in company. 
The colours are a selection of what I had available in these tones all of which came from the oppy in a bag together (there's enough yarn left to make another blanket of a similar size or something completely different)- someone else did the hard work of making all the decisions.

A finish for February. Yay!

Wishing you all the co-ordinating colours in your creative space.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Colourful!






Yarn bombed trees in the city Square and threads I have been playing with is all.

Hope your week includes all the colours.


Friday, January 30, 2015

All the things!

The finish of the Fathers Christmas socks was about a month late - but they fit comfortably and will be much loved.


A finish of course means I can start something new - you're right I finished one thing and started one thing - a change from my two for one routine of the past, but so far so good.
Using the Rainbow Ripple baby blanket pattern  by Celeste Young again with unidentified yarn. I am enjoying the autumn colours perfect for an autumn arrival. 
Colours make all the difference, you can see my previous project using this pattern here.

The cooler weather has been perfect for a little crochet at the beach, especially in the evenings.
The clouds only add to the glorious sunsets.

Hope your week has been a good one and your weekend is a wonderful one.
May all the colours play nice in your creating space.

Friday, January 23, 2015

The New Year has been all about the knitting...

but that may soon change?
Well next week will herald the beginning of the work year for me, I'm easing in gently.

I finished my new tank top while relaxing on New Years Day. The Noro played very nice and made the stripes the same on both sides of the front neck. Yay.
Catch in Gem cotton and Noro Taiyo sock

Next up was a simple garter stitch scarf (I know the pattern is called a shawl), it is lovely and light and the little lace edging was knit with the body and kept things interesting enough for this to move off the needles rather quickly.
Sweet Summer Shawl in Misti Alpaca -French Wine colourway


I started and am now at the hem of this sweet little short sleeved cardigan which should be perfect for the cool evenings to come. Well it will be if I get it finished before the cool days set in. Ha.
Ariane in Bendigo Woollen Mills Luxury - African Violet

Unfortunately the Father's Christmas socks have languished while I worked on all these projects for me, but it seems I need to get the foot done in a hurry as I will be visiting the old people this weekend. Best get off here and get a move on with that foot!

Hope your 2015 is off to a fabulous start and your needles are singing.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year


Finishing the year with a suitably sunny summer top.


Apparently summer will visit later this week so there may even be an opportunity for wearing this little number.


Catch design by Christina Loman, using stash yarn - a surprise ball of Noro - cotton/wool blend and white gem cotton.


May your New Year include all the colours.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas

to all who come here.
More crochet pieces for another
Splat!
All the parts were quickly made then there was a just a small assembly job to get this little guy finished up, unlike the Fathers Christmas socks which are taking forever and may not be complete by Christmas Day?

Oh my what big eyes!

The Grey cat is made with the yarn weight specified in the pattern and is larger than his purple sister.
Splat - by Cheezombie

He does of course perform the same function.
A happy resting place for your morning coffee.

Wishing you all a Safe and Sunny  Christmas Day with lots of delicious food.

Mistea