Monday, 28 May 2012

Knitting To-Do list

Now that the Fawn-Cho is finished, I already had a next project planned.

I am currently waiting on some of the yarn to arrive before I can start, so am stop-gapping with ruffle scarves and a crochetted granny square quilt (they are both quick and I won't get bored!)

I wanted to show you a few things are on my knitting to-do list...

Oh my Bear! by Tiny Owl Knits
This is what I am waiting on the yarn for :)
I am in love with a few of the Tiny Owl Knits patterns (as you will notice below!)

Rams & Yowes by Kate Davies

The gorgeous Beekeepers' Quilt by Tiny Owl Knits
The only thing putting me off this is the fact that I will have to knit approximately 500-600 hexipuffs to make it big enough for the bed! oooo!

Hopsalots by Tiny Owl Knits

Sweet Robin Wristees by Tiny Owl Knits
- in memory of the robin chickadees :(

Cable sweater vest by Debbie Bliss.
I have attempted this once and frogged it.
I will try again as I love it!

Owl wrist warmers from the latest copy of Simply Knitting magazine

I often see things that I want to make and I will stick them in a folder but these are the ones I keep thinking about so they will be done first.

I also have a variety of other things to make too. Including cross stitch, latchwork cushion, crochet mice, etc...

Not forgetting the Pincushion exchange and Handmade Heart Swap! (more on those another day)

Busy bee!

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Busy Bee

I haven't posted lately because I have had a lot going on but I am still here :)

Here is what I have been up to...

I finished the Rowan Felted Tweed 'Fyne' sweater vest and I love it.

I wanted to bake a cake! I had recently seen a rather tasty one featured over on One Sheepish Knit of a Zebra Bundt Cake. I have never made a bundt cake before nor what we call a 'marble cake' over this side of the pond but I gave it a go...

And it's rather tasty too!

I won this bundle of crochet goodies in a competition run by Maria of Maria in the Wood There are so many nice things to make in the book too :)

With the sweater vest finished I need a new project and as some of you already know, I had the Fawn-cho from Tiny Owl Knits lined up in readiness...

I can't believe how quickly it has knitted up! I like a challenge and this had a few new ones. Working with circular needles, working intarsia in the round and contending with a variety of colour-coded stitch markers.

But I have to say that they weren't as bad as I anticipated! In fact I loved working on circulars. It never occurred to me that working stocking stitich on circulars meant that you only ever knit (you didn't have to turn to purl). I think this is why it knit up so quickly.

I did make a couple of adjustments to the pattern as it was a little bit short. I added a few rows in under the cute fawn and then several under the armholes too. Now it fits perfectly.

Its not completely finished as yet though. I have to block, sort out the back of the intarsia, add some stitches to the fawn and stitch up the arm-hole flaps too but it is sooo snuggly :)

I'm off to knitting group shortly so am taking this to do there :)

Thinking about the next project at the moment but I may open it to a vote as I have several possibilities :)

What have you been up to lately?