Tuesday, August 31, 2010

“Come play with me”. . . .

. . . said Penelope, just as I finished sewing on her arm and announced she was complete :-)  So I did! We went in to the garden and frolicked about – well she frolicked, I took pictures ;-)

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She was a super quick knit, yarn held double (acrylic stuff I had in stash). I wanted to knit her in pink but I didn’t have any yarn in that color so I just used what I had. Cream probably isn’t the best color to show off her mouth but overall I think she turned out pretty cute.

She was rather tired after her photo shoot so she went to rest on my bed, and as the morning sunlight fell in to the room, Penelope took a nap.


Friday, August 27, 2010


Have you seen them? They are the cutest ‘monsters’ ever and they’re popping up all over blogland :-)  You can see them HERE, and HERE and even HERE and of course HERE! And every time I see one I want to knit one for me!


Penelope is my favorite. . .  that’s her sitting above (picture linked to Rebecca’s Blog), I finally got around to ordering the pattern this week and I’ve made a start on her.

In the mean time while surfing Rebecca’s blog I noticed she had two free patterns – Monster Chunks and Bunny Nuggets! Both just as cute as (but smaller than) the monster clan.  I asked Kristen if she’d like a Monster (but really, the first one I knit is for me) but she said she would rather  have a Bunny Chunk! I informed her that it was either a Monster Chunk or a Bunny Nugget, but she insisted she liked a Bunny Nugget “you can put ears and a bunny tail on the Monster Chunk and he’d be a Bunny Chunk!

Hmmm, yes well, for now I’d like to just try the pattern as it is written . . .  so she settled on a Bunny Nugget,


and here he is :-) 


Her favorite color is orange but I didn’t have enough to double the yarn so I used a burnt orange with it too.  He’s one of a kind, that’s for sure! I went out today to buy the eyes and stuffing, so now he’s just waiting to greet Kristen when she gets home from school.


And I am off to finish work on Penelope ;-)

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

I love me a fast knit!

Leaf T-shirt came off the needles last Saturday, it only took 10 days to knit :-)  It’s been a while since I knit a top down ‘seamless’ pattern but boy are they easy. I can’t imagine wanting to knit anything with seams in it now.

I played around with the camera this morning and got some modeled shots!

Knit with 6 skeins of Classic Elite Four Seasons Cotton, you can see full details at my Ravelry page.  I like how this turned out but I do wish it had some shaping to it.




I like the ‘off the shoulder’ look but it can be worn on the shoulder too.  I wanted this top to be a bit longer than the ones I’ve previous made. I often find I’m pulling them down if they just sit below my waist, so this one is as long as most t-shirts I wear.


During the winter I’ll probably layer this with a t-shirt and then later maybe along sleeve T when it gets really cold. . .  which I wish was right now instead of the 100 degrees we have forecast!

Friday, August 20, 2010

It’s been a while . . .

Wow, nearly half a year to be exact. . .  it’ s been over 5 months since I blogged in here!  I’ve been knitting, but just not blogging about it, and not knitting anything for me either.  A few months ago I decided to open up a little Etsy shop. Mainly for my friends who have often mentioned that I should sell the things I knit.  I started out just knitting dishcloth and facecloth sets which my friends loved and bought straight away, then a few hats, and then some cowls and mittens for Fall which I haven’t even listed yet because . . . well, it’s over 100 degrees every day here in TX, it just doesn’t seem the right time of year to list Fall stuff!



When the weather cools down I’ll list the few things I’ve made and who knows it might bring in a little spending money for Christmas!


In the mean time I decided I WOULD knit a little something for me. I’ve had this Classic Elite Four Seasons cotton in my stash for about a year, so I decided to knit the Leaf T-Shirt.  I started this just last Thursday, and I should be finished this weekend. I have to say I love the ease of knitting this in the round and from the top down. Just thinking about casting off and NOT having to sew up seams is exciting to me :-)  I’m already looking for something else to find to knit that is similar.

I fell in love with the adult version of Spring Garden Tee as soon as I saw it. It might have to be that next. . . . or (in the hopes that Fall will be here soon) I love THIS too!

One thing for sure, I MUST get my knitting organized. I have all kinds of smaller things still on the needles, things I cast on for that haven’t even made it to my Ravelry page!  School is back on Monday, it’s usually the time I want to start having a good clear out of everything, inc. my knitting basket. Wish me luck!