Up to my Yarnpits

Hello!

I am glad you have been enjoying Mr Knitting Image’s posts,  he has done a great job of keeping my blog up to date whilst I have been buried upto my yarnpits in commissions.  This is most definitely my busiest time of year,  I am currently working on Halloween and Christmas,  yes I said it, Christmas!

The house is filled with yarn, the post man is looking more and more amused every time I see him.  In fact this week he asked what I do for a living.  His response was to giggle and ask, ‘really?’

I am bursting to share my recently completed projects with you.  I always want to post pictures of my creations as soon as they are finished and say, ‘look what I made’.  Let’s just say patience is a virtue with which I was not blessed.  Odd really considering the hours I devote to watching my creations grow from yarn and needles.

But here is something I can share today,  Bunny Hop

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Featured in Simply Knitting Magazine, issue 212. These cute little slippers are really quick and easy to make and will delight any small child (and large ones too).  They are worked in Peter Pan, Merino Baby DK, in garter stitch and could easily be adapted to fit larger feet by lengthening the sole.  The pattern is written for age 6-18 months.

 

You can download issue 121 of Simply Knitting magazine here and cast on straight away.  I would just love to see your finished creations on my Facebook page.

My Wedding Mice

Update: I’m afraid this pattern is no longer available from Let’s Knit for free. I will be working on making this available shortly.

Looking for an unusual wedding gift?  Let’s Knit Magazine have posted my Wedding Mice knitting pattern for free on their website.  Why not personalise your wedding mice?  I would just love to see your finished mice on my Facebook page.

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Just click the here and sign up to the Let’s Knit website and you will be able to download your copy of the pattern for free.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eggstra Special High Fibre Eggs

This month is really flying past and Easter will soon be upon us!  For those of you who fear that the Easter Bunny may do too much damage to your waist line,  I have a high fibre alternative for you… (I know, terrible pun)

Meet Clutch my trio of knitted eggs featured in this months Let’s Knit Magazine (Issue 78).

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You can download your copy of Let’s Knit Magazine today and get cracking with your eggs (still bad?) here

As always I would love to see your finished eggs on my Facebook page,  Happy Knitting, take eggstra special care of yourselves x

Cute sheep, but

Or should that say Butt!  In this months issue of Let’s Get Crafting, Knitting and Crochet Magazine (issue 59) I have a cute knitted purse pattern.  The purse is perfect for storing your bits and bobs and plenty big enough for an iPad mini or similar size tablet.

The sheep is worked using the intarsia method and the pretty flowers are crocheted and slipped over the buttons. It is finished with a zip closure, if you are new to putting zips into your knitted projects I can highly recommend this tutorial from  Knitting Daily.  In the video Eunny Jang shows you Techknitter’s technique for making zippers knitable objects so you can knit them into your garments instead of sewing them in by hand.

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I thought the rear of the sheep was missing something and mischievous side got the better of me!

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This would make a fab Easter present.

As always I would love to see your finished purse on my Facebook page.

Modelling debut for Mini Me – Updated

Yesterday Katie made her modelling debut for Let’s Knit Magazine.  She was modelling a pair of socks I designed for Let’s Knit!  Words can not tell you how incredibly proud I was of my little girl as she took direction from the photographer like a pro.

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The photo studio were incredibly kind and allowed us to take photographs to share with you.  Obviously I have had to blur the socks until they have been published (I will post unedited pictures when I am able).

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I was thrilled that I was able to be at the shoot of one of my designs and see what goes on behind the scenes.  Of course Doug thoroughly enjoyed all the tech and gadgetry.

I get to check out the shots

I get to check out the shots

Reviewing the pictures with the photographer

Reviewing the pictures with the photographer

And it’s a wrap!  ‘That’s what they say when they have finished filming isn’t it?”

Thank you very much to everyone who made today very special for Katie (and myself).

Nothing says LOVE like a dozen little knitted hearts

Love is the air,  well hanging in the trees!  For the latest issue of Let’s Knit Magazine I have made not one, not two but a dozen little knitted hearts.   Cute aren’t they?

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This is a great stash busting project, the best way to approach this is to choose a variegated or sock yarn as your starting point.  Then raid your stash for three complimentary yarns of the same weight.  This is what my stash dive yielded.

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The pattern is written for 4ply yarn, but you could easily work this in DK yarn using 3.25mm needles. You will have bigger hearts! The hearts are worked on a smaller needle size than recommended to keep the knitted fabric nice and dense.

Let your creative side loose, personalise with letters, colour theme to match décor.

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I can’t wait to get these hearts back from the magazine and pop them on my tree….. bliss

As always I would love to pictures of your finished projects on my Facebook page.

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You can download your copy of Let’s Knit Magazine from the App Store

It's me, pinch me!

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I have been bursting at the seams to share this with you all,  after many years of reading Simply Knitting and dreaming of being the interviewed designer,  it happened they asked me!  Last night was spent repeatedly showing the magazine … Continue reading

Remember that Bleedin' Sock Yarn?

Way way back in August I told you my tale of woe,  about how I have left my wet sock on the blockers over night and woke to find what looked like a ‘sock massacre’.  Okay,  I maybe prone to over exaggeration but it was a tiny bit on the traumatic scale.  If you missed it you can reacquaint yourself with the full story here.

I can now reveal the rest of the sock to you.  Introducing Elska,  Scandi style socks that will warm your feet, with their stranded colour work.  Giving you nice thick snuggly socks and, with a cute couple holding hands they will warm your heart too.  They are featured in Let’s Knit Magazine which goes on sale later this week.

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The socks are worked from the top down with no patterning on the heel or the instep making them a nice introduction to Fair Isle sock knitting.

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You can buy your copy of Let’s Knit magazine from the App Store to download.  The morale of the story…… always dry your socks flat!

Happiness is a design featured on the front cover… and ….

My design made the cover of Let’s Knit Magazine this month, big grin from me!

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I have a couple of really cute [even if I do say so myself] baby bonnets featured in this issue.  The first is a vintage look  lace bonnet, in a contemporary colourway.

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The second is a snuggly winter bonnet with a pretty 3D butterfly.

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Isn’t the model beautiful?

Both these bonnets are worked in the new Jenny Watson yarn, Babysoft DK.  The yarn was a dream to work with,  45% extra fine merino, 50% polyamide and 5% cashmere, it is butter soft.  It’s manmade content makes it laundry friendly, making it perfect for baby knits.  I can not recommend trying this yarn for yourselves enough!