Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Day 17-least favourite pattern and why?

I did look at this pattern but when just looking at something gives you shivers down your spine you want to run away and hide!

I added some more storage to my room at home (I had originally bought it for uni but then I moved rooms and didn't need it any more). On the top level there is a hello kitty but its mostly for DK yarn then fancy yarn and WIP's below that, other crafts that I do and then on the bottom all the knit notions that I have (lol)

Here is the bottle tops and ring pulls that I have collected to make jewellery with its only taken me a couple of week's but that's because I make sure that I only upcyle (like picking them off the ground, or getting them from friends) rather than buying them.


Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Day 16- Worst yarn you have every used

Well I love the colour and texture of the yarn but its really difficult to judge any kind of gauge for it. I am talking about Sirdar pom pom its lovely but trying to work out how much of it is going to make a square big enough to cover a cushion is just annoying. x

Knitwear is really coming into fashion this autumn with loads of high street stores stocking up on weird and wonderful jumpers and cardigans i particularly like this one form top shop : href="http://www.topshop.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?beginIndex=0&viewAllFlag&catalogId=33057&storeId=12556&productId=2588089&langId=-1&sort_field=Relevance&categoryId=208525&parent_categoryId=203984&pageSize=20&refinements=Colour{1}~[green]&noOfRefinements=1">

Monday, 22 August 2011

Day 14 - Yarn that you love but cant find a project for

I have lots of the fluffy stuff that hobby craft sold off (pictures coming soon) in pink, purple, blue and like a greeny grey which I just don't know what to use it for. I don't have enough for a jumper so i think perhaps something like a stole/cowl type thing. Well see I'm sure.

Here is a picture of the business cards that I have just had done for my group (www.vistaprint.com). I apologise for the quality of the photo it really doesn't do them justice but they will be handy to give to people as I tend to get talking to randomers in the street.

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Day 13- Where do you keep your stash / Yarn Gathering

My stash is kept in my room (messily) here are some pictures: It looks a bit worse than it is promise!!




I went to stone today to have a look in Yarn Gathering in Stone which is a lovely shop run by a lovely and very helpful woman you can find information on her on Ravelry. Also go and see her! She gave me the posters and I bought some Noro and hand dyed wool form her to make some cute flowers for my new bag which I have fallen in love with. (Its from Asda and is half price x)



Sunday, 14 August 2011

Day 12- do you have a knitting hero?

I don't really have any one person who I look to, to inspire me to knit. I suppose my group are the most inspirational mainly because they have much busier lives and still manage to knit and crochet 10 times more than I do. They have truly incorporated knitting and just crafting in general in to their lives along with children and stressful jobs and I hope that in the future I wont loose my ability to keep crafting because life over takes me.

Friday, 12 August 2011

Day 11- Fave pattern or designer / other crafty stuff

I don't really have a favourite pattern I suppose the one that I have done the most is either the:brain monster hat http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/brainmonster or the official kittyville hat http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/official-kittyville-hat which is in the first stitch and bitch book.

MY favourite designer would probably have to be Susie Johns: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Knitted-Fruit-Twenty-Susie-Johns/dp/1844485404/ref=pd_ys_qtk_wl_img?ie=UTF8&coliid=I34VO5TIVN0FRR&colid=1Y3EZ96YNV754&pf_rd_p=217325491&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_t=1501&pf_rd_i=home&pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_r=1BDZXQQBHY4G04FAHMJE . She contributes a lot to Lets Knit magazine and I just love her work and all the available pictures of her house look amazing!

Here is the canvas and paints that I will be using to paint a picture that I have been meaning to do for ages hopefully you can just see the outline but I haven't finished yet


Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Day 10- fave fiber or yarn

Well I tend to knit most things in acrylic yatns as its usually a toy or a small gift for one of my cousins. So Hayfeild bonus DK or anything like that is good, if im feeling more adventourous (spelling??) Then I really like the feel of the Sirdar Peru that I am using for my cardigan although I am lead to believe that it is now discontinued. (Links to come)

Ring Pulls


So I went to take my sisters dog for a walk and on the way I took all the ring pulls off the cans that I saw. I got 21 ring pulls and a whole can of Carlsberg, that I ended up pouring away even though it was well in date, and so I had 22 ring pulls in the end. I hope to make these bracelets.

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Day 9- most challenging project

The cardigan that I am attempting at the moment is probably the most challenging, because even though I can do all the different elements putting them all together and in such a large item (not saying I'm fat just that its bigger than a bag or a toy).
Here is the link on the Ravelry database: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/design-b---cabled-hoodie-with-zip-or-buttons

Day 8- least fave project

My least fave project is probably the one I named Egor he was supposed to be a Bagpuss that had been designed by Alan Dart. I knitted him perfectly but it should have taken ages to sew him up but I was so enthused with the fact that I had finished him and it had taken me about a year, that I sewed him up without a care in the world and well it ended badly.

Day 7-Favourite Project

This is probably my favourite project because its the first thing that I knitted that actually looked like what it was supposed to. It was also the first thing that I gave away I'm sure its in a landfill some where but at the time he was given he was appreciated I'm su

Day 6- Fave place to knit

The place that I most sit and knit is in my living room at home in front of the TV. (Picture later)
I would probably like to knit in my own studio room when I'm older x

Day 5- How long did it take from your time of learning to finishing your first project?

Well basically how I learnt like I said in the previous post was that I was following the instructions from the book "Yeah I made it myself!" to make the garter stitch scarf and here it is x

Day 4- How did you learn?

Well I saw a friend doing it at school and I got very jealous of her ability (she was making a fair isle plant pot holder for mothers day). Any way my Gran had tried and it was the usual throw it across the room scenario so I got a book called "Yeah I made it myself" and learnt slowly from that whilst making my scarf at the same time (its one of the projects in there).

Day 3- Why have you chosen these WIP's?

During term time I forget to take time to knit and so I tend to do nothing or very little so during the summer I get the knitting bug again and want to knit anything and everything the WIP's that I have chosen are to do with the wool that I already own and so I don't have to spend much more money x

Day 2- What is your WIP? (work in progeress)

I have a couple of things on at the moment I have a cable jumper being knit with Sirdar Peru.

Here is the link for that:


Then I'm trying to do a cushion cover with can can yarn but I can't seem to understand with how to do Stocking Stitch with the can can, it really doesn't seem to work but here is the link here:


Finally I'm frogging another project that I tried to do with Sirdar YO YO (earlier in the blog) to do something else with it however the yarn really isn't supposed to be frogged to re-knit because of the fact that its a boucle yarn that and I was rubbish at knitting back then. Here is the link to the new project that I am going to do;


Today has been really good I went to school and got on with my day, found out that the teachers really like me and I asked for them to write a short reference. Miss A told me that she is happy to be a referee for me and I'm well happy about that. In my spare month and a half I think that I am going to research setting up a business or working for another. Keeping busy this summer has really helped me I feel finally like I am achieving :)

Day 1 - what was your first finished project

It was like most people who learn how to knit a garter stitch scarf it was purple and somewhere on my blog , towards the start. ( I shall edit if I remember and put a picture up). I still own it although I do have to say that I have never worn it although I will make concerted efforts to when I go back to uni in sep as in stoke it gets very cold.

Any way I'm going to my sisters this afternoon and I have no idea if I shall be able to use the Internet or not so starting another 30 day challenge may be a bad idea but never mind!