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The amazing knitted toys!

In Crochet, Finished Pieces, Finished Pieces, Knitting on October 24, 2009 at 8:35 pm

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  • These toys took little time, most from online patterns, some from magazines, but the octopus … i made that pattern 🙂
  • My son loves them 🙂

A not so good hat.

In Crochet, Finished Pieces on October 24, 2009 at 8:34 pm

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  • Before making the tams I originally tried to crochet the hats as it was much quicker, but my tension with crochet is all wrong as i generally only make granny squares and toys when crocheting.
  • It turned out like putting a dustbin liner on your head.
  • At least my son took a liking to it I suppose 🙂 !

A spot of charity knitting.

In Finished Pieces, Knitting on October 24, 2009 at 8:28 pm

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  • These were originally going to be made for the big knit 2009 for innocent smoothies to support help the aged.
  • After only managing to get two done i figured i best keep them and put them on for the big knit 2010, really hoping they do one.

Joint work between me and Rachel.

In Finished Pieces, Knitting on October 24, 2009 at 8:25 pm
  • Rachel is an amazing friend of mine, i taught her to crochet.
  • We decided to do some knitting for her kids together and we were quite impressed with the results.

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  • A jumper for her son.

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  • And a bolero for her daughter.
  • Much fun was had making these two 🙂 .

Tried out harlequin knitting for the first time and this is what i came up with :

In Finished Pieces, Knitting on October 24, 2009 at 8:21 pm

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  • Really liked it, my son soon nabbed it and claimed it as his, now it sits in his bed and he cuddles up with it.
  • Need to add one of my self knit-cover buttons to the middle and it’ll be perfect.

Blankets – works in progress

In Crochet, Works In progress on October 24, 2009 at 8:19 pm

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  • Not so sure about this one yet, planning to do 9 of theses squares attached together and border them with the bright blue.

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  • Did like this till i got a few rounds further and found the blue and white were just too much of a contrast to make what could be a stunning blanket live up to its standard.

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  • Think this one is lovely, just need a bit of work on making it a bit sturdier so that all the flowers dont fold up, was thinking of a row of granny squares around the border.

Blankets I’ve Finished

In Crochet, Finished Pieces, Uncategorized on October 24, 2009 at 8:12 pm

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  • For My partner – A giant granny square for the back of his car

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  • A christening Present – 20 little granny squares joined together with a lovely shell border round the edge.

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  • For my son – a whole ball of robin DK in the middle, nearly a whole ball of cream around that, a shell border in brown after, and finally a border of single crochets around the edge of the border, it’s super soft 🙂 i love this one.

Little Rainbow Bootees

In Finished Pieces, Knitting on October 24, 2009 at 5:38 pm

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  • These were made using the wool and pattern from ‘let’s get crafting – Quick knits’ the first issue of LGC to be about knitting 🙂
  • The wool is lovely, so smooth!
  • They fit him even now he is a year old, perfect little slippers!

Berets or tam’s on commision

In Knitting, Works In progress on October 24, 2009 at 5:33 pm

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  • Got seven hats to make, these are the two i have completed.
  • 5 to go!!
  • Gonna be busy!!
  • The one on the left i actually a deep pink though for some reason my camera makes the colour glare and it turns out a bright red!

Jumper for my son

In Finished Pieces, Knitting on October 24, 2009 at 5:20 pm

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  • This took me about 3 days to make, though I was doing it near enough non stop, was a lot of fun and fitted him nicely, all apart from the hood where I had sewn it on to tight!!
  • OH NO!
  • He only managed to wear it once, now it is sat in the cupboard waiting for another baby to come along.