Saturday, 26 September 2009

Slouch socks by Erika Knight

Erika Knight and Kim Hargreaves seem to have both earnt their places as my favourite knitwear designers. These slouch socks were designed by Erika Knight and are from her 'Classic' book. This is the book that I knitted my blue tank top from - which has worked out brilliantly (photo shoot to come!) I love the modern feel to their designs.

There are a couple of bits I have to tweak - the join in the heel didn't seem to get sewn up properly as the shaping was a bit loose (I'm still not 100% at shaping) so I must prise them off my feet (where they have been very happily) to do a little more sewing.

For this project I broke the habit of 18 months and bought Debbie Bliss - the colours in the cashmere range were extensive - good for someone who needs more shades of blue to choose from!

Happy knitting :)

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Third update - Summer Denim Bag

I managed to finish my free gift which was part of my christmas present last year along with membership of Rowan International. Attempts at cabling the strap can be seen here and here. Lots of frantic hair-pulling later means I now have a lovely sturdy denim bag for lazy days and bike rides at the weekend...only problem is it's now autumn...but you know...it's finished :)

Well, actually the bag isn't completely finished as I want to have a go at lining a bag for the first time. I ordered some blue swirly fabric from Cath Kidston ages ago for this purpose but am not looking forward to it!

I'll follow Alice's tutorial on How to sew a lining into a bag to keep me sane!

Sunday, 6 September 2009

Hedgehog from Little Cotton Rabbits

Thank you to Julie from Little Cotton Rabbits for this lovely pattern. It immediately went onto my list of Things To Knit Urgently when I printed it out! I knitted him using leftover yarn from Big Ted...

For those of you who are interested, I have now joined Ravelry under the username of 'jang5941' - so feel free to add me as a friend if you're passing...

Bye for now :)
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