Knitting, Cross Stitch, Interior Decorating and everyday trials and tribulations of a multi tasker.
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Best laid plans...unfinished knitting projects
This little sweater is called "Brambling" from the Rowan Little Knits book. I knitted it in a cotton yarn and have another at the same stage in a Rowan cotton. this one needs the collar attached and some buttons. I will finish both shortly and press them up for a better photograph.
This is my own design. It is a girl's dress with a tulip border along the bottom and what looks like gathering along the top. I have most of the back and front finished and then it will need two sleeves...it could also make a nice top with some leggings under. I like playing about with this to see what I can come up with and if it will all work out. I bought some knitting software for the computer to count the stitches/ adjust sizes etc., but I prefer to do this manually and use the computer as a check. When I find a mistake/ misunderstanding in a pattern. I find there is little help out there to work it out even from the supplier. However I have been fortunate enough to meet up with a knitting instructor that I took some finishing lessons from a few years ago (well worth it) and I will enjoy going over this with her. This is done in Butterfly Mercerized Cotton DK that I picked up at Mary Maxim in Paris ( no, that is in Ontario) in a pink, cream and taupe shade.
This is a Debbie Bliss pattern that I love. It is a little smock coat and the pattern across the top is fabulous. I interchanged the cuffs on the sleeves with another Debbie Bliss Pattern for a girl's coat that I finished, quite different from this one, but the cuffs turned out amazing and I just had to use them again. I don't have enough yarn to finish this and I can't remember what colour it was. Again I bought it at John Lewis in Glasgow and it was in the Debbie Bliss line. I would need to go there and try to match the colour and what are the chances. So I should probably unravel and knit something else with that exquisite cotton yarn that Debbie does so well
This is from a Jaeger book of Nine Designs for Babies and Toddlers. It needs the sleeves sorted out on both sides and the neck finished. It is done in Cotton DK in a Guernsey pattern and wouldn't take too long to finish it up.
This is a selection of squares in many different cable, bramble stitch and such patterns that need to be attached to make a blanket. I have three of each design completed and if I do the same in blue or pink...hey presto, baby blanket. But can I put my mind to it? The challenge was to conquer each pattern and low and behold I have done that. We will see.
If you think this is a lot I have more, but in earlier stages. So the plan is to finish these items and get on with the rest so that my grand children can have the experience of a hand knitted garment...let's hope they are not into serious fashion before I deliver the goods.