Saturday, November 16, 2013

Fingerless mittens - NEW Ravelry pattern!

My latest pattern is out on Ravelry.

It's a simple pattern for fingerless mittens. They are knitted in the round on a set of double-pointed needles.
For the mittens shown in the pictures I used Regia World College sock yarn in DK. Very cleverly a 150g ball creates 3 almost perfectly matching pairs of gloves.
But any other DK yarn should be fine.

The size fits a medium-sized adult hand.
Adjustments can easily be made. For example you can make the cuffs longer or shorter, or widen the gloves my adding 4sts to the width. (Be aware that this may affect the amount of yarn needed)

Check out the pattern here.
Thank you!

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Liv's teddy (again) - FREE RAVELRY PATTERN

Liv's teddy is now available as a FREE PATTERN in my RAVELRY store.
It is written to be knitted on a set of double-pointed needles, so it essentially makes a tube (that’s because I am lazy and try to avoid as much sewing as possible!).
The legs are stitched through.
All that is required is knowing how to cast and and off and how to increase and decrease.
It get s a tiny bit more tricky at the top, when the middle 4 stitches are cast off and the ears are completed separately.

Being a simple pattern it is ideal for charity knitting - so please feel free to copy and share in your groups.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Yarn bombing

Our little town square got yarn bombed. How beautiful! (Why wasn't I told??)

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Liv's teddy

I received a request via etsy to replicate a very simple little teddy for a girl called Liv in Australia. She is in the habit of losing her teddy and he mum wanted a replacement - in the event that old teddy disappears for good.

So, equipped with a picture and the basic measurements I set out to give it a go.

Here is the final result. My ball of wool was enough to make three, so Liv should be quite safe for a while!

Will send teddies and knitting instructions later this week.

Friday, March 8, 2013

More Easter eggs ...

You know that feeling when you start making something and then you end up making more than you ever planned?

Here are my little chocolate egg cosies - 30 of them - ready to be taken to work next week to raise money for my daughter's trip with the Voluntary Services Overseas.

And I got an order to make another 40 for the children's group at our church. Just how many days until Easter??
Luckily I persuaded my daughter to help me with stitching on the eyes. That will make a huge difference!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Craft stall

Yesterday we had fun at the local Flea Market, where my daughter and I had a craft stall. We met some lovely people and raised some money to go towards my daughter's trip with VSO to Bangladesh in May.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Easter eggs - the sequel

Having made a few of the googey-eyed eggs, I decided to amend the pattern to make covers which fit a small chocolate egg (Cadbury's creme egg or similar).
Here they are.

The problem is that my cupboard now hides a couple of dozen creme eggs. I wonder how long they will stay safe?!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Easter Bunny and the Googy-eggs

A great big Thank You to Kim Lapsey from Woolly Toons for her free pattern and for allowing me to sell my little crew to raise money for my daughter's volunteer project with the International Citizen Service.

I love making these little guys and hope to make a few more before Easter!

They can be purchased and/or ordered from my NuttyKnitter's Etsy shop.
Please come and browse.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Woolly Toons Easter Bunny

Well, I did promise myself some Easter projects.
I started with crocheting this this delightful Easter bunny. You can find the pattern in Woolly Toons' blog.
The pieces were quite easy to make and although assembling the face was a bit fiddly (I will ask my daughter to do it for me next time), it was a real hoot seeing the little face come to life!

Now I am in the groove, I think I will add a few eggs to the collection ... and perhaps another bunny or two.

I am feeling particularly self-righteous, as I am still counting this as part of my stash-reduction.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Using up my stash - next update

Having found some thicker Aran yarn, I made a number of simple hats.
They are adult size, but one size pretty much fits most teenage/adult heads.

These Dennis-the-Menace fingerless gloves with flaps are very nearly finished. I might just keep these for myself!

Now my winter knitting will be on hold for a while. It is nearly Lent, and with the spring and Easter approaching some serious Easter knitting will commence soon.
Watch this space!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Using up my stash - update

Turns out I have enough stash to last me a YEAR, not just the month of January!

I have abandoned the mitered squares blanket for now and am knitting hats and gloves/mittens for the Winternight Shelter - the local homeless project. So far I have five hats and four pairs of gloves/mittens.
Plenty more yarn left ...