Posts Tagged ‘knitting’

Some time ago I knitted a sweater from my handspun yarn. After undoing and changing I finally was happy with the result. What about the leftover yarn? Normally you never use it.
However look….. a bag is a nice solution.  I often wear jeans and this way it became a nice combination.

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I am a little late with updating my website. It is all about winter….nevertheless here they are….

At the moment I am knitting a shawl, a sweater and socks.

This shawl I started yesterday!

A sweater…from recycled yarn
Toe up socks from a sock blank named  ‘stripes’

The first time….. a sock with a special pattern…Nice to do….

and after weeks……and weeks…I did finish them….

my ‘poncho’ sock blank socks…..

It took some time, but here they are….

After knitting 6 pairs of hosetops for new members of
The Highland Regiment , I had enough…..

However…from time to time… 😉

Undone again! The yarn looks nice….

‘poncho’…..

‘stripes’…..
‘gaudy’…..

Time for knitting…..

Last Sunday I dyed these ‘future socks’ !

‘poncho’…..

‘stripes’…..

‘gaudy’…..

The big question now is….what will the socks look like!

I did it! Today I finished my poncho!
My sister-in-law permitted me to use the model of her poncho. So nice of her! Thank you Loeska 😉
The first time I saw her wearing  it, I envied her, you know 🙂
The colours are different though.
Turquoise and purple are my favorite colours and I used red to brighten it up, but I already mentioned
that in one of my previous blogposts.
The fringes form a nice band at the bottom….(the way I braided them)…. I think 😉

The collar is knitted separately and sewed with the machine to the neck-piece

It took some time…
I already wore them, nice and warm!

These socks were baptized by Alexandra with the name…’Halloween’ socks 😉
It is so surprising, knitting with the yarn of a dyed sockblank.
Thanks for the idea of the black band at one side of the sockblank Meta…..it looks great!

I knitted my own sockblank. I used needle nr. 6, 2 threads and 40 stitches.
A friend and member of my knitting and spinning group adviced me to dye this sockblank with a black band at one side…..
After washing the blank was undone again…..


…..and now I am busy knitting two identical socks, with my own dyed colour pattern.
My friend was right, the repetition of the colour black gives a very nice effect.

Another pair on the needles….

My new socks. Nothing special! Just nice colours for warm feet.

Well it took some time but here it is……the winter outfit for little Monkie !
It was knitted with sock yarn.
The coat was white, but after finishing, dyed under supervision of Lucas
(with the voice of ‘MonTie’  :-))

The hood is knitted as the heel of a sock and it fits perfectly.
Socks and mittens  are knitted as hands and feet of the original ‘Jacob’ pattern,
but 1 needle size bigger.

It took some time, but here is Simon’s cardigan. First it was too small….
I undid and started again!
The hood is closed with a kitchener stitch. That looks so much better
It is always hard to catch the right colour on the photo, but the close-up below shows it very good!

After we gave the book ‘Monkie’ to Lucas, I knew I wanted to knit a little one for him.
He loves cuddly toys very much.
I knitted, I sewed and made the bed from a shoe box to stand next to his bed, when he goes to sleep.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Forever friends…..

Several minutes ago I finished Lucas his cardigan. The buttons are made from timber.
Need I say more…..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It took some time to find a nice blue coloured yarn  for Simon, but here it is.
It feels very soft. Now it is time to make a cardigan from the different parts 🙂 Next,  into the water and the ‘finished touch’ will be the buttons. Two-three days at the most and this one is finished too.

 

 

It wasn’t a huge job….
Talking and knitting it was soon finished…..the yarn wasn’t even half way!
Because I’m not sleeping very well when I’m not in my own bed, I started a second one during the night.
It is twice the length and no yarn is left! I forgot to make a picture, sorry!

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