Sunday, March 28, 2010

Whoops!

I've not shown you these socks yet have I? They are Spring Forward from Knitty summer 2008. Really easy lace pattern. I made mine in The Natural Dye Studio's Mirage - Merino and Tencel yarn.

I always, always, always hand wash my hand made socks. ALWAYS.....


Apart from this time. Oh blast I said. But I've cut the cuffs off and will crochet around the cut edges to make sure they don't fray too much. Maddie has a brand new pair of slippers!
This is Eddy, he's from Last Minute Knitted Gifts by Joelle Hoverson. Made using 2 lots of my very beginner handspun yarn. I think he is ugly but Maddie loves him :)

I've made this BSJ (Baby Surprise Jacket) for a friends new baby. Hope it still fits as he is growing very well!

On the needles at the moment is a Milo tank top for Sullivan using Rowan Classic Luxury Cotton in a yummy bitter/milk chocolate colourway. Photos soon...

Oh, I'm feeling a bit sad because there is a man on his way up from Weymouth to collect Bluey. I think I'll commiserate with crispy chilli beef and ginger prawns for tea....

5 comments:

Lynda said...

Wow! I love Eddy, he's fab and the surprise jacket is very funky. Beautiful! Your socks are great too, Ali. I have only ever knitted 2 pairs of socks as I get way too frustrated with them. xxx

Fujiyamamama said...

What beautiful socks, how very sad that they ended up being slippers! Although the slippers are very clever indeed!

Lovely BSJ and elephant!

Batty said...

Lovely knits. Sorry about the socks, but at least there was someone in the family who could wear them -- even if not entirely in the originally-planned manner.

Linda said...

What a shame about the socks, I have done that before to my Monkey socks!

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picperfic said...

well I thought that yarn was machine washable...all that work, still Maddie is happy :)

Eddy is lovely, I love it that you make things with all your precious handspun!