Monday, April 18, 2011

I've done something other than scrap!!!!

And I remembered how RELAXING it was!!!! It's knitting!!!! My nan taught me how to knit when I was tiny - in fact I can't remember a time when I haven't known how to knit or crochet - I can't even remember being taught!!! Considering I've very clear memories from back when I was 4 and 5 that says a LOT!!! LOL Ok, mum said she had a hand in it as well so I'd better acknowledge that too hehehe

Seriously I can remember holidays at nan's where pop would teach me drawing and his skill of signwriting, I'd LOVE the aroma or paint and solvents - I still love it ;) and of the afternoon and evening I'd sit cross legged in the rocking chair next to nan and either knit or crochet, she'd usually be crocheting something for a new cousin that was due (too many cousins in this family to count!!! LOL)

So, I've knitted a little hat and cardi for Aerynn. I'm not sure if I love it completely yet - the cream crochet edges were meant to be picot edges but they looked rather hmm 'silly' might be the politically correct term LOL and because I'm not sold on the colour in particular yet of the edges it's not tied off or sewn in so can be easily removed if when I pull it out of storage in a week or so I can remove it if it's still not sitting 'right' with me ;) Ahh such a perfectionist eh LOL Anyhoos, here it is.....

and it's salmon pink, not brown **sigh** LOL

The hat is my own design I roughed up when Domenik was a bubba, I didn;t write out a pattern this time, I had his hat beside me when I knitted it up and went from there ;) If anyone wants the pattern I can write it out - It fits newborn to 3 year old (Dommy's still fits him!!!! Got to love fisherman's rib!!!)

The jacket pattern is found HERE I added an extra 2 rows after the first row of eyelets so it was separate and an obvious waist tie, also I added quite a few extra rows to make it flare a bit at the waist to make it a little more girly :) It's rather heavy as the wool I used as an aran (Patons Washed Haze in Coral colourway)

So my next knitting project is apparently knitting another jacket for my nephew, i already did him a hat an the request is for a jacket to match (I hope I have enough wool!!! LOL) and I'm making a simple pram blanket out of lincraft 'giggles' yarn for Aerynn - nothing flash, no pattern really jsut knitting a big rectangle - and hoping it works out bahaha, ahh that is so my way in so many things!!! ROFL

PS - final touches are going on the "waiting for baby' album... I had a change of mind for some of it when it was almost finished so started a few pages on it from scratch again - more WOW product LO's to come soon!!!!! Wooooohoooo!!

BTW Words or Whatever WOW are almost at 1000 FB fans!!! Come on over and join the fun and be INSPIRED!!!!! :) Let's hit 1000 before Easter and make it an even more special time for the company :)

1 comment:

  1. It looks gorgeous. I wish I could knit like that. You have done a fab job.