Tuesday, February 28, 2012
this one from ravelry, that I upsized by using bigger needles and for Anoushka knitting more increases and cms for the length. For Maaike I striped it to use up what I had left from a pair of socks I made for my sister last year and missed out the lace pattern.
P.s struggling with techno stuff, heres the link for wardrobe wednesday
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Thursday, February 16, 2012
/wardrobe-wednesday, and here.
Thursday, February 9, 2012
I haven't done much sewing for this baby except wipes and nappy inserts etc but I have been knitting since the beginning so i thought I'd finally get around to sharing the finished articles. Above is a pebble vest in white, and a front tab sweater from a local store called Cruellas.
Two more vests using up the odds and ends in my yarn stash, while trying to stay neutral as we don't know and I have no strong intuitive feelings about this one. The one on the left is this one found on ravelry, and the one on the left is from an old vintage pattern I think.
The nappy covers are the frantic mama ones and the pants are modified Das monster pants ( modified to be smaller using a lighter weight yarn and less leg length. I kept the rise the same to create ease for the cloth nappies we use). Good old Ravelry!
another vest from a vintage pattern found at an op shop knitted in wool also from the op shop and handdyed by me using food colouring , and kanoko pants using some light blue yarn from an op shop too, I think. I spend a bit of time drooling over beautiful yarn on line and in shops occassionally but our budget has been super tight so this baby will have to make do with a frugal mama's welcoming and nesting attempts. I just think of pioneering women and how they used and reused whatever they had to hand to clothe and feed the family and I feel proud of my efforts and not so glum! And I still have plenty of projects I wish to start, for the other children in my family. The longer the baby waits the more knitting will happen....
Sunday, February 5, 2012
The printer draw was a dump shop find, as were the lamps which I recovered with recycled coffee jute bags. Its a very peaceful room, and now I just need to find a piano teacher for our family to play the piano that gilly kindly left with the house! I don't think I said thanks, yet so Thanks, I've always wanted to learn!