Thursday, August 17, 2006

A knitted bag

Well lookee's a non-felted bag. I made this for a girlfriend, girlfriend. These are her colours. You can see I lined it too. Another first - yep! I have bought lots of beautiful fabric to line bags, but this is the first one I've got 'round to doin'. I think she liked - it was her birthday present- I loved making it for her.. but I guess it's her choice to bury it in the cupboard or wear it. And another first - I got 3 pics up in one hit. One of the pics is the book that I found this pattern in... Emma King's Fun and Funky Accessories. It's got a few things other than just I am developing beyond the felted bag..... watch this space baby!!

Friday, August 11, 2006

Pink black tote

I made this for a friend whose signature colour is pink. I used 2 slightly different shades and knitted them together to get the flecked tweedy look.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Patchwork throw

I've sewn it up! But now I've decided it's too small and I'm going to double the size and then put the border on it. I've used 3 separate yarns of 8ply each so it's pretty warm! Great for snuggly under in the cold wet winter weather!

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Felted board

Here's another view. I love the colours - I've used Brown Sheep Bulky.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Felted boards

Here is the first felted notice board prior to finishing the border. It's a lot of knitting!

A knitter's conscience...

After a lull in posting I'm all geared up to post some pics
and it's just not a happening thing! Frustration of the nation!

I've been working on multiple projects and trying to find
my knitting mojo again. I am trying to expand beyond bags
which I have a endless fascination with. I am just
immediately drawn to bags. I picked up a book by Emma King
which has lots of knitted accessories and started on a bag - this one
is UNfelted (only my second ever non felted bag) - I'm stepping right
outside my comfort zone but as you can see I'm determined to
stretch myself.

I've had another thought too... I would really like to make every single
pattern in one book. Haha I know what you're thinking - easy just buy
a single pattern book and wolah! mission accomplished. No that would
be cheating....I mean like Stitch'n'bitch Nation or something. I wouldn't
restrict myelf to a time frame - just in my life time!! Is there anyone
out there who thinks like this or seeks to challenge themselve in the same way?
Or am I completely alone?