Some pics of a dragon I finished last night..not as I expected him to look following the pattern but cute still! I substituted the yarn. This is the link to the pattern: http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter06/PATTnorberta.html
Monday, 30 June 2008
Saturday, 28 June 2008
I had been messing around with ideas a few years ago and came up with this very simple pattern:
Free Blanket Pattern
Approx 200g DK of any colour (it also looks nice by alternating 2 colours, mc with smaller needles and cc with larger needles)
1 pair 3.25mm
1 pair 5mm
Not important. Increase/decrease sts if required. Needle sizes can be changed also for different effects of the small/large stitches.
Cast on 120sts with 3.25mm needles
Gst 8 rows
* Change to 5mm needles
Gst 8 rows
Change to 3.25 mm needles
Gst 8 rows**
Repeat from * to ** until blanket is the desired length.
Using 3.25mm needles cast off.
Do not sell this pattern, it is free for all.
Friday, 27 June 2008
Well this rather strange looking toy was made from pieces my boyfriends mum had made (was suposed to be a Fimble ???!!). She passed it on to me a few years ago but I couldn't make it look like a Fimble either...so I sewed the general pieces onto each other (threw away the other bits) and my dog 'Lady' seems to like it! So at least the wierd toy has a home!!
Thursday, 19 June 2008
Thursday, 12 June 2008
In case the link to this site baffles anyone...as it has nothing to do with knitting! It is my boyfriends blog, he is a special effects make up artist. Darren and his mate Ian spend many hours in our garage creating these wonderful pieces! Although there is a warning when the blog comes up, it is not scary or violent stuff but not everyone likes to see zombie prosthetics, alien teeth/sculptures and Klingons.
Wednesday, 11 June 2008
I am always busy knitting something and approx 1/2 of what I make is for charity. I'm generally making hats and scarves for a work colleague who assists with the Shoebox Appeal. But I have recently been looking for other charities to help with. I have just joined the Loving Hands appeal who seem to collect almost everything for charities. http://www.lovinghands.org.uk/ As I love making toys I am going to make some Teddies for Tragedy for them. They look nice, simple and cute to make...so lets see how many I can make to send to them before the end of the month.... http://www.teddiesfortragedies.org.uk/