Sunday, March 25, 2012

One finished baby's blanket for Little X

1 hook...

5 colours...

19 balls of wool...

72 rows...

89 ends woven in...

1 finished blanket for Little X...

May it keep you warm on all the chilly nights. 


Friday, March 16, 2012

Children's Beanies

A little while back I was asked by my friend J to make some beanies as props for her photography and you know me I am never one to say no to doing something creative.  I am lucky that J already had in mind some ideas of beanies that she wanted, as when she first asked me I got all excited and overwhelmed with all the different ideas and designs that kept running through my head.  In the end there were a couple of main designs that she wanted.

And here are the finished products:

I love how it fits so perfectly.

This beanie pattern I found on Ravelry but you can see it here.  I wasn’t too sure about this one as I have never attempted knitting cables before, I was a little nervous to say the least. But once I got into the rhythm of things I really enjoyed watching it come together.  I decided to do slip stitch crochet around the edges just to tidy them up a bit and I also did a plain single stitch crochet (or dc) ties on the ear flaps.  I liked the way this stitch curls upon itself.  I was hesitant about adding a pom pom on top or not, I’m still in two minds about this.

A basketful of cuteness.
This beanie is one of my own creations.  A bit of trial and error with the pattern but in the end it looks OK.  I really like the colour choices (I am a sucker for anything blue).  J wanted a beanie that was a bit more suited for a boy.

And lastly J also asked me to make a little cocoon for the babies to lie in.  This was a little struggle as I needed to find wool that was really soft but also had some stretch to it.  This also was a pattern that I just made up as I went along.

As I have never done anything like this before I am really excited at how they turned out especially in the photos.  And who wouldn't be pleased with such beautiful little models.


Monday, March 12, 2012

Little Critters

I have finally finished making a special little present for Master W but when it came to taking some ta-dah moments all of a sudden everyone got a little shy.  Apparently they don't want a big reveal until they are in the safe little hands of Master W.  So for now these are they only snap shots I could get.

It took me several attempts to get a photo of this little guy.  Every time I went to take a photo he hopped away.  At least I got this one of his big smiley face.

This little Miss was very shy.  It took all my efforts and that of the grasshopper to help bring her out.

This young thing kept buzzing around my head.  Finally he settled for quick rest enough for me to take a quick snap.

And no matter how hard I tried to take a photo of this little one all I could get were his wings.  He was just too quick for me.

Hopefully Master W will bring them all into line so I will be able to take some better photos to share with you.