On The Needles This Week 22-04-13

On The Needles 22-04-13

On The Needles 22-04-13

I’m a little bit late this week but here it goes anyway! Last week’s knitting time was interrupted by college, head colds, rehearsals and lost dogs and this weeks knitting time looks like it’s going to be interrupted by much the same thing (minus the lost dogs hopefully and the rehearsals will be replaced by concerts!) I’ll be having withdrawal symptoms by the end of it. Bring on summer I say!

Half way there!

Half way there!

I’ve finally reached the half-way mark with the scarf and hopefully after this week I’ll have more evening time to get the second half finished soon. Then it will be on to the hat! I am very happy with how it is turning out though ūüôā

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This poor cowl is long awaiting arrival in the shop and hopefully fingers crossed it will be up next week. I’m just working out some ideas for a flower to use as a brooch and given that my crochet skills are a bit undeveloped it’s taking me longer than anticipated! But I’m pretty sure what I want now so it’s just a matter of getting it done! ¬†But customer orders are my priority so for now I’ll be focusing on the scarf for the moment!

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I’ve decided to say farewell to the gloves and mittens until Autumn and have ripped what I had done of the little glove. Finally starting to get some Spring weather here so I’ll be working on some ideas for Spring/Summer knitted accessories! I’m always open to ideas so if there’s anything you’d like to see in the shop now’s the time to tell me!

I’m off to do a bit of study and then steal some knitting time for myself!

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Ideas taking shape!

Scarf starting to take shape

Scarf starting to take shape

The lace pattern scarf is starting to take shape now and my time spent charting out the tapering off pattern is paying off! I’ll have to write it out again in slightly more legible form for later patterns, but I’m very happy with how this is looking and after blocking the change from pattern to stockinette stitch should become more subtle.

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On The Needles This Week 15-04-13

On The Needles 15-04-03

On The Needles 15-04-03

So I didn’t get as much finished this week as I planned, mainly due to items taking longer to block than I anticipated but also with being back into college and assignments and early mornings and making lunches and all those wonderful things that school time and college time brings! But not all was lost! Two new projects were started and two should enter the shop this week, I even got a bit of organising done. Whoo hoo!

Gloves on the Go!

Gloves on the Go!

First up this week are my on the go project of the week, these little girls gloves. I decided to do them in the same colour as the convertible mittens mainly because I only have a small bit of those colours left in my stash and oddments of yarn like this are a pet peeve of mine! Not to worry though, these colours will be reordered for orders of the fingerless mittens, the convertible mittens and of course the gloves. All of these are available in sizes ranging from aged 2 to ladies large. You might also notice a different cuff on these than the usual 2×2 rib on the other projects, this is mainly due to my¬†tendency¬†to get bored with making the same thing over and over so I decided to do a nice moss stitch ribbing for a change. They are also available with 2×2 ribbing.

Scarf well underway

Scarf well underway

Next up is the scarf being knitted for a customer. It’s well underway, I’m about a quarter of the way through it now, I’m trying to work out a way of tapering out the lace pattern and going into stockinette stitch for the middles part so there’s a¬†separate¬†little swatch going on the needles right now to work out how I’m going to do it. I’m sure there’s a way I can do it off the needles but I just prefer to design on the needles and work it out as I go along. I just find it more fun to work it out in actual stitches rather than on paper. Hopefully I’ll have this off the needles this time next week and will be starting into the hat!

Cowl finally off the needles!

Cowl finally off the needles!

My wave pattern cowl is finally of the needles and just finished blocking. Being the silly goose that I am I forgot to order in brooch pins so I just need to wait for them to arrive, make a flower to attach to a brooch pin and vuala! it will be ready for the shop, so hopefully that will be up very soon! I’ll be writing out the pattern for this during the week as well so hopefully something else that will be up online by this time next week!

The convertible mittens are just about dry so will be sticking the little flowers on them ASAP and getting them up on the shop early this week

A bit of organising

A bit of organising

And finally, a bit of organising. I was inspired by blog post I saw during the week (I posted it here on my own blog!) of a very innovative and beautiful way of storing yarn. A pegboard, mounted on the wall. Some pegs and stick the balls of yarn on the pegs. So not only is your yarn all in one place, it’s on display and it’s organised. So I’ve ordered a ball winder, my lovely boyfriend has told me he’ll make me a pegboard and in my excitement off all this I decided to try put some order in my stash right now. As it stands there’s yarn in a few of these shelves, in bags, in boxes, on tables…ok, you get it, not very organised or pretty looking so hopefully in a few weeks I’ll have my very own yarn¬†adorned¬†wall in my sitting room. Can’t wait! ūüôā