Wednesday, July 1, 2015

52 things i made {13+14/52}

For Mother's Day this year I whipped up a couple of quick zip purses and popped in a couple of treats for my Mum and MIL.  I didn't use a pattern, but the Purl Bee tutorial is useful if you've never made one of these before.  I had a bunch of 2.5inch squares already cut, as I am planning to make another scrap quilt or two (did I ever blog the one I made last year - don't think I did, will post a photo sometime).  So I just grabbed a few sqaures that looked good together and it was pretty easy.  I was really pleased with the result.

52 things i made {12/52}

I very recently finished making a Zigvest for a friend.  I thought it looked a little tricky, but I actually found it very challenging!   But I did it!  Phew!  Those zigzags were tricky to keep track of, especially at the armhole/neck shaping area.  I'm really pleased with the result, so effective!

Monday, June 22, 2015

52 things i made {10+11/52}

I made a couple of corduroy skirts for the girls on a lazy Sunday a couple of months ago.  Made entirely from bits and pieces I had in the stash.  I didn't use a pattern, and as a result they are a little narrow, they fit, but they're not the best style for playing in.  Next time, I'll use a pattern, and I may even get around to altering these by adding another panel or two.

And yes, I'm wearing my Washi dress from the last post in these pics :)

Sunday, June 21, 2015

52 things i made {9/52}

Oh oh poor neglected blog. 
I am still making all the things.  And instagramming most of the things.
But just not making time to blog all the things.  But I really would like to complete this years 52 project, so I am going to attempt to catch up.

I made a washi dress.  Feels like a million years ago, but maybe actually it was March.  Super comfy, have worn it many, many times, and am planning on making many, many more.  I got this fabric at spotlight.

Monday, April 6, 2015

52 things i made {8/52}

I've just finished this Granny's Favourite cardigan to gift to a friend.  I love Georgie Hallam's yoked cardigans, they're lovely to knit.  I do have to knit one of these for my youngest soon.  I have managed to (perhaps unsurprisingly) give myself a bit of RSI from too much knitting.  So now that I am down to having only ONE project on the needles I am going to work gently on it.  It requires quite a lot of concentration too, so this is a good time to slow down and take it easy.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

52 things i made {7/52}

I recently finished knitting my first adult garment.  It's a 'Harvest' cardigan, by designers Tin Can Knits.  It is one of their free patterns, they have a whole 'learn to knit' series of free patterns.  It was very easy to follow, even though I am a moderately experienced knitter, I think this would be fairly straightforward for a beginner who was willing to take their time. 
 I'm looking forward to trying some more of their patterns soon.  I've bought the wool to make a Clayoquot cardigan, but I'm quite nervous because I've never done colour work before.  I think I will have to attempt something smaller, either a child's item or a hat or just a swatch to practise my colour work and tension before I begin this rather large project!
 Anyway, here are a few photos of my Harvest cardigan.  It's knit from Cleckheaton Country Naturals, in a tweedy navy/grey colour.  The ceramic button is by Hesta MacReady, bought from the Paper Scissors Rock Art Collective in Takaka.  Overall I'm really happy with it, and it fits the bill of being warm, slouchy, comfy, a practical colour, good for hanging with little kids kinda cardigan.  The sleeves are a tad wide and long, but that doesn't really worry me.