Tuesday, 6 September 2011

I'M BUDGETING OK! Preparing for Christmas!

So, as we are going to New York for Christmas/New Year, we are going to be very poor around Christmas time. Ofcourse, this means taking it out on our loved ones by not buying them presents but instead making them! :) and using the good ol' excuse of 'It means more if you've made it'. But DOESN'T it though :p

Cardies, cowls, bags, baby booties, blankets and stuffed toys! I got a busy couple of months ahead. I made one cowl yesterday and I'm onto a cardi today. Fingers crossed it will turn out ok, 'cause I've never made one before :s

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Kesha Hood progress pics

Kesha Wolf Spirit Hood


Kesha. Not really my cup of tea tbh but this was a request, and so far it's been pretty fun to make.

If you aren't sure what a Kesha Wolf Spirit Hood is have a look on her shop here.

Cool, and expensive :O

So, here is my plan:

Arms -
Inside black in garter, I'm gonna do this quite tight so it isn't too stretchy.
Outside - FLUFFY!!!!! Mottled grey.

Just gonna sew them together.

Gonna make the pockets on the inside unlike the original cause I think that makes more sense. Will do this by casting off all but first and last two stitches on the black piece and the cast on again so there is a hole and I'll sew the top up. I've also made a stash pocket by putting a couple of rows on scrap yarn and picking up later and knitting a pocket into the back.

I have no idea how I am going to make hood section other than I want it to be black on the inside and fluffy grey outside. Going to look for some inspiration on Rav. and see what I can do.

Monday, 18 July 2011

Craft Stall

Weather was terrrrrrrrrible on Saturday, so only managed to sell 5 things :'( booooooo

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Fun Day

So...I had my first experience of selling my creations on a stall at the weekend at the Shiregreen Fun Day! It went ok. Apart from the rain and wind :( I managed to sell 20-odd things and have learned a lot about what I *should* be doing and how to display items. :) Booked on the Richmond Park Fun Day in July so hopefully I can put my new knowledge to practice then! Fingers crossed for a sunny day :D

Monday, 6 June 2011

Complete Baby Hats

So, I have managed to make a Strawberry, Panda, Frog, Alien, Cake and now I'm making a penguin.

I'm gonna have a go at other animals and maybe some seasonal ones (Christmas & Halloween inparticular) once I have make enough stuff for the craft fayre.

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Crafts Stall

I'm booked on my first stall! 9.30 on 18th June at Shiregreen Community Centre. Going to be making (with the help of mum) some knitted accessories; hats, headbands, bobbles, brooches, handbags, hair clips etc... Come down and have a look!
These are just a few of the hair clips that I have made:

Friday, 15 April 2011


I am trying to knit flowers at the moment. I've tried a few cute I-cord ones, but I wanted to make something a bit more realistic...without wires. It's time consuming but I'm getting there.

The arrival of Mini Murray

Wahee! Mini Murray was born last week and is now known as Isobel (I call her Izzy!). She's right cute, and teenie tiny!! With Mum and I knitting like crazy during Leanne's pregnancy, she currently has more woollen items than she can possibly deal with.

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Sprained Wrist

Boooooooo! No knitting for me for a while, as I have sprained my wrist :( very unhappy :'( I never expected it to be that painful

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Adult Brain Slug Hat Pattern

Size: LARGE (20-24" circumference).

Yarns: Hayfield Bonus DK, in Bright Green(1 ball max.), White & Black (small amounts)
Needles: 4 x 3mm dpns

For Hat:
C/o 116 st over 3 needles (38, 40, 38)
1) Join the needles in the round and knit in 'k2, p2' ribbing for 8 rounds.
2) K all rows until the entire piece measures 16cm
3) Continue in the round but on each needle knit the first two and last two together.

Repeat step 3 until 20 stitches left. Thread through live yarn and pull tight, sew in loose yarn.

For tentacles, make 2 I-cords with 6 st til measures 8cm

For eye,
with white cast on 6 stitches, k. Spread evenly on 3 needles.
1) *M1, k1 (rep from * to end)
2) *M1, K2 (rep from * to end)
3) *M1, k3 (rep from * to end)
4) *M1, k4 (rep from * to end)
5) K
6) *M1 k5 (rep from * to end)
7) *M1 k6 (rep from * to end)
8) K
9)* M1 k7 (rep from * to end)
10) K
11) Cast off.

With black and 2 needles
Co 4
1) K
2) P
3) K, m1, K2, m1, k
4) P
5) K
6) P
7) K2tog, k4, K2tog
8) P
Cast off. Sew into the centre of the white part of the eye.

Sewing together:
There will be three seams running along top from when decreasing the hat.
On the seam you want at the front sew the eye on over the corner where you started the decrease.
On the back two seams sew on the tentacles. About half way between edge of hat and centre of the hat.
Sew in any loose thread.

Monday, 31 January 2011

Clanger, Brain Slug and Cupcake

I've been very busy this week!

I've made a clanger for my friends little girl, it's current;y naked!! :O How rudddddddddddeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Am gonna get some felt tomorrow. Think i'll make mother clanger.

Also, finally finished the Adult Brain Slug Hat! Took about 3 weeks (along side other projects). I buggered it up at first and made it way too big! :( Teach me to not follow patterns...

And the cupcake hat. Requested by my friend Mel, then mum saw it so making another one now :) It's dead quick and easy, the bobbles are the most challenging thing and they're easy.

Monday, 10 January 2011

Must learn to stay focussed.....

This is gonna be a patch blanket made using 255 patches (yep, I am mental).

I like making blankets with patches cause I can just make patches whenever really, and don't have to focus entirely on one project all the time - which I hate to do, hence about a million patch blankets on the go :)

I am hoping to make the blanket look like this screenshot of the Space invaders game (but Green not white) using the Space Invaders Charts I have designed.

I have no idea when I will complete this blanket, since I started the 8-bit blanket and the other patch blankets years ago :s

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Space Invaders Chart

Wahee Chart Time!!!

Space Invaders super versatile patchy thing!

Size of patch: approx. 4.5 X 4.5 inches

Suggested Needles: 3.25 mm

Suggested Yarn: Bonus DK by Hayfield - Black 965
Bonus DK by Hayfield – Emerald 916

You don’t need a lot of yarn for one pattern, providing you get the gauge right you should be fine with other yarns. These are just suggestions as they are the ones used to make the finished patch in the image.

Gauge: 32 stitches x 34 rows = 4.5 X 4.5 inches

C/O 32 stitches

Odd Rows - Purl
Even Rows - Knit

Slip the first stitch of every row.

Follow Chart.

Bind off P-wise on an even row.

I love sharing! WOO! But please give credit where credit's due and don't try to pass this off as or sell this(the pattern) as your own work! Ta muchly!

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

More Baby Things - Blanket, Toys, Jumpers

Since finishing the blanket I have been busy making more things for Mini Murray! (my soon to be born niece or nephew)