Sunday, July 19, 2009

finished !!!!

finished these shorties this week - they are from the pattern - looking glass longies by Kelly Brooker ( will come back with a link ) http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/looking-glass-longies and I love Kelly's patterns - they require no grafting and even though I am a fairly new knitter and I am sure practise makes perfect - I am not much good at grafting so thats why I love her patterns so much. And what makes these little pants even more special - I dyed the wool myself with food colouring. I made a few attempts at dyeing and was never happy with the results so had decided it wasn't for me but when I knitted this lot up I just love it so I guess I will be dyeing again very soon. Although since everything I knit seems to be green I will be doing some different colours next time :)

And also finished this week - pyjamas for Delaney and Tanner - well Tanners were supposed to be Brierley's thats why they are so big - but hey as I have said before its not like he's getting any smaller right!. I have to say this has been a pretty big achievement for me - I have never really made tops before so I am fairly happy with the results - not perfect but a good effort for a first attempt I think

next project is to teach myself how to knit with dpn's so I can do socks.

let me tell you this working business is really eating into my craft time :D
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4 comments:

mirage said...

great achievement, and your kids look lovely, such nice smiles!

Little Munchkins said...

Those PJs look great!

I have to say, I am so envious when people can knit. I still haven't mastered getting the tension right.

The Jewelled Path said...

Hi Nadine, just love these pics of your littlies. They are sooo cute. You are doing a great job with all of your knitting and sewing. Keep up the great work. :)

Kelly said...

Stumbled across your blog today and wanted to say that your shorties look great! Even more special because you dyed the yarn yourself! :D