Friday, August 31

A labor of Love

It's not often I will present someone with my entire knitting pattern/book collection and say 'pick something and I'll knit it for you!'. However I had neglected to get my sister a birthday present from lack of inspiration so I decided she could pick what I was to knit her instead.. Out of all the fabulous patterns I have available to me, hundreds of which I would happily knit myself she picked out a mere three which were to her taste. She expects me to knit all three at some point I think which is unlikely to happen but I hastily bought the yarn for project number 1.. the poncho.






This poncho, from the book 'Complete guide to Knitting and Crochet, A useful guide to knitting &crochet - featuring simple and fun projects'







If you have ever tried to knit anything on 20mm needles you will understand my pain and why this is a labor of love. They are clunky, plastic!, uncomfortable and they make you feel like you've just learned to knit all over again because they are so awkward. Plus I personally think that poncho's are a bit naff and this one in particular looks.. well I'll let you use your own imaginations. Anyway, what the lady wants.. the lady gets and she wanted this one in purple so here we have it, my WIP.

It's very quick to knit up when I can bring myself to touch those god awful needles but I've discovered a couple of errors in the pattern. Most importantly the yarn requirements seem to have been way off and I think I'm going to need two extra balls. Overall I'm not impressed with the pattern, it's the first thing I've knit from this book so I'm hoping I wont find similar mistakes throughout.

Wednesday, August 15

Lace Edge Cardy

An Fo! I can finally show you as it has been passed onto it's new owner, the adorable little Isabella. This is the Lace Edge Cardigan from Simply Baby (Debbie Bliss) knitted up in Baby Cashmerino. I enjoyed doing the lace edging as it was the first time Ive put an edging on anything. It looks really cute all put together and finished up and it looked even cuter on Isabella!

Close up of the lace edging

Ive added a tiny portion of stash and projects to ravelry so far.. its just such a huge task! It's worth it in the end though!

Tuesday, August 14

Ravelry

Finally I'm in! It's all very exciting and I love all the features it contains. Add me as a friend, my name is KnitWitEm, looking forward to seeing you in there!
Ive added a few older projects to my collection on there but I still need to photograph my stash.. boy is that going to be a mammoth task!