Sunday, November 23, 2008

Crochet from long ago - well not THAT long

Just thought I would take some time to show you a piece LOVELY crochet, this was given to me when I was a baby. Its just devine.. I love the little rub stutches, shame its made of acrylic :(

Monday, November 10, 2008

February lady SOCK - Pattern

This is the pattern for the sock/s I have made from the lace pattern used here.

please note, I am most defiantely NOT a pattern writter, just doing my best here :S

4mm DPNs
4mm 30cm circulars
Darning needle
stitch markers


22 stitches by 30 rows

Using your prefered stretchy cast on, co 42 stitches onto the DPNs, place stitch marker.

working in circular,work either a k1,p1, or k2,p1 rib (which ever you prefer) for 4-5cm, or what ever length you like. change to 30cm circluars

Lace pattern
round 1: k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1. Repeat around.
rounds 2 & 4: knit
round 3: k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk. Repeat around.

Work lace pattern for 6 inches, or what ever length you wish the ankle of your sock to be finishing at the end of round 4

Heel flap
working over 21 stitches(3 pattern repeats) knit the following..

1. (s1, k1) 10 times, k1, turn
2. s1, p20 turn

repeat these rows 10@ (11 times in total)

Heel short rows
1. s1, k12, ssk, k1, turn
2. s1 purlwise, p6, p2tog, p1, turn
3. s1, k7, ssk, k1, turn
4. s1 purlwise, p8, p2tog, p1, turn
5. s1, k9, ssk, k1, turn
6. s1 purlwise, p10, p2tog, p1, turn
7. s1, k13

picking up heel stitches.
Along the edge of the heel flap pick up 11 stitches, place stitch marker (marker 1).
knit the next 21 stitches in the lace pattern starting at round 1, (oringal marker, should be here, this will become marker2). you will continue to knit these 21 stitches in the lace pattern.

pick up another 11 stitches along the 2 side of the heel flap. and knit to marker 1.

stitches should now be,
21 stitches across the top of the foot (lace pattern)
37 across sole and heel.

heel gusset
1. work lace pattern to marker2, k2, k2tog, k to 4 stitches before marker1, ssk, k2.
2. work lace pattern to marker2, k to marker1

repeat these rounds untill 40 stitches remain in total, 21 on the top of the foot and 19 on the sole.

continue working in the lace pattern on top and stocking stitch on the sole until the length is 2 inches shorter then that of your foot, finishing on row 4 of the lace pattern

change stitches from 30cm circs back onto DPNs, with stitch markers still inplace at each end of the lace pattern begin toe decreases, starting from marker 1 (end of lace pattern)

1. k1, k2tog, k to 3 stitches before marker2, ssk, k1, slip marker, k2tog, k to 2 stitches before marker1, ssk.
2. k all stitches.

repeat these rows untill there are only 8 stitches between markers (16 total)

Using darning needle close toe usin kitchener stitch, run all threads in and block... repeat if not too distracted by other patterns :D
please lmk if there are any errors

Sunday, November 9, 2008

so following my previous post...

.. I began the dress last night

winged it and it turned out ok so far..

the bust is together but just pinned to the skirt and without lining. I think i will bone it as it is a little droopy in the bust, boning should fixed that.

I may need to wear a sucker inner-er for the bulge factor.. lol

Also not sure if I want the skirt to be pleated or gathered.

ok so here it is
full length
close up with ribbon
close up without
and full length shots with and without... I am leaning toward having it.. think it finishes it nicely

My wedding outfit

WE have a wedding to go to this coming weekend, I have no pattern or any idea what i actually want. But this is the fabricc, shoes and cincher i have to use... stay tuned, will see what I can come up with

Saturday, November 8, 2008

My new camera

I got my new camera today. no one is home to take pics of!! but heres some photos i have taken with it, just playing around, it does lovely close ups

A Fujifilm J150w

A silkworm a thomas toy :D

lol Bryns left over lunch!!!

The stormy sky outside

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

In the Dye pot today

Just a quick 12 step colourwheel to test what the quilters cotton availbale here locally is like, turns out its crap, doesnt absorb the colour good enough for my likings... will order some online tomorrow