Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Bit of post-Ravelympics silliness

Originally uploaded by LindyB28
I improvised a bag in crochet... quite cool for me to do because a) I don't crochet and b) I don't improvise!

Well my Junie B project also involved some impro so maybe my horizons are expanding :-)
With the scrap of the Anchor Filz It wool, I made a little felted headband for Junie B. It's in a nice floppy bow on her head now.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Junie B having a sleep

Junie B having a sleep
Originally uploaded by LindyB28
Junie B definitely needed a nap after the exertions to get the blanket finished for the Ravelympic deadline of the Beijing closing ceremony. We managed it (actually, I managed it; she sat nearby, looking helpful).

The blanket really pushed me to the edge of my knitting tolerance because there was such a lot of it. And it seemed to go on forever and ever.

Today, as a complete change, I've been freeform creating a crochet bag, which I hope to felt eventually.

Hmmm. I'm going to have to post Junie B off to her new Mommy soon. Or I'll be too attached to say goodbye!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Junie B Jones...

Originally uploaded by LindyB28
... needs a beauty shop guy. I think that before I post her to her new Mommy, I'll have to get the scissors out to try to curb the wild excesses of her mane. I'm fairly pleased with the way she looks overall and am glad that I had a go at experimenting with creating her clothes to be taken on and off.

That's my first Ravelympics project completed (for Team Cambridge). The blanket for Team Bob is going OK but I had to admit to finding it rather dull because it's a lot of the same, round and round, just making it big enough to be blanket shaped.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

the end is nigh

Photo 32
Originally uploaded by LindyB28
I've finally reached the decrease section. Am now hoping that a) I have enough yarn to complete without needing to buy a 5th (£7.95) skein and b) that I can cast off before the Ravelympics start tomorrow at 1pm BST!

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

another skein

Originally uploaded by LindyB28
I decided that to make this worth knitting, I wanted it to be as long as my favourite pashmina and my lovely Eritrean scarf. So I went to Sew Creative yesterday for a fourth skein of the Noro. Afterwards, as I was knitting and then winding my new skein onto the existing ball, a fellow twenty-something stopped by my table in Borders to find out where I'd bought the yarn. I felt rather chuffed to be an advert for my favourite LYS !!

The dropped stitch part of this pattern is rather addictive; I love reaching each row 8 of the 12 row repeat just so I can pull some more stitches out and add to the wavey texture.

Saturday, August 02, 2008

getting longer

Originally uploaded by LindyB28
look it's still growing. I must admit that having to repeat the same pattern over and over is testing my limited attention span. It's a very easy knit and possibly not challenging enough to keep me as interested in it as I was when I started.