Little sisters poncho

June 2, 2008 at 11:12 am (Knit)

I found this amazing page vintage knitting a while ago.  And I had to make at least one of them (maybe I have to make another one). And I just had received a mountain of yarn from my boyfriends mother. So many wonderfull yarns. 

So I took a pretty cotton yarn and got started. 

The Poncho with Hood from 1962. The pattern is very easy and is the best TV project, because there is no real need for counting or checking the pattern… 

 The Pattern is a seed stich. With three garter stiches at every beginning and end. 

I choose 5 lila – golden buttons which actually goes well with the light lila touch in the yarn (The colour is a bit different then in the picture). And here the finished poncho.

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Mothers Day and Whitsun

May 12, 2008 at 3:03 pm (Knit)

The waether was so incredible and that at a long weekend. That´s very rare. Normaly I am looking out at the windows of a class room and wish to be somewhere else. This time I sat at home and finished a birthday prasent and writing at a paper for university. But from time to time I visited the balcony. 

But here a picture of my knitting progress.

 

 I know it looks like two different long legs, but they are actually the same lenght 😉

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Dragon skin

April 27, 2008 at 5:12 pm (Knit)

Today something not baby related. Therefore it is actually somewhat older. I knitted this shoulder shawl about two years ago. 

 


I made the pattern myself (it is a simple triangle) and I knitted it in Netzpatent (I couldn´t find the english expression… Sorry.) For the finishing touch I made a fringe with yellow wool on the sides. The yarn is 100% Wool very thick and very warm. It was very nice to knit but it would have been to warm to make it in spring-/ summertime. 

Now it is the property of my jounger sister, she says it looks like dragon skin… (Which is not such a bad thing – dragon skin gives a plus on body armor and is a very stylish accessory…)

 

 

 

 

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Clumsy

April 23, 2008 at 7:12 pm (Knit, Uncategorized)

If you want to win an award for clumsiness it´s a good start to run at least once per day in something. Suitable objects are doors (every appartment should have at least one), tables, chairs, washing maschine or if nothing else is available a door threshold will do too. 

I never hurt anything except my feet. Today I droped books on my right now swollen foot. That really rocks!

(I spare you and me the sight of a blurry picture of my foot)

 

But I finished my hippy rug!

 

 

 

 

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Converse to knit

April 22, 2008 at 2:39 pm (Knit)

I found a very lovely pattern for Baby Converse… And everybody knows it is never to early to embed a trademark into a young mind.

The Pattern is available here: http://xalleykatx.livejournal.com/50196.html?mode=reply

(I still have no clue how to make a link so please copy and paste untill I found out how to do it…)

Converse

And because you can never have to many shoes:

blue converse 

 

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Another Baby Jacket

April 17, 2008 at 9:01 am (Knit)

What can I say, they are easy and fast to knit. And they look cute. 

Baby Jacket

The pattern is my own. The wool is from my new stash. My boyfriends mother cleaned out her closet and now I own bags and bags of wool.

Yeah… I am very happy even so I don´t really have time to knit at the moment. University just started again and there is lots and lots to do.

 

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Baby Shoes

April 11, 2008 at 11:33 am (Knit)

I knitted the Elizabeth Zimmermann Baby Shoes which were published together with the baby surprise jacket. There were no pictures printed with the instructions but I wanted to give it a try anyways. Even so I am normally allways going for instrutions with pictures… I would never buy a cooking book (or any other instruction book) without pictures.

But our local bookstores even the bigger ones are not really well equipped with books on craft stuff. (Except beginner books, books on oven cloth (I allways use a towel 😉 never owned an oven cloth in my live, never missed them.) or gluing crafts. (I hate glue alot! Never glue something you could sew or knit! Except this very nice sticky glue-stuff you use for finishing quilts… (It doesn´t replace sewing it just makes sure that the front or back doesn´t slide someplace where it should not be…)). Back to topic.

Books. Local Booksstores are making me sad and amazon doesn´t allways have the search inside option, so I have ordered books blindly. And what can I say, sending them back is alot of trouble and there is allways nice stuff too and I can manage without pictures… (I just like them better with!)

But back to the main topic.

Baby boots!

Baby Boots 

aren´t they cute?

But perhaps all things that small are cute…

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Baby coat

April 10, 2008 at 4:50 pm (Knit)

I surfed the net and found a very nice pattern for this jacketBaby jacket

The pattern is for free and really nice to knit.

 http://www.knittingonthenet.com/patterns/babycoat.htm

The design and way to work resembles the baby surprise jacket from E. Zimmermann.

I didn´t had the Pattern from the surprise jacket so I started with this one and it got really nice. I started the Zimmermann Jacket a day ago and I think that the free pattern is even easier to anderstand and the outcome are both adorable. For the free pattern I used blue and turquoise cotton. For the E.Z Jacket I used a variety of angora yarns. (All of them leftovers)

E.Z. Baby surprise Jacket

Its soooo soft. I call it my hippy rug. It lookes like one. 

And its not finished yet. I love knitting but the finishing part is really tiresome for me. Weaving in yarn, closing and sewing parts together are things I normally wait with for a few days… And then I hover over it, are undecided if today is really a good finishing day or maybe tomorrow? And all the new things I want to start are allready crowdingmy brain… But I will finish it tomorrow, most likely. 

 

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Bad weather well spend…

March 25, 2008 at 11:07 pm (Knit)

I finished another Item. The cutest totoro bonnet (I ever made). The instructions came from http://www.helloyarn.com. You should visit the site – there are lots of nice patterns.My last crochet project was sometime ago (a potholder I had to make for school which was a total desaster and got unraveled from my elementery teacher and much later I  actually finished  a potholder after a friend of mine taught me how to…)Embroidery  is also not my strong point, please don´t judge me (too harshly). I kept mostly to the pattern except that I stuffed the ears with toy-cotton for a more plastic impression and for the ultimate chewing experience…. Totoro Bonnet

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Sick but productive…

March 16, 2008 at 12:35 pm (Knit)

Even so that the little gnomes I work with infected me with a snot, cough and throat – disease  I was able to finish and start some projects. I knitted the penguin from http://www.knitty.com which was incredible  easy and fast to finish. The result is very cute. Even if it is abit useless… But what are children for and lucky me my family members are trying to improve the birthrate… The next project I started and even finished (which makes me especially proud) was Sheldo the Turtle. It become much bigger than I thought… Also useless and also cute.Penguin Sheldon the Turtle who has a huge fan club on the net. The removable shell is one of the most brilliant ideas ever! The Halloween Costume (I haven´t made yet) is also a real plus. And one can make as many different shells as one desires…Sheldon the Turtle

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