Baa-me Kniits

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Saturday, May 26, 2012

Saturday Smile

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Have a great weekend everyone,


Sunday, May 20, 2012

The Final Cut



Part 2 to the Steek.  A Photo laden post!

We left off with me just getting ready to cut the steek...



So here goes....


Half way...



And we now have a nice flat piece ready to encase the ends in a 'Steek Sandwich'....


First I pick up stitches along one edge....


 Then pick up the same number of stitches along the reverse edge....



A few rows of knitting on both sides and you have a little sandwich encasing all those cut ends, isn't that NEAT!...



Do the same to both sides, add a few buttons and Ta Dah, a new Headband!



I LOVE IT!!!  

Just perfect for us up here in the tropics where the mornings and evenings are crispy but the days are still fairly warm.  Just perfect for me with my hair that is getting longer and harder to contain in a hat  :-)



 I just had to share this photo taken by a fellow blogger over at Kiwiyarns Knits 
I think it just captures the love of yarn perfectly and of course that yarn is such a delicious colour....how could you resist?




Finally it is International Yarn Bombing Day on June the 9th this year.  I will leave you with a sneek peek at the preparations I have been doing....






It is going to be a lot of FUN!  Anyone going to join me?


 

Sunday, May 13, 2012

A New Skill

Last week I showed you the beautiful cardigan that Kate Davies designed. I love it and bought the pattern with all great intentions of making myself a beautiful Bláithín. Unfortunately the wool in the colours that I have chosen is not yet available online so I will have to wait a little while.

In the meantime I thought a little practice of colourwork and steeking would be prudent before I attempted to cut up the front of a whole cardigan so I went looking for inspiration for patterns to knit myself a headband. Nothing to large and enough colourwork to get some practice in.

I chose the yarn....



Knitted up a swatch! Yay me....




worked out the pattern....



and got started....



Only the border to go now....



And sewing in the ends, at least I only had a few....



Now the fun starts! I reinforced the Steek by crocheting along each edge of where I am going to cut the headband. Kate Davies has done a really easy to follow along tutorial over on her BLOG....




and close up....




Woo Hoo I did it!!

Stay tuned for my next post where I am actually going to cut up my knitting!


Have a lovely Mother's Day all you wonderful mums out there, even if you only have 'fur babies' I hope you are spoilt rotten!











Saturday, May 12, 2012

Saturday Smile

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Here we are, two old farts sitting on the old bench out the front looking at the view.

Its our favourite place to sit at the end of the day and share a cuppa.

As you can see the old bench is just about on her last legs. Every time I sit down next to Billy I anticipate us both crashing to the floor in a heap because there is a big crack across two of the slats.

I have requested a swing seat for my birthday this year. I have been asking for one for over 12 years now but as this year is a special one for me I am hoping that I will get lucky....do you like my chances?





Saturday, May 5, 2012

Saturday Smile


I have been looking at numerous cardigan patterns on Ravlery but none have struck that chord which leads to me buying yarn and casting on until....


                      Kate Davies . katedaviesdesigns.com

This has certainly made me smile this week!


More images, a lovely blog post and pattern details HERE