Wednesday, 8 February 2012

A scary way to use up scraps

We had a mega tidy and sort out last weekend, which meant I had to do a job I had been putting off for a while - tidying up my yarn stash! I had a rummage through my yarn box and found several unfinished projects a fair few ball of un-started yarn and countless more balls that are either left over from bigger projects or I've inherited from generous peeps. I also have bags of yarn snippets left over from all the colour work I've done. I daren't throw any away - it could be useful one day! Instead of getting on and clearing out the cupboard under the sink, I thought a much better use of my time would be to knit up some of these odd bits of stash.

Enter Scrap Monster!

Its ok... don't be scared, she can’t get you - she hasn't got any arms! She just likes to intimidate with her menacing stare.

I made up the pattern myself (I know, get me!!!!). It’s just a rectangle with extensions for the ears, fold in half, add some tubes for legs and Taa Daaa. I'd knit the body quite tight, using 5mm needle on yarn recommended for 6mm so instead of using toy stuffing I used the yarn snippets. As the knit is so tight, the multicolour snippets don't show through.

During my rummage I also found a monster kit that Paul and Nicole had given to me several birthdays ago. I’m ashamed to say I’d completely forgotten about it. To keep Scarp Monster company I made it up. Haven’t got a name yet though so suggestions are very welcome.

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Somethings for Me

One of my New Years resolutions is to make more things for myself.
I've done pretty well in the first month -

Fingerless Gloves with fancy buttons (pattern from Knit Today)

Chunky and Cosy Cowl. I made this with three strands of aran weight yarn on fat 12mm needles and this pattern:

and I finally finished the jumper I started last summer

I'm super chuffted with all of these but particularly the jumper, it fits like a dream and is one of the biggest and most technical things I've made. As perusual the pattern came via Ravelry:

Something for Him

Since I've got seriously back into knitting, I'm ashamed to say I haven't really made anything for my chap. What a terrible girlfriend! I finally got my act together and secretly made him a hat for his bday.

Its a fair Isle number with ear flaps and I lined it with fleece. I wasn't following a pattern so its not the best fit, but it looks ok .

 Here Rob wearing it on his Birthday

Hes so very Shoreditch

Doctor Who knit bits

We went to the Doctor Who experience for Rob's BDay. It was lots of fun and I got to be Navigator on the Tardis!
There was an exhibition part featuring all the outfits of Past Doctors and their assistants. Now we can all remember Tom Baker's massive scarf but I was very pleased to see knits have featured in other ways throughout the 11 Doctor's appearances.
Here they are:

Crimbobs pressies

Cripes, its been a long while since I updated my bloggerkins.
Stuff has all been a bit hectic with work n'all that so thats the main reason why I suppose.

I made a few knitty pressies for Christmas but forgot to take pictures of them - what a dum dum!

The only thing I did take a pic of was this  little cricket top I made for Evan

The pattern came via good ol' Ravelry:

Peeps also generally got beards or pretty knitted hearts, but alas no pics.