Sunday, 31 January 2010

I am much better at knitting now

I've been reviewing all my knitted objects to submit one to Harry Hill's TV Burp- they have asked for photos of knitted objects to feature on the show so it would be rude not to send SOMETHING. It made me realise how much better I am at knitting than when i started just over a year ago...

Here are a few of the ones I love even though they're a bit ropey.

This kitty was meant to look like my real kitty (sigh). Still, it's kind of cute, and ended up living with a friend I met on Ravelry.

The scary monkey from Family Guy

Stewie from Family Guy

and my sister's boxer, Eddie

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Princess Tiana is here!

So I got some yarn which is close enough to the right colour- sadly the only yarn in the right colour was cashmere, fortunately half price at John Lewis. This does mean I now have a hankering for lovely soft yarn instead of the usual acrylic. (sigh). I think she turned out OK, although her booty is a bit bigger than I really expected- she has a little Beyonce or Tyra Banks about her...

Her tiara is a white pipe-cleaner, which I couldn't quite get to look neat. Still, I'm sure the little girl who's getting her for Valentine's day will like her. She took about 6 hours all in, and the only fiddly bit was fitting her with a pipe-cleaner skeleton so she wouldn't be all floppy.

Sunday, 24 January 2010


Here's my latest project- a lovely panda from Sarah Keen's Knitted Wild Animals.

For my next trick I'm supposed to be knitting Princess Tiana from the new Disney film The Princess and the Frog- so a trip to the yarn shop to find something like the right skin colour.

Monday, 18 January 2010

little gift dolls

A very belated Happy New Year! I have finally got time to update some of my latest projects. Christmas and New Year were a bit hectic thanks to working two jobs- I'm now back to just one but looking for another part time job to pay the bills. Then there was the Weather... a foot of snow all round our house, frozen pipes and everything

In the meantime, here are two dolls based on patterns from Jean Greenhowe's Little Gift Dolls- I was asked for a fireman and a girl doll, couldn't find a fireman pattern so I adapted the basic doll pattern. They turned out cute, although the hair's a bit weird- they look like Homepride men.

Got two new books off Amazon at New Year: Sarah Keen's Knitted Wild Animals and Susan Anderson's Itty Bitty Toys. Got straight to it and knitted the hippo from Knitted Wild Animals, which is the cutest, chunkiest little toy I've made so far, his little stubby bworby tail is the best bit...

Then from Itty Bitty Toys the cutest bunny, I used some donated fluffy cotton yarn which kept breaking so I had to adapt the pattern from knitting in the round to knitted flat. One day project thanks to being trapped at home on a very snowy Tuesday.

I am now trying to knit a panda in between attacks from my mental kitty, who has been cooped up inside for far too long because of the ridiculous snow. Both cats are a bit fat now from no exercise, and they are not alone... Back soon with the panda!