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WIP Wednesday

Posted in Knitting with tags , , , , , on June 27, 2012 by annatestadoro

I’ve actually got something to show you today. I’ve started my biggest project ever, I think. A blanket that I’m knitting as a gift for an upcoming wedding (top secret :-)).

It’s knitted in squares, and in the last three days I’ve managed to knit 3. That was with not much time for knitting, so I actually think that I’ll be able to finish it by the end of August. I’m actually going to be making it bigger than the pattern calls for, but I haven’t quite decided on the finished size, I think I’ll just keep going with the squares until I run out of yarn. It’s quite handy each square uses up one 50g ball of yarn.

So, without further ado, here are the squares I’ve knitted so far.

And here’s the square I’m currently working on.

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WIP Wednesday

Posted in Knitting with tags , , , , , , on May 30, 2012 by annatestadoro

I’m currently knitting a pair of socks for the lovely Roberta at Rowantree Design. She wanted grey stripes and I managed to find this grey DROPS Fabel, which I think looks really nice.

I’m hoping to finish them both this weekend so that I can post them to her, I’m sure they’ll keep her feet toasty warm.

WIP Wednesday

Posted in Knitting with tags , on May 23, 2012 by annatestadoro

I was meant to be posting yesterday, but  unfortunately our Internet cut out until today. So, here’s a post for today instead. I’ve realised I’ve not done a WIP Wednesday post for a while, which doesn’t mean that I haven’t been busy, I definitely have.

I’m currently knitting this DROPS cardigan for a good friend’s niece.  I’m knitting the S size, but it still feels like it’s taking forever. I can’t wait to get back to some baby knitting after this.

WIP Wednesday

Posted in Baby, Knitting with tags , , , , , , , , on February 15, 2012 by annatestadoro

After my night off knitting I can show you quite a lot of progress on another purple cardigan. This is one an old friend from the boarding school I went to, ordered for her niece who has a birthday coming up in March.

This is the same pattern of the cardigan I knitted for gorgeous Isla, apart from the front where a moss stitch pattern is added on each front band, apart from that it’s all garter stitch.

It’s really easy to knit, and even though I might be becoming a little too predictable, it’s another DROPS pattern.

Now, I have to put another update on here. The lovely Roberta from Rowantree Design saw Luke’s waistcoat and ordered one from me for her grandson Rowan (the cutest little boy ever). We’ve decided to do a straight swap. Roberta designs the most beautiful baby and toddler clothes (all sewn in Australia) and she’s sending me a little romper for Luke. However, I’ve been really struggeling getting the right colour yarn for this waistcoat, but it finally arrived in the post today and I’m sooo excited to be able to start on the waistcoat when this cardigan is finished.

WIP Wednesday

Posted in Knitting with tags , , , , , on January 4, 2012 by annatestadoro

I’ve been busy knitting away at a cardigan for a friends daughter, and she actually ‘ordered’ it from me at the Christmas market, where we shared the stall. It’s a cardigan that I knitted before, in fact I knitted the exact same purple and pink colour combination. This was when we thought we were having a girl, so Luke hasn’t worn it yet, but I think he might one day. Purple is not that bad on a boy, right?

It’s actually a really easy knit as it’s all knitted in garter stitch. It takes a while to knit the sleeves, once they’re cast on, as therer are 226 stitches. But I do manage to knit it while Luke is playing or napping, so that’s pretty good.

WIP Wednesday

Posted in Knitting with tags , , , , on December 14, 2011 by annatestadoro

I’ve got two projects today, one was started at the Christmas market on Saturday. It’s a mitten for Luke:

You might notice that I left a hole for a thumb…I had actually knitted in the thumb and it simply didn’t work. Luke was very uncomfortable when I tried to push his little thumb into the glove and even though I used the right amount of stitches it was just too small. So, I’ve decided not to add a thumb, which means frogging up to the point where the current hole for the thumb is. It’s a little annoying, but I think the mitten (and its partner) will get more wear out of them if they’re thumbless.

The second project is one of the three orders from the Christmas market, a scarf for a 1-year old. The guy who ordered it saw me knitting the mitten and liked the yarn so much that he chose that for the scarf.