Thursday, 29 March 2007

iPod Sock # 2

This is my second iPod sock. it's not quite as long as the first one, but it does what I need it to - keeps me from getting sweat on it in the gym. It isn't the same yarn as the hat, though it does look similar in the picture.

iPod sock - pink

Thursday, 22 March 2007

Pom-pom Hat

Bobble Hat
I've finished another project - I'm enjoying it too!

It's a cross between the hat in my teach yourself knitting book (colour and pompom inspiration from there) and the pattern but not the colours or stripes from the one in the Stitch 'n' Bitch book. I think it's fab - I've worn it on three occasions already, though it doesn't stand up well in the face of strong winds!

Great to knit though, only took a couple of evenings to do including the pompom and sewing up.

Monday, 19 March 2007

Sock Disaster!

So, I began at the heel of the sock, migrated down and then back up the foot, and managed:


It doesn't fit! Woe is me! I followed the pattern, but there's no way that it's ever going to go past the heel! Not ever. Either I did it wrong, or someone's cheating at Knitty.


I may have found (one of) the problem(s) with my sock. It turns out that sock yarn is not quite as similar to DK (double knit) as I thought. May have to buy some actual sock yarn for this one. On which note, I've spotted a nice sock kit on ebay...

Saturday, 17 March 2007

Grey Marl Scarf

Here's the scarf I knitted for Leon. It's curled at the edges, but I'm hoping to fix that when I press it.

Monday, 12 March 2007

iPod Nano Cover

iPod cover

This was my second attempt at an iPod cover. This is for Leon's iPod. It's knitted using DK on 4.5mm (UK 7) needles.

It's basically rib and stocking stitch, though I used a diamond pattern from my pattern book. You can't really see it in the black, but when I do another one for my iPod you might be able to.

Feathery Pink Scarf

Scarf 2

This one is knitted in lovely feathery wool which I ordered from eBay. I used the same 7.5mm needles because it claimed I could knit is as chunky. It worked very well. I made it a little short (1.5 balls - 50g each) so I have 75g left over (I got three balls this colour). I hope to use that for cuffs or similar on another project.

This was 16 stitches wide (most of the time) in garter stitch.

Knitted Hearts Bag

Bag with hearts

This is another pattern from my knitting text book. The hearts motif is a little cheesy, but was quite straight forward and didn't suffer from my occasional error. I didn't bother lining it. If it was half the size I'd use it as a makeup bag. If it was a few inches longer I'd use it as a Work In Progress bag. Sadly, it's neither. I keep my needles and such in it for now.

Chunky bag

knitted bag

This was made with a slightly amended pattern from a knitting book. It's chunky wool on 7.5mm needles.

White Scarf

knitted scarf

This chunky scarf is knit with 24 stitches wide in garter stitch (k all rows). I used 7.5mm needles. The tassles are also quite simple - just looped around and added using a crochet hook.