Category: Fetching

Very Fetching

Fetching is finished! Here is an action shot, while working on Buttercup’s sleeve.

Fetching action shot

Pattern: Fetching from Knitty.
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran in colour 300207 (Navy / Midnight blue). I used exactly one ball, with less than 1 meter left. Seriously.
Needles: 4mm aluminium DPNs.
Started 6 August 2006, finished 12 August 2006.

This is the first time I used the Cashmerino, and it is just oh so soft! I love how the yarn feels on my fingers, and it knits up so beautifully. Even though I had other projects on the go, I find myself keep reaching for this because I just loved working on it. And I love how the finished objects looks too! These are going to be gifted to a friend of mine. I’m already planning to make more of these mittens, for myself and for another friend.

Here’s another photo, I call it the Look-I’m-Pretending-To-Be-A-Knitwear-Model pose. Ha ha ha!

Fetching and Clapotis

And why yes, that’s Clapotis, from pre-blogging days. The yarn is handpainted yarn from The Knittery which is nice and soft. I realise that I have never taken a photo of it before, because for a long time I didn’t like it. Depending on the lighting, the colours can look a bit murky sometimes. But one day I decided to wear it out anyway, and it didn’t look as bad as I thought. In fact, I quite like it now. So there you go, two FOs in one photo.

The above photos are also my entries to Knitty’s 2007 calendar contest, just for fun. Wish me luck! 🙂

A Knitter In The Making

A Knitter In The Making?

Annette likes to pick up my knitting or yarn and say that she’s “knitting”. Today I decided to take a picture… Looks like she’s got the knitting pose perfected, just look at that… feet up, knitting on her lap, needles in hands, eyes intent on the knitting. Awww… I hope to teach her to knit some day. She’ll have to get her own stash, though.

That’s the beginning of the back piece for Jess, for my mum. Haven’t finished Buttercup yet (I’m up to the sleeves now), but I’ve been itching to start on Jess and just couldn’t fight the startitis. There are so many things that I want to start! I’ve signed up for sew? I knit!, with the quilted theme. I’ve been wanting to start sewing for ages, and perhaps signing up to this sew-along will give me the push that I need. I’m thinking of making quilted bags, perhaps a knitting bag for me, and a quilted backpack for Annette. And I also want to knit some hats for my nephews. And then last Saturday I went to Tapestry Craft to get circulars for making Jess, and I somehow left with not only needles, but also a ball of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino. I’m thinking of making Fetching from Knitty. Oh wait. No, I’m not thinking about making Fetching, I’ve already started.

And on the way home, I passed by Lincraft, and walked out with these:

Ribbons! Lace! Braided Cord!

Ribbons, lace, twill tape, and braided cord. Might come in handy for the bag making.