Sunday, May 9, 2010

Cabled Tie Topper



Dpns, i-cords, simple fair isle, now all added to my knitting bag of skills. Thanks to great support from google who helped me find some excellent tutorials although I found the two colours a bit difficult to juggle and using dpns a bit awkward. Like everything with my knitting, I guess it takes practice. I hope this Cabled Tie Topper from Tot Toppers by Kate Oates is nice enough to gift to a friend's baby. It looks very cute (Brett said it looked very 'tricky') although Jordan wasn't really in the mood for wearing it or for photos. And this isn't a really nice photo of the hat, but a nice photo of my boy...there are two more little teeth coming down from the top now.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Sandi Henderson Market Bag


Lining on inside

My first attempt at the gathered version of this bag. It is also my first attempt at creating and using piping and inserting a magnetic snap. I don't know why I was worried about piping and snaps as they are very easy and there are lots of tutorials on the internet to help. This is a roomy bag and fully lined - also meeting Carolyn's challenge of the month - to make something lined. Despite the pattern missing a step in the instructions it is an easy-sew. The fabric is from Sewco. When I first saw this version I didn't really like it but now I have seen it sewn up I quite like this version of the bag.