Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Pretty damn SLACK

WOW - My last post was at the start of the year! How terrible.

It has been pretty hectic this year, with a bit of craft thrown in but mostly work. One thing that has caught my attention is socks. Yes socks seem to be the new fad that is sweeping the globe. They are sooo easy to transport and pretty darn quick to knit up.

I have been doing a bit of dyeing too.... A bit of sewing..... But to be honest, mostly working and bring up my two beautiful girls.

These here are my first socks. They were supposed to be Mermaidia - BUT for a sock and lace virgin i think i bit off more than i could chew. So after a few pattern repeats, I went plain. Sorry Christine - I really wanted to add to the projects on Ravelry!

Then of couse i needed to buy a cone of naked yarn from Vintage Purls to have a go at dyeing sock yarn... With varied results.

Here is an updated pic of the two other WIPs. Aren't they cute!?!

I dyed the above yarn from a taupe base, with Cake powder dyes. LOVE the intense colour that the powders give. Below is my WIP socks - I have used the seven of hearts DK heart lace panel, but on a 4 ply toe up sock pattern. Is knitting up really well.

Well, hope to be back to update sooner this time!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Time poor!

First of all, Merry Christmas everyone and happy New Year!!!

I have been very slack at keeping up with this blog. Life has just exploded, and I am finding it hard to keep up with recording all my projects. BUT I have taken photos of most of them - so please bear with me as I write a mamoth post today.

First up - I bought this pattern off Ravelry a couple of months ago - Itty-bitty Bolero. A really nice, easy knit. A bit of a learning curve with the old dpns - BUT we got there in the end. Next time i think i will knit the sleeves flat and seam them.

This is the 3-6month size on my average sized 10 week old.... The pattern is a little on the small side. Knitted in Patons smoothie. Took about 2/3rds of a ball.

Can't say that i made the flower *blush* - The Warehouse had them on special for 30c each!

Remember this??

I offered my skills to some friends with daughters..... Here are a bunch of skirts that i made.

A wee hat to go with the above ladybird skirt. I embroidered a wee ladybug with a button the the body, on the reverse white side. It looked very cute.

This is my beautiful, big girl. We had some photos taken at my hubby's work, just before Christmas.........

........And me and the little one.

I needed some timeout yesterday - my 2.5yo was driving me batty - So i dyed some 3ply baby wool. It is self striping yellows and blues. Cannot WAIT to finish the other singlet i am knitting, so I can see how this knits up. Watch this space....

This was a handmade gift for my best friend, Heidi. The wee bag is for her knitting, a dishcloth and some hand dyed yarn for her to knit a hat for her wee man.

One of the reasons that i have ben sooo time poor, is that I have started up a new design label and blog..... Rebecca Gunn designs. Here are a couple of photos from over there. January is all about the kitchen.... I am going to have themed months. I take custom orders - but also make up bits and pieces to sell. Go have a nosey.
Two hand oven mitt.

The watermelon dress.

Anddddd - last but not least... A wee pic of my littlest. She is sporting a beautiful Boheme that my friend Natalie made for her and some lovely watermelon capris that KJ made for her. Thank guys!