Friday, December 31, 2010

Oslo Walk Shawl Debut

The Oslo Walk Shawl has been finished, washed, and blocked for quite some time now but today is the first time I've had it on long enough to get a photograph.

On the whole I quite like it. It's soft, not scratchy, the beads add a nice bit of sparkle, and the non-colour goes well enough with most things, but there is one little detail about the design that I don't care for...

The ends of the shawl end rather bluntly in an unfinished looking way. In these pictures I'm wearing the shawl draped in a way the minimizes that problem, but if I leave the ends of the shawl hanging it is quite obvious. It's an issue that limits the ways I can will wear the shawl so I doubt I'll get much wear from it.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Dolly Pyjamas

The doll clothes are a continuing theme around here, but some of the stuff I've been making won't be shown until my own two dolls arrive. My daughter's new little fellow was here the other day and was good enough to model one of my recent projects, to check for fit. He's a bit embarrassed being photographed wearing pink bloomer style pyjamas and pink slippers, but had them on long enough for me to know that they are a good YoSd size.

In NON-dolly news this is the beginnings of the Oslo Walk Shawl that I'm knitting in my own handspun. More on that when I get it finished and blocked.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Tiniest of the Tiny

Okay, I DO have a limit, and this is it! These super teeny, 100% cashmere slippers are smaller than a peanut, and both fit on a penny with room to spare!

They fit the 1.5mm feet of a Fairyland Pukipuki doll. They would also fit a Kelly doll.

The model is "Clover", my daughter's Pukipuki.

I knit them using cobweb weight cashmere (2/36) and size 1mm needles (US size 00000 - 5/0) and using my pattern for doll slippers. download now

I can't take credit for the awesome little dress. That was my daughter's original creation.

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Teeny, Tiny Slippers

These little slippers are only an inch and a half long! (3.8cm) I knit them for the 10" Fairyland LittleFee dolls I have on order.

They are modelled here by a Delilah Noir that has similarly sized feet.

You can download the free pattern in PDF format here:download now

Friday, December 03, 2010

Off and On

When one pair of socks comes off the needles the next immediately goes on. I like to keep a pair of socks going at all times. Except maybe for the turning of the heel, plain socks are a rather mindless project that lends itself well to semi-distracted situations like car travel, watching TV, or chatting.

When I was at the Desert Mesa Spin-In in October I bought the Zwerger Garn Opal Memory yarn for these socks. LOVE the colours! They fit great and will be a welcome addition to my sock drawer.

When those came off the needles I immediately started on these ones (shown sideways here thanks to the interference of my camera's automated functions....grrrr). ONline Supersocke 100 Sierra Color

I really like the colours in this pair too, kind of a deep red-purple with black patterning, but the yarn is noticeably thinner.