Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Knitting again.

I seem to be spending more and more time knitting nowadays. At one time I would spend all day sitting at my craft desk stamping, colouring and assembling cards but now I seem to be knitting a lot more.
Usually it's tiny clothes for premature babies but when I find a ball of yarn I really like I usually try it out on something larger and use the 'leftovers' for tiny things.
Last month I found a massive 400grm ball of soft green yarn and i'd already got a pattern in mind for it.

This is UKHKA Pattern 85. I love the cabled yoke on it particularly as I don't much care for all the sewing up involved in setting in sleeves.

I like the way the borders are knitted on sideways, the pattern is very good at telling you how many stitches to pick up. I hate having to knit long strips and stretch them to fit - they never do.
Here all the body parts and sleeves are knit and then the cast off edges are picked up and knit on a circular needle to forn the yoke. I love it!

I took a walk round to the craft shop at our local garden centre yesterday to get the green buttons, white ones which I had were just not right for it.

This will go on ebay next time they have free listings. I managed to sell my little aran jacket last time so might be lucky with this one as well. Fingers crossed.

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Daisy, Daisy .......

Daisy, Daisy give me your answer do........ How many of you are singing along now? Maybe i'm showing my age too much ;-)

Anyway 2 cards here featuring the lovely Daisy stamp.

This first one for my daughter whose birthday it was yesterday.

I used Henbury Lane backing paper on an 8 inch square card with die cut flowers and die-cut backer in a softer lilac. Lime green brads and green card candy.

She asked for something with texture and sticky out bits so I hope she was pleased with what I came up with. 

This second one was sent last month for my niece's daughter. A smaller 6 inch square card with lovely scalloped edges. Not sure where the paper is from but it's been cut with a Martha Stewart border punch and layered over pearlescent pink paper.

Both coloured of course with ProMarkers.