Tag Archives: knitting

A Quick Update

11 Sep

Time goes so slowly when you’re waiting to yarn to arrive in the post! In the meantime, I’ve started a pattern for a beginner’s teddy bear, which was so adorable, I went out and bought Let’s Knit magazine especially for that pattern, after seeing it on Atelier Oursonne. It turns out that there are many other really nice patterns in there, so I’ve added a few more to my mental ‘to knit’ list. I will post photos of my half-completed teddy bear tomorrow, as the pieces which I’ve knitted haven’t yet seen the sewing needle.

Happy knitting,
Goose

Mustard Scarf Project

6 Sep

I really wanted to knit something this year which is functional, as well as pretty. In winter, I wear a lot of scarves, all of which are shop-bought, so the solution was pretty obvious – I’ll knit a scarf! I’ve never knitted one before, but I’m sure I can manage a ribbed scarf (I’m going for the low-stress option). So today, I ordered some King Cole Super Chunky Gypsy Mustard yarn, which, judging from the online photos, looks very pretty and definitely has an autumn feel to it.

I’m really looking forward to making and wearing it. Now I just have to wait for my yarn order to arrive…

Enjoy your weekend,
Goose

Hello Darning Needle!

5 Sep

After searching for some time, I finally found my darning needle! It was tucked away somewhere safe, fortunately, but next time, I think I’ll put it somewhere more obvious…

Anyway, the discovery of the darning needle has meant that I could finish off my first hat for the Innocent Big Knit 2013! Here it is:

Innocent Big Knit Hat #1

I wanted to make it pastel pink and black to match the blog’s theme, but I didn’t have any black wool, so I settled for dark brown instead. I’m still pretty pleased with how it turned out, though.

To get more information about Innocent’s Big Knit 2013 for Age UK, click here.
And if you’re looking for some more inspiration for this year’s project, take a look at In It To Kawaiify It, where Jordan is also taking part!

Happy knitting,
Goose

Halloween Is Approaching, But So Is The Bad Weather

18 Oct

As it’s nearly Halloween (12 days to go!), I decided that I want to knit a few decorations and toys this year. I went out and bought some white acrylic wool, which can also be used for my Christmas knits, and got searching for patterns online. I had been looking for a while when I came across a pattern for a Teru Teru Bozu (照る照る坊主、てるてる坊主), a Japanese doll which, according to the Japanese folk tale, brings good weather the next day when hung correctly by the window, and rain the next day when hung upside down by the window.

I love Japanese culture, and am currently learning Japanese, so decided to go ahead and knit it – it will be great for Halloween as well!

Here he is:

Thanks to Amigurumi Planet for this amazing pattern:

http://amigurumiplanet.blogspot.co.uk/2011/05/teru-teru-bozu-english.html

 

Have a nice weekend,
Goose