Friday, 19 January 2007

OMG Finished!!!

I can't believe it. For the first time in my life I had wanted to knit something for myself and actually carried the thought through to reality and then completion! Not only that, but it fits which is a bonus.

So presenting to one and Sahara

Please excuse the lack of blocking, the inappropriate undergarments and the flab. These pics made me realise that I must lose some weight. I can't go to Europe looking like this!

I made a few changes, but nothing too exciting. Instead of the Tilly Thomas I used SWTC Oasis (100% SoySilk). I think the colour was Canyon but I can't remember the number. Went up to a 4.5mm for the body and 4mm for the lace, but probably could've gone to a 3.75mm if I had any. I didn't want short sleeves and didn't have enough for long sleeves so I thought I do a good mid-season 3/4 sleeve. The best bit is that it only took 2 weeks, which is lightning fast for me.

I'm really happy with the way it's turned out although the minimal seaming is terrible as I have no idea what I'm doing, and the lace is a bit bunchy. I'm hoping blocking will sort that out. I just have to learn how to block :)

Oh, and this is a small, which is right for my 34" bust and will look better when I have smaller hips and waist :)

In progress

Well I've been really slack lately and just haven't found the time to update this. I've had a bunch of things on the go or getting ready to start and have even taken photos, but nothing has made in onto my blog. So here is a little bit of what I've been doing for the past 3 weeks or so (and don't get excited, it's not much).

Here are some bits that, when assembled, will make the cutest little toy. Unfortunately I need my 4.5mm needles for something else so this had to wait.

These are some progress shots of my Sahara. I start this on the 4th of Jan and am really excited as it's the first top I've ever made for myself. I'm just hoping that it works out. The pattern calls for 100% silk but I think that's pretty impractical with a 19 month old so I'm making it out of some SWTC SoySilk that I had lying around. I'm not sure how long the sleeves will end up because it depends on how much yarn I have left.

This is 2 days work (I'm not actually that slow, I just don't get much knitting time)

This is 4 days later. The best thing is, as it's knitted top down, you can try it on as you go, and it fits like a glove. Sorry no pics of that as without the collar all you can see is boob :)

Also thought I'd add: we had a great time over the holiday period. Euan just loved having Dan at home and Dan loved being here. We didn't do anything too exciting but it was just great family time. I even managed to leave the house without taking my knitting which the boys seemed to appreciate. It's been a bit blergh having Dan go back to work, but it means I can get back to doing Angel Blossom stuff and Euan can get back to seeing his friends, so it's not all bad.