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Little stocking

Little stocking

I designed this little stocking (5" tall) for a Knitting Trading "card" swap, but everyone is too busy with their Christmas projects to join in at the moment so we are postponing it til January.


Mia's Ballet Wrap

Mia's Ballet Wrap

For Christmas


Sun, Earth, and Moon

Sun, Earth, and Moon

The sun is an icosahedron with pyramids replacing some of the triangles.

The Earth is like orange segments with the land masses appliqued on.

The Moon is a dodecahedron - 12 pentagons


Charlie's Sweater - Take 2

Charlie's Sweater - Take 2

Here you can just about see the detail on the back... kind of!


Charlie's sweater - Take 1

Charlie's sweater - Take 1

Charlie does not like the camera. She was actually barking at me when I took this. You can just about see the detail on the chest.


Our Silver Anniversary quilt

Our Silver Anniversary quilt

My sister, Carolinne, made this for us for our Silver wedding anniversary. It represents a japanese stone path. There are 25 stones. There are stones that represent different events in our marriage - the births of our children, moving to the USA etc. Some of the stones have words embroidered on them. I will have to take some close-ups so you can all see the details more clearly. It is just wonderful - thanks so much for making it for us, Carolinne!


Lucy's First Hat

Lucy's First Hat

This is Lucy's first project, and her own design. Notice how the cables get smaller towards the top.

Lucy jumped straight in at the deep end, doing cables on her first project!


Lucy's Second Hat

Lucy's Second Hat

Lucy's second project also uses cables that disappear or merge tgether to accommodate the decreases. She liked the shape of this one better.


Lucy's Second Hat - Detail

Lucy's Second Hat - Detail

This shows how neat and even Lucy's cables are!


Headphone Bag

Headphone Bag

I designed and knitted this little bag to keep my iPod Nano headphones in. The nano itself has its own little case but it doesn't have anywhere to store the headphones which get themselves in a terrible muddle in my bag. The little pocket on the front is for an extra pair of "foamies" - the little black foam covers on the headphones


Lucy's Hat with Blue Trim

Lucy's Hat with Blue Trim

Lucy added the blue ribbing to make the hat a little longer in a decorative way.


Pot Belly Star

Pot Belly Star

This is one of my first experiments with polygon quilting. It is a pot belly star made with ten elongated diamonds. The flames were appliqued on before the pieces were sewn together. I made two and gave one away. This one sits on the Christmas tree.


Gary's Sweater II

Gary's Sweater II

Shows striping effect when viewed from the right angle. I changed the sleeve to have the striping pattern all over instead of just a central panel as the original has.


Gary's Sweater I

Gary's Sweater I

From Vivian Hoxbro's Shadow Knitting book. Adapted to use Nature Spun Sport weight yarn.


Becky top

Becky top

Becky top from Berocco in Berocco Touche, Green Tea


Sambigram

Sambigram

I made this cushion for Sam's birthday. It is an ambigram, inspired by the work of John Langdon who did the ones for Dan Brown's Angels and Demons.

The rest of the design was based on the XBOX logo. It is supposed to look like the letters are shining out from inside with a greenish light. I found some tie-dyed fabric that graduated through greens and yellows. The black fabric is moleskin that proved quite difficult to work with reverse- applique-wise


Alison's Quilt for Sam

Alison's Quilt for Sam

This quilt is Alison's first ever quilt. She made it for Sam's birthday. She did an excellent job! This shot is a close up showing the main details - the front, the back, and the ties, that keep the two together. I don't know how she found the time to do it, what with school, and Sam being round there all the time - or how she managed to keep it a secret from Snooper Sam.


Mia's Birthday Top

Mia's Birthday Top

Finally the parcel has arrived and this, one of my secret projects may be revealed.

I designed this myself. The flowers and leaves are from Nicky Epstein's Knitting Over the Edge. I had to make the leaves on fewer stitches than instructed in the book. I unvented the picot cast off edge which goes as follows:

Cast on two, cast off three, *cast on one but before putting the new stitch on the left hand needle, cast the last stitch off over it, cast on one more, cast off three, repeat from * to end.

I think that is right - if it isn't I'll correct it later.

It's made in ecru Rowan cotton, and various pink and green cotton yarns.


EDWARD

EDWARD

The unassembled pieces of Edward's Ambigram cushion. Turn the whole thing round it says EDWARD.


WA

WA

The centre of Edward's Ambigram cushion. Turn it round and it says WA


ED

ED

One end of Edward's Ambigram cushion. Turn it round and it says RD


RD

RD

One end of Edward's Ambigram cushion. Turn it round it says ED


Matthew's Ambigram Cushion Cover

Matthew's Ambigram Cushion Cover

Made from red hand dyed fabric and charcoal grey with black dots on.


Mia's Ambigram cushion

Mia's Ambigram cushion

Says Mia both ways up. This was fun - I could use fairies and lots of pretty fabrics. I actually bought three different kinds of fairies, but these turned out to be the best because they looked like they could be holding the i dots.


Vogue top

Vogue top

Not sure it's completely finished. I may add another row of double crochets around the sleeves and front to try and stop it rolling and gapping.


Lotus Blossom Tank

Lotus Blossom Tank

From Interweave Knits Summer 2006.
Designed by Sharon Shoji

Knitted in SWTC Bamboo, Sahara.

Knitted along with the participants of the LBT KAL


Stole My Heart Away - Lucy's Wedding Stole III

Stole My Heart Away - Lucy's Wedding Stole III

The wholw thing. It is so light and airy but warm at the same time.

It was made with one skein of Alpaca with a Twist Fino - Alpaca with Silk. It measures 16" x 64" - good numbers for a computer geek.


Stole My Heart Away- Lucy's Wedding Stole II

Stole My Heart Away- Lucy's Wedding Stole II

This shows the hearts on the edging


Stole My Heart Away - Lucy's Wedding Stole I

Stole My Heart Away - Lucy's Wedding Stole I

This is close up of the Marriage Lines section of the stole