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.
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
Here you can just about see the detail on the back... kind of!
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.
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!
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 project also uses cables that disappear or merge tgether to accommodate the decreases. She liked the shape of this one better.
This shows how neat and even Lucy's cables are!
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 added the blue ribbing to make the hat a little longer in a decorative way.
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.
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.
From Vivian Hoxbro's Shadow Knitting book. Adapted to use Nature Spun Sport weight yarn.
Becky top from Berocco in Berocco Touche, Green Tea
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
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.
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.
The unassembled pieces of Edward's Ambigram cushion. Turn the whole thing round it says EDWARD.
The centre of Edward's Ambigram cushion. Turn it round and it says WA
One end of Edward's Ambigram cushion. Turn it round and it says RD
One end of Edward's Ambigram cushion. Turn it round it says ED
Made from red hand dyed fabric and charcoal grey with black dots on.
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.
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.
From Interweave Knits Summer 2006.
Designed by Sharon Shoji
Knitted in SWTC Bamboo, Sahara.
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.
This shows the hearts on the edging
This is close up of the Marriage Lines section of the stole