Sunday, April 22, 2012

Aztec Cardigan

 Well here it is the finished article, This is going to be my House cardigan.  The chart I made up myself using the Superdry Buffalo one as a guide, but the pattern first caught my eye in Harry Potter when Hermione wore a cardi with the design.
It was a good way to use oddments of aran, rather than hats or socks.

I used approximately 400g Grey, 100g Purple, 200g Cream, 100g Smokey blue. 
Of course when I tried it on, I realised the the button band (duh) was back to front for me, so I had to redo it or choose years of struggling to close the buttons!!

the charts.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Winter Knit

Okay, I know we're supposed to be more into summer, but it's not quite here yet.  I do have a summer top on the crochet hook, it's a DIY project/pattern, i also have one on my knitting needles at the moment.
Back to the point, I'm not quite sure why I picked this but I probably liked the pattern.  It's knit in the round and I just used 5mm needle, The bottom part is quite misleading as I thought I was going to have the right size, but it turned out larger on the patterned top part than anticipated.  Still it'll be warm next winter and I can unravel my old oversized out of shape aran and make something new from it.

It's a lot of work and I made some changes by omitting the cuff and bottom sections of the original pattern which can be found Here

I never made the cowl either, I wanted the yarn for my current project which I had hoped to make in Chunky, but having never used it before didn't know the quantities and never got a reply from online suppliers to help me out.  I'll post photos of it later.

Birthday Card


I made a Birthday card, the dress topper was made from a template found on Google images, the girl was a drawing I picked up a while ago, I just changed it a bit and painted it, for the writing I copied one of my fonts lightly in pencil then went over it in pen.  The verse was also found online and slightly modified.