Monday, 23 April 2007

Kev, the teddy bear

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Yes, I 'm kind of addicted on knitting teddy bear..I have so much fun knitting Bubby. When my nephew arrived last week, I decided to knit another teddy bear for the new born. This time I knit it as I go along without follow any pattern, I fatten the tummy and shorten the leg and I notice it....look like my husband, really chubby bear, so I name him after my husband, Kev. All the kids in my family love it when I brought over for the baby, now I have to make a few more just to be fair to them..anyway, it is a good way to destash as well.

Thursday, 12 April 2007

Play dress

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My best friend in Canada having a baby girl few month ago, I wanted to knit her a baby dress, but I have no ideas about her size. After looking all over the web, I guess the best choice is Anouk from Knitty.com. It is kind of a play dress..I guess..but with this pattern I don't have to worry about the size, the side is open and it could be adjust on the chest area. I used Rowan all season cotton in dark brown with a dash of pink for the dress, the reason why is.. I hate pastel colour and I don't want it look too princess like. The only adjustment I made on this dress are the pockets, I swap it for a simple heart shape pocket and I think one is cute enough..

With the leftover yarn, I also throw in a Bubby from Knitty.com, it is a very fast knit and is cute... hope she like it.

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Pattern : Bubby
Yarn : Rowan all season cotton
Yardage: 1 balls

Dress
Pattern : Anouk
Yarn : Rowan all season cotton
Yardage: 3 balls

Wednesday, 04 April 2007

Black and White

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I have such a good time knitting "Sahara" by Knit and tonic, except the yarn I choose. I'm use Knitpick shine worsted from my stash and .. the yarn have so many knot and fluff are everywhere. I really regret to use this yarn, other than the quality, the dyelot are really disappointed as well. The colour basically like an old black t-shirt after many wash.. When I combine the white lace part it gets worst, the fluff just keep sticking to the white yarn..

The pattern are using the same weight of yarn for the lace part but I think the same weight will look to heavy for the lace. So, I use different weight yarn to create more sheen lace effect and I change the lace part to white instead of black.
This pattern are so well written, the fit are perfect and the best part is no seaming needed except the lace neckline.

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Pattern : Sahara
Yarn : Knitpick - shine worsted and Katie nilo
Yardage: 7 balls
Needle : 3.75 mm - 4mm