Friday, October 11, 2013

Going for broke!!!



Everything nourishes

what is strong already.

-Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice.

A big hello to you all. I have made a last dash at making as many craft projects as I can before I go back to work. I have had a lovely two week holiday and now the time has almost come to an end. Come and look at what I’ve been up to.......

Heather the feather strikes again.
She gave this material to me on her return from holidays over in Queensland. 
 


The material has turned into this....

Very pretty
Unfortunately there is no pattern to this bag, I just saw something similar in a magazine and thought I would make it up as I go. The bag is about 7in x 6in, layered with rows of gathered material and cute handles. This will be used when Heather and I meet up for morning or afternoon tea at our favourite cafes around town.
A new tablecloth using random scraps of leftover materials.....
 

A knitted cotton top for Miss Shae for the coming summer...


A knitted cup using 8 ply yarn....


A Christmas place mat that I will keep for Christmas...


A wonder around my lovely rose bushes, taking in the warm weather outside....

And what are these you ask???....


Slippers!
 
Here is the pattern if you would like to knit some.

Slippers with soul pattern
Size 4.5 needles    8 ply yarn
Cast on 5 stitches and knit 6 rows
Next row: Increase in 2nd stitch of each row until you have 22 stitches on the needle
Next row: Increase in each stitch to 44 stitches
Next row: Knit 2, purl 2 for 15 centimetres (6 inches)
Next row: Knit 2 together across the row, giving you 22 stitches
Next row: Decrease in 2nd stitch at the beginning of every row until you have 5 stitches.
Knit 6 rows and cast off.
Fold in half and sew the rib sides together and then 5 stitches on top together to form strap. Let me know how you go.
Hope you all have a fantastic weekend and have a great time doing all the things you love to do. I'll be roaming around the garden and trying to squeeze in every last little bit of time doing knitting. I've been going to gym 3 times a week over the holidays so I'm resting my aching bones and muscles!! Exercising is good for you!! lol.
Cheers, Anita.
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8 comments:

Manda - Handmade with Love said...

A knitted tea cup!! So cute x

creations.1 said...

Love the frilly bag - you have been busy!!

Charlie and Wendy said...

You are amazing, such a lot of lovely projects completed!

Jane Galley said...

Oh, what a busy girl you have been! Love the frilly bag

Karen said...

Your holidays have flown by! Make the most of this last weekend. Lots of lovely projects. Great to see the table cloth. Great way to use up bits.And the bag looks so sweet.
Lots of fun with the knitting again, especially those slippers.
Well done with the gym workouts!!

Vickie said...

you are such a machine...you go girl...hmmm I like the slippers pattern wonder if it would fit my big hoof....cheers Vickie

Val Spiers said...

What a long list of projects. Love the bag and the knitted tea cup but those slippers are just great. Thanks for the pattern.
valspierssews@gmail.com

Farm Gate Creations said...

Love all of your projects....you've certainly been a busy bee

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