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Thursday, 14 June 2007

Several FO's to announce!

I finally finished the baby socks..... they do look big on the leg part, but then the fat littly baby feet wouldn't fit easily through normal socks. I worked them after a written pattern, not my own idea to make the rib so wide:)

I also nearly finished the tussah silk cushion in the lily-of-the-valley pattern, I just can't make it up, because I have to buy a beige zip tomorrow first! I thought I had one - and I do, but it is a bit long at 75 cm....

and I did make up my own hexagon-shaped one, knitted from the noro balls! the one side looks quite nice now and I do like the colours, the other side is a bit garish for me - but then I can always turn this one to the back!


the dye pot is on the cooker again too - I was in the process of throwing away old, dark red flowers of sweet william - when I realised that they still don't look too bad. off into the pot, I just have to see how it turns out....

so, now - a new project is needed! I did order some materials for the september workshop in the olg, but that will take a while to arrive. maybe I should make a few more squares on the borrowed weavette? I just have to think about something new to knit - in the meantime there are always some socks to be done - and the dreaded mending in one corner doesn't finish by itself.....

4 comments:

KayB said...

Hi Bettina,

why don't you cut the zipper at the end to your required length and stitch it close again over the coil. Your machine will go over the plastic coil without any problems and if you don't own a machine, then doing it by hand has the same effect!
Nice cushion cover anyway!

Bettina said...

the idea would be good - only, it is a metal zip! and even, if I had cut it, I think a plastic one is better for a pillow case... not to worry - I found one today (was very old though, still had £ price tag on it:)) - and a filling with the right size too! must have been my lucky day, usually Ballyhaunis isn't the best in textile provisions.... and I do own a very nice machine - I would just have to dig it out from all the woolly stuff on top:))

Leigh said...

Wow, you have a lot to show for! The baby socks are adorable and the cushion covers are lovely. I really like all those cheerful colors!

Janet said...

Those circles are really colorful. I like them a lot. I am partial to circles and have a pattern - maybe I will try to emulate your inspiring work.