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teapot cosy!

I had a nana craft week – I made a teapot cosy!

I should have added more stitches in the beginning – maybe another 6 either side – so it fits around the wider part of the pot.

That said, it did stretch when I blocked it. If I make this again I might add a few increases (and then decreases) like darts on a skirt!

For those interested in the actual numbers, I started with 43 chains across the bottom, which became 21 chains on the side pieces, then up to 53 chains by the time I added extras across the spout and handle. To decrease around the pot rim – I did 8 hdc, 2toghdc starting from centre of handle.

Pattern: Leah’s Rose Tea Cosies by Leah Maxwell
Hook: 4.00mm
Yarn: Spotlight Marvel (grey), Yatsal (rose, green)

Another pair of sleeve extenders

I’ve somehow managed to lose my grey ones – I’m assuming they’ve fallen down the back of my chest of drawers or something. So rather than go to the effort of looking for them, I decided it was easier to just make another pair 🙂

These were pretty easy and quick – only took a few days to finish. They’re longer than most of the other ones I’ve made too.

Pattern: Sleeve extenders by me!
Needles: 4.0mm
Yarn: 8 ply Spotlight’s pure wool in cherry red

Red bainbridge remix

So I’m doing another bainbridge remix, as I’ve decided it’s a perfect gift for my friend M.

My plum one feels a little large for my neck, and M has a similar size neck to me (well, it’s not like I’ve ever measured it, but I’m making an educated guess here based on photos of us standing together) so I’ve cast on with 130 rather than the Bainbridge’s original 144. Only time will tell if I’ve made the right choice!

One thing I have learned this time around is to start the button hole on a P1 – although I did it on the knit row, but the row before was P1, if that makes sense. The other way around leaves big gaps beside the buttonhole, which I discovered the hard way which resulted in having to unpick it – I swear it took me most of an hour of tv watching to get back to where I started.

I think that I would try a different cast on technique as well, and will need to try a binding off technique that will not roll.

Even though I have been buying yarn barn wool and stockpiling it for some time now, this is the first time I’ve actually used to to knit something. It’s very soft and easy to work with.

Pattern: Bainbridge Remix by Flintknit, original Bainbridge by Mintyfresh

Needles: 3.75mm or 4mm (am not quite sure)

Yarn: 8 ply Yarn Barn merino wool in cherry

Bainbridge Scarf Remix in Purple

A few nights ago I started on the bainbridge scarf remix, which has been hampered somewhat by only owning 4 double pointed needles in 3.75mm. When I say I only own 4, I think I should really say that I can only find 4, as they often slide down behind the couch and disappear forever. I have on the other hand, a handy op shop at the shopping plaza next to work, and they sell single needles for 50c! It’s been quite the helpful op shop, althought I get some odd looks from some of the old ladies 🙂

Am about halfway along, and just learned how to do a buttonhole! Used the knittingonthenet version D tutorial with the twisted purlwise cast on – looking good!

Bainbridge Remix

Bainbridge Remix

Easter fun

With Easter only a few days away, I’ve decided it’s as good a time as any to knit some egg cozies. Or is that egg cosies? Anyway, I’ve somehow managed to lose 2 of my tiny double pointed needles – I’m not sure what size they are, but am fairly certain they’re 2mm or 2.25mm but I think what I need here is one of those nifty cards with the holes in them that tell you exactly what size they are. I suppose that’s what you get for buying needles at an op shop!

I’m making the four cozies from the One Skein: Designer Knits book, edited by Judith Durant. Photos will follow 🙂

Update: ta-da! Just looking for the yarn needle now to finish it off – hopefully it’s not going end up in my foot!

the first of the egg cozies

the first of the egg cozies