Saturday, December 23, 2006

christmas presentfest complete

Unless in a moment of eleventh hour madness I decide it would be a great idea to start something else. I doubt it though - am looking forward to a nice few days of trivial pursuit based arguments and drinking gin in my pyjamas. At least Rupert will be nice and warm in his stylish new scarf though.

I think i possibly did the checks in the worst possible way - the yellow bits were sllllightly too wide to carry the black wool up at the side so i ended up with about 9999 black dangling ends to weave in. I thought of lots of easier ways once i'd already started and couldn't be bothered unravelling - i think if i did it again i'd do a stocking stitch tube so any ends could hang happily inside.


Tuesday, December 19, 2006

mario madness

It's another DS sock - for my nephew for Christmas. Hark at the lovely Mario in all his marvellous 8 bit Super Nintendo glory.

Duplicate stitched on after doing a basic stocking stitch tube, whilst drooling in front of 'the life of birds' on sunday, finishing with a 3 needle bind off. I copied off this image:

If only the pixellated heroes of today were so easily reproduced in knitwear. I would love to immortalise the protagonists of 'guitar hero 2' on the playstation in wool, but i fear Lars Umlaut is too high-resolution for my skills. Sigh.


christmas presentfest

I've been busy as a bee making some rubbish gifts for people for chrimbo. Including biiiiig socks for my fella, and a small rupert the bear. He'll look more like him when i've finished the obligatory yellow checky scarf, honest.

Sock pattern is universal toe up sock from knitty. He likes dark boring plain socks so i made them ribbed to try and prevent myself falling asleep knitting them and accidentally poking my eye out with the needles in a freak accident. Rupert is out of the Debbie Bliss Toy Knits book. The bear looks easy cos it's so small but it was knitted in the flat and there was soooooo much fiddly sewing i got a bit scunnered by the end. He's the wee bear on the front cover without the wellies on. The little jumper is from merino wool and is so snuggly warm i am quite jealous. The middle stripy sock is one for me that i started making several millennia ago but am awaiting the post-festive season knitting lull to be able to make a friend for it.