Saturday, 16 June 2012

Lamb Photoshoot

Our lovely Shetland moorit ram lamb is 8 weeks old today. Realised I hadn't taken any photos of him in weeks so off I went with the camera. These are a few shots of him when he didn't have his back to me.  He's hardly recognisable from this shot taken when he was a day old. He's now milk chocolate brown and enormous!

A day old

 With mum

Friday, 15 June 2012

Gingham and Ric Rac


Had the sewing machine out and made a simple tablecloth with red and white cotton gingham with a large white ric rac decorative edging.

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Cats in Simply Knitting Magazine

Thank you to Simply Knitting for mentioning Hand Knitted Things 'Cat' pattern in the June 2012 issue of the magazine. The Cat pattern has recently been updated with instructions for a smaller version in DK weight yarn (see below for pictures). Any customers who bought the pattern prior to the update and would like the newer version please email with details of the website where purchased and approximate date purchased and the newer version will be forwarded to you.

Cats knitting pattern is available to purchase as a PDF download via email from Folksy and from Hand Knitted Things website as an instant download.

Mini Cat version

Also in the magazine are lots of patterns and interesting knitting related articles including three websites to visit and a pod cast.

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Hawaiian Flower

Came across the crochet pattern for Hawaiian Flowers by Sarah London and decided to use up some Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino for a first sample to see how the pattern works. The finished flower had a tendency to curl at the edges so decided to block it. That seems to have worked a treat. The pattern is available to download free from Sarah Londons website - click here. Scroll further downdown to see the flowers in vibrant multi colours.

Friday, 8 June 2012

Tiny Chicken II

Made the white version of the Tiny Chickens using the pattern by Anna Hrachovec and small amounts of Shetland wool. This pattern is available to download free here. For Ravelry users the project gallery has lots of variations on the theme here.