Friday, 30 September 2011

Snowman Cocoon and Hat

After sorting my huge stash of yarn a few weeks ago I am now determined to start knitting my way through it!

I have quite a few balls of  Sirdar Snowflake Chunky yarn but was unsure what to turn it into.  After a couple of days deliberating I took my lead from the name of the yarn 'snowflake' and came up with a Christmas themed cocoon and hat set.

The cocoon is made to resemble a snowman by adding buttons to the hat and down the front of the coat and I made two 'snowballs' one to top the hat and one stitched to the bottom of the cocoon.

I think it would look great for a babies first Christmas photo shoot or a great photo prop for the reborn doll artist to display their reborns.

The set can be found in  my ebay shop here: Tipeetoes Ebay Shop

Monday, 26 September 2011

Playing Catch Up

Don't seem to have had much blog time lately I have been so busy catching up with  my knitting.  I've been trying to get ahead with Christmas presents and feel I have made quite a good start!

I also had a few requests to design a simple matinee coat and hat for early born babies so whilst I have been having a bit of a good spell with my shoulder I got to it and came up with this little set.

I've designed it to be a quick knit which uses less than 90g of yarn for the complete set.  Ideally sized to fit early babies 3-5lb in weight but also suitable for 16" reborn dolls.

The set can be knitted in one colour or two and is a great pattern for using up those small balls of yarn left over from larger projects.

You can find the pattern on the website here:   Website    or you can also download it from Ravelry.

Now cuppa in hand I'm going to catch up with all the blogs that I've missed....ta ta for now x

Friday, 16 September 2011

Latest Knits

Been feeling quite sorry for myself just shoulder has been playing up again so not had much knitting time which I find very frustrating to say the least!

I opened a Folksy shop earlier in the year but have been a little neglectful of it lately so I thought I would list a few small items that I have managed to complete over the last couple of weeks.

I so love this damson pink yarn and it works so well with cream.

Crofter socks - this yarn is so lovely to knit with and it is great to see patterns emerge as you knit.

Another yarn which I love to knit with is this Magi-Knit from James C Brett

If you fancy taking a peek around my shop you can find it here: Tipeetoes Folksy Shop

Monday, 5 September 2011

My Latest Knitting Design 'Lara'

I've probably said before that I love to knit with Sirdar Snuggly.  I  fell in love with this gorgeous shade of dusky pink and designed the outfit around the yarn.  

I felt that a complete outfit in just the one shade may look a little heavy for a young baby so I added this delightful mingled yarn from the Sirdar Snuggly Kisses range called Patter Pink.

The outfit consists of a cardigan, nappy cover, beanie style hat and bootees.  The whole outfit takes less than 200grams of double knitting yarn and is knitted on size 3.25mm & 4mm needles.

The jacket has lace panels running up each front and features picot detailing along the hem line and on the cuffs.  The same lace panel is used on the front of the nappy cover.  I always like to add an elasticated waist to baby shorts ensuring a snug fit for little ones.

I originally thought to add a bonnet to the outfit but on reflection I am pleased with my decision to go with a beanie style pull on hat.

The completed outfit is sized to fit a baby 0-3 Months but would also be suitable for a reborn collectable doll 19-21"

If you would like to knit the outfit you can find the pattern on my website here: Lara Knitting Pattern
I have also listed the design on my Ravelry page here: Ravelry Patterns

Friday, 2 September 2011

Yorkshire Coast & Moors

Hubby and I have spent a lovely couple of days in Scarborough, Yorkshire.
We visited some great places and had quite a hectic time,  so much so that we could do with a holiday to get over  our trip!
Of course I took some knitting with me to work on during the car journey.  I am currently knitting a pair of socks for my lovely father in law which I will put in his Christmas box.

We stayed at a great little bed and breakfast place which was about 10 minutes walk away from the beach.  On our first evening we took a walk down to the beach and the harbour.  The waves were lashing against the harbour walls and it was so funny watching the children trying to dodge the sea spray. 

We have been to Scarborough before for a day trip and visited Scarborough Castle which you can just see at the top of the hill in the last picture.
Boats moored in the harbour

Sun going down on the light-house