Wednesday, June 27, 2007

U.F.O's and Other Craftyness

Just in case you're wondering what the UFO stands for..........Unfinished Objects.......... haha if you didn't know....now you do!

Right I thought I might just blog all my works in progress ( some have more progress than others). It has a double purpose..
  1. For me to SEE what I need to acheive before starting ANY other projects!!
  2. To share my little success ( and I promised Jess from OH MY that I would take photos of what I have been up to).
Well here it is.....hmmmm where shall we start!

KNITTING

I knitted my first soaker in the round!!! The i-cord (also a new skill) is a bit thick and the leg cuffs need to be finished (I undid the one I did as it was a BIT small). I also discovered that size M is a bit on the tight side for my LJ. So this one will be given to someone who needs (and uses) them. I love the colour!! A bit girly for my boy but HEY it's underneath. If you want it or would use it.....drop me an email and i'll send it to you. kenzilandlauz AT gmail DOT com




So on that note I've started a size L...in a less girly colour........ Tekapo Wool by Ashford is my FAVOURITE! This one is Storm..........


I am also 1/3 the way through knitting a cardy/jacket for LJ from Tekapo Landscape. It's knitted as a whole piece.....very cool and i'm learning lots of little skills on the way. The colours look a bit wrong on the photo, it's a bit bluer than it looks.


KNITTING RELATED.....BUT MORE LIKE BEADS!

I made my first set of stitch markers for my fabulous friend Jess. I used art beads, celestial crystal cubes and little metal beads. I loved doing these. They are SO classy......well I think so!


SEWING.........BUT ALSO KNITTING RELATED

For my Mum's Birthday I made her a knitting needle Pouch thingee
I chose all NZ fabrics. It is almost finished it just needs 2 buttons and button loops added on the outside to hold it all together. I added French knots to the appliqu├ęd panels on the cover for a bit of depth. I had fabulous fun making it and am quite happy with the result.
Mum loves it which is just what I hoped for.






So there you have it! I've been a busy gal!

And here are 2 photos of SUPPLIES for my future projects.
1) Hemp fabric for fitted nappies 2) More wool for a hat for JK and another soaker and.....







4 comments:

kate5kiwis said...

lauz, lol at *ufo*
i have quite a few of these in varying stages of completion.
and some not even started.
i'm ok with that, most days.
that soaker is cute, but hey, *claps hands* i don't need those any more :o)
happy knitting X

Jen and family said...

LOL your heading drew me into reading your post :)

love the soaker

I especially like the stitch markers very pretty

happy birthday to your mum Im sure she'll love her pressie

jen at http://jenz.wordpress.com

I am Jen said...

I like the ufo term instead Wip. You have been busy and I love all of your creations.

Laura said...

Ha, every time I try to clen up my studio I spot a UFO. The photocube would be a great idea for MOPS, now that you mention it I may try a photo lesson with it.