Tag Archives: Knitting Projects

Milly’s Door ~ Knitting

I’m getting worried. Worried about myself.  I know I’m a perfectionist. Always have been, probably always will be to some extent or another. But seriously. It’s 23h10 and what am I doing?..I’m knitting and purling on cut off cocktail sticks. Seriously. Call my therapist – I need more sessions!

So yes, Milly’s Door has a special little extra tonight. It was going to be 3 dinky balls of yarn in a wicker basket. Then she had to have needles [with the ends painted] a sickly shade of pink which will delight the Minou no end. Then tell me, who can look at needles and yarn and not knit a few rows?! It took a while to cast on and find my jive with the cocktail sticks [very sharp and snags on the yarn, in case you were wondering].

So here we have it. Milly has obviously caught the crafting fever in this house:

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My Minou has been checking Milly’s door almost daily now, looking for additions outside and hoping to catch a peek of her.

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Please tell me I’m not the only one to take craft/activities [heck how do I even categorise this!] so *seriously*!

♡naomi

Knitted Bed

A little impromptu knitted bed for my dinky doo’s baby playmobil. [I thought this would be really quick but it ended up taking me an hour!]

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Initially her bed was made out of tissue until she had an upgrade!

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Just a little knit stitch and stocking stitch for the pillow, filled with some padding. Sew up to close and all around like a sleeping bag and voila a snuggly bed.

[4 ply, 2  1/3 size needles]

♡naomi

Finally A Knitting Post!

Hello fellow knitters,

A few months ago a dear friend taught me to knit. I created a labour of love aka a soft pink, holey, wonky hat.

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I loved it. I was so proud that I had managed to manipulate yarn and needles to create such a thing. And so the yarn heart in me was born.

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I found a yarn shop, pursued the shelves and bought a snuggly soft grey dk (get me with the knit talk! Double knitting size).

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I knit 3 hats one of which had to be all undone and re-knitted as I cast on too few and knit too many rows. Ah the pain. I also adapted a pattern and made a dolls hat.

Now I have a bit of a sad tale to tell…I took 3 of those carefully and gently made hats onto a train and then *sob*, *sniff*, forgot to take them back off. My mind was full of life and a few stressful events and so I was not on the (yarn) ball.

Anyway, glass half full, the recipients will at least get the benefits of the results of extra knitting practice.

Taking advantage of staying in a British coastal town for a week I devoured the numerous yarn shops. I smoothed my fingers over alpaca, mohair, cashmere and many more divine threads.

I have my new wool and am well on my way with the new hats. I’m following a Sidar pattern that is straightforward and relatively quick (for newbie hands).

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Work in progress:

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It’s a lovely bluey grey colour.

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Happy knitting, knitting friends.

♡naomi