Jun 24, 2013

Knitted Mouse Pad

The mouse pad I had bought from my computer store is not the best, and as I didn't want to buy a new one (these things are expensive, especially if you are looking from something else than the traditional blue mouse pad that everybody is using or had used at some stage), I decided to make myself one.

As it needed to be thick enough to be stable on a desk, I decided to experiment with double-knitting, and even though it was a slow start and took double the time to knit, I really enjoyed making this reversible hand-knit mouse pad, using some of my leftover "Art of Knitting" yarn.

Jun 16, 2013

Cute Baby Headband and Booties

I really wanted to learn an easy way to knit pretty flowers, but what to put them on?

A baby headband, of course! I made this using circular knitting needles and added the flower for extra cuteness.

One of my neighbours recently had a baby girl, so it was the perfect occasion for me to learn baby booties. The pattern for the booties is taken from The Art of Knitting series, while the headband is my own.

All that's left to do now is to get her a nice card and give her this set.

Jun 9, 2013

Speed Knitting

 I have been lazy with my knitting this week: blame the good weather, as we are currently having our week-long summer in Ireland at the moment.

I have been watching lots of YouTube knitting videos, though, and the one i want to share is this one: I wish I could knit that fast, but I think I will need a little more practice before I can do this:

Once I can knit that fast, I'll start yarn-bombing my house (well maybe just a chair or two)!

Jun 2, 2013

Hand-Knitted Headbands for Sale

Not this one, as, once agin, it was pinched by one of my daughters, but I am knitting a few similar headbands so that I can eventually sell some on Etsy or a similar website; I am also considering Folksy, as it seems to be a bit less competitive, but this is still a work-in-progress, as I waiting to have at least 20-30 items before I can upload these to one of these websites so that my page can look a bit more professional.

For now, here's a sample of my best, knitted using circular needles and baby yarn (because it's so soft and I was actually planning to make baby booties with it, which never materialised (not yet anyway):