Sunday, September 23, 2007

SoHo-Chan Bag

Chan bag
Chan bag in Debbie Bliss SoHo

Pattern: Kureyon-Chan
Yarn: 1 x 50g ball of Debbie Bliss's Soho
Needles: 6.5mm addi turbo circular worked magic loop
Gauge: 14sts per 4".
Started: 10th September 2007
Finished: 17th September 2007 but not worked exclusively.

One of my nieces has just celebrated her 10th birthday & I decided to make her something as we're watching pennies with so much work to do on the house. I found the pattern on Ravelry & thought it'd be perfect as I've yet to met a girl who didn't like bags.

Chan bag
Chan bag in Debbie Bliss SoHo

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Travelling project

Needs must

Twice a year I have to go to an exhibition with work & normally we stay in a Travel Lodge or another budget hotel chain. However this year we struggled to find accommodation as there is a big conference on as well as the exhibition. Eventually by widening the area I found the most amazing place. A huge Georgian house dating back to the 17th centuary. My room is absolutely gorgous & also has a tiny ensuite bathroom but I couldn't get a decent photo of it. Two window seats & VERY comfortable chaise longue. I'd love to come back here for a short break with DH.

Window seat

View from my bedroom window

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Ozzy Feet

Fuzzy Feet
Fuzzy Feet in Soho

Pattern: Fuzzy Feet
Yarn: 3.5 x 50g balls of Debbie Bliss's Soho
Size: UK 6.5
Needles: 6.5mm addi turbo circular worked magic loop
Gauge: 14sts per 4" so I had to adjust the pattern.
Started: 17th August 2007
Finished: 25th August 2007 but not worked exclusively.

They were made for my Step Mother who is currently living in Australia. She visited us recently in our new home & one of the first things she saw when she came in the door was my pair & loved them. It's now spring in Sydney but her house is pretty cold so I think they'll get plenty of wear. I sent them by airmail on Tuesday 28th of August & they arrived 6 days later, on her birthday, which I was really chuffed about.

I started them whilst we were on holiday last month & they were even worked on the beach. Like my last pair I didn't get gauge with the yarn I chose but it was in my stash & the colours suited so with DH's help & a calculator I adjusted the pattern.

They were HUGE before felting but with two 60c washes & the help of a dog towel for agitation soon felted up nice & firmly.

Unfelted Fuzzy Foot
Unfelted side view

Felted Fuzzy Foot
Felted side of foot

and no it's not a rabbit hutch. Keep guessing.......