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21  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Xmas Pudding sweater on: October 06, 2013 09:07:57 AM
It's a self drafted, bottom up/circular yoke pattern, and this was essentially both my beta test of the pattern, and the buyer's product. I am annoyed that the puddings didn't come out dead centre of the yoke, but the buyer is pleased with it, so I am satisfied.

I had to pull back the yoke a couple of times due to my own minor mistakes which I couldn't overlook (but someone with no knitting experience would probably never notice), however it was still a surprisingly quick knit as the little boy it's intended for is small, and I appear to have improved my knitting speed recently by making a whole "blessing" of cuddly narwhal(e)s.

Anyway, enough about my cuddly Cetacea and back to the post at hand...

Each of the puddings has a purled pudding part to give it depth and texture, and a knitted cream/brandy butter/icing part, crocheted holly leaves (those were a teeny tiny nightmare in themselves) and glass beads for holly berries.

And anyone who doesn't know what christmas pudding is is missing a big hunk of deliciousness in their lives, and they should look up a recipe and try one lol!!

so, what do you think?!



22  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / UK Rail Engineer poppet kinda thing on: September 01, 2013 06:04:49 AM
I originally put this in the knitting section, but was unsure whether or not he'd fit better in here?!

Here's the thing, until recently my husband worked for a uk rail copany as a maintenance engineer on their rolling stock (he fixed trains). he has spent the last 9 years in orange high vis overalls, so I thought I'd mark the passing of this time by making a poppet type thing, I don't know what else to call it. he keeps referring to it as an effigy. butthead.

Anyway, it's a modified Jean Greenhowe pattern. I WILL make more. oh yes.



It was modified because 1. the ears looked weird, so I left them off. 2. the hair's not knitted like it says to in her patterns, it's tied in because her knitted hair looks short and curly and Hubster's is long and straight and 3. the lack of nostrils became increasingly more disturbing as the mustache and beard went on.

the hair for the poppet is based on his most recent style; before having it cut again to be presentable. it had got quite long and crazy.

ok, so he comes complete with the essentials of uk rail maintenance:

Claw Hammer for Percussive Adjustment



Flathead screwdriver for leverage and general poking



"T-Key" for opening various hatches to gain access to the workey bits of trains



"MiniJimble" has embroidered lapels and a few pockets, and hidden in the hair is a singular grey strand (my hubby has one persistent grey hair that keeps coming back lol)

oh, and here's The Hubster in uniform. This is the only picture I actually have of him in his orange high vis. it's from when Child was asked at preschool what she wanted to dress as for "Heroes" day. she said Daddy. n'awww. he's wearing a high vis vest over his overalls, but you get the picture.....



so, what do you think?! I am rather taken with him and am considering making him a short, dumpy, hippy female partner with glasses... probably wearing a miniature Kate Davies "Owls" sweater and a natty hat Wink
23  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Ruffled Scarves on: September 01, 2013 06:01:59 AM
I love the look of finished ruffle scarves, but can't stand working with ruffle yarn lol. I admire anyone who can hahaha!!!
24  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Basil, the little lost alien. on: September 01, 2013 05:54:09 AM
Basil is a little lost and really needs a home Sad Can;t you just see the sadness in his eye? he just wants someone to love him.

I awoke one night to see strange lights in the sky. I heard a crash!

what was that?! Who's there?! What the heck?!!

I pootled outside in my pink jammies to see what all the hubub was about and lo and behold, this little approx 8cm tall guy was already into my greenhouse and trying to eat a basil plant twice his size. He claims he was only climbing it. I'm not so sure. there's sucker marks on my basil... Anyway, that's what I named him. Apparently his true name is unpronounceable in "Terran" as you need six tongues to get the clicks right.

He states he doesn't eat anything and can live on hugs alone. I think he's fibbing. I found my jar of pesto open this morning.....

25  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: 1st ATTEMPT AT ENTRELAC KNITTING! on: August 31, 2013 12:16:01 PM
omg I loooove entrelac!
26  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Loom knit hexagon baby blanket on: August 31, 2013 11:57:52 AM
As a needle knitter, I am always astounded at what people can achieve with looms. well done Smiley
27  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Adorable Knitted doll - Little Elsie on: August 31, 2013 11:55:04 AM
I ADORE Greenhowe Smiley my friend gave me all of her patterns recently and I had a good cry looking through them, my Nanna used to knit greenhowe dolls.
28  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / UK Rail Engineer poppet kinda thing on: August 31, 2013 11:53:33 AM
Here's the thing, until recently my husband worked for a uk rail copany as a maintenance engineer on their rolling stock (he fixed trains). he has spent the last 9 years in orange high vis overalls, so I thought I'd mark the passing of this time by making a poppet type thing, I don't know what else to call it. he keeps referring to it as an effigy. butthead.

Anyway, it's a modified Jean Greenhowe pattern. I WILL make more. oh yes.



It was modified because 1. the ears looked weird, so I left them off. 2. the hair's not knitted like it says to in her patterns, it's tied in because her knitted hair looks short and curly and Hubster's is long and straight and 3. the lack of nostrils became increasingly more disturbing as the mustache and beard went on.

the hair for the poppet is based on his most recent style; before having it cut again to be presentable. it had got quite long and crazy.

ok, so he comes complete with the essentials of uk rail maintenance:

Claw Hammer for Percussive Adjustment



Flathead screwdriver for leverage and general poking



"T-Key" for opening various hatches to gain access to the workey bits of trains



"MiniJimble" has embroidered lapels and a few pockets, and hidden in the hair is a singular grey strand (my hubby has one persistent grey hair that keeps coming back lol)

oh, and here's The Hubster in uniform. This is the only picture I actually have of him in his orange high vis. it's from when Child was asked at preschool what she wanted to dress as for "Heroes" day. she said Daddy. n'awww. he's wearing a high vis vest over his overalls, but you get the picture.....



so, what do you think?! I am rather taken with him and am considering making him a short, dumpy, hippy female partner with glasses... probably wearing a miniature Kate Davies "Owls" sweater and a natty hat Wink
29  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Pottery, Ceramics, etc: Completed Projects / Re: Yarn Bowls and Mugs and Pots, Oh My! on: August 31, 2013 11:31:52 AM
I love it all, but I clicked for the yarn bowls Wink
30  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Re: Carbon paper transfer method on: August 29, 2013 01:15:45 PM
found that out already when I used it to transfer to a wooden box for fineline drawing Wink

good to know. just needed to know because it decides what stitch I use in an upcoming project lol.
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