Knitted animals

Here’s two projects for knitted animals. I love making toys and the knitted wild animals book by Sarah Keen is my favourite so far. The patterns are easy and the end result is lovely. The first project is an Elephant for my friend Beatrice’s first baby. The elephant pattern is from this book. I started…

Knitted Monkey

I love knitting toys. The patterns tend to be a bit more exciting than clothes with varied stitches, no long periods of st stitch and a quicker sense of achievement. Using the monkey pattern from ‘knitting wild animals’ by Sarah Keen I quickly knit up a monkey for my friend Jemma’s baby to be (at…

Baby blanket

Today I went to my first baby shower. I was invited by a lovely lady from my team who’s due date is in December but we’re pretty sure she’s going to pop anytime! For her gift I wanted to make a baby blanket. I struggled at first finding a quick pattern to make, but found…

Phone/kindle cases

Over the last few years I have made quite a few phone cases. The first was for my HTC legend – 3 and a half years ago. I knitted this up quickly using rainbow yarn and then lined with felt. Since then I’ve changed to an iphone, yet the very same case has carried on….

Mother’s Day

For Mother’s Day a few years ago I became adventurous and embraced lace knitting! I made a toiletries / make up bag using a king cole sequin yarn. Pattern was from Elizabeth Jarvis and there are a few other items in the collection including an iPad case. Pattern available here First tip: lace and sequins…

Mabel’s jumper

When my friend Caroline got a new little dog, one of the first things she asked me was for a jumper for the winter. I can’t remember which pattern I used, but it involved a lot if Internet searching to find it. Essentially this is knitted flat, the width is the dog’s waist measurement. The…

Knitivity

Another Jean Greenhowe pattern. I started this in Jan 2011 after receiving the pattern book and some toy wool as a present. It took about 9months but now comes out every christmas.

Knitted Santa

Here are photos of the Santa Claus I made for my brother Scott and his girlfriend Olivia for Christmas 2012. I used a Jean Greenhowe pattern and actually knitted most of this whilst on holiday in Spain. We went away whilst Euro 2012 was on, so this is how I spent my evenings!