18 Apr 2018

Ella Sweater WIP

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I have started with my customised Sirdar Ella sweater. I have decided to use the pattern back, front and sleeves.
I changed the border to a 2x2 rib and made it longer.
Depending on how much I have left I will decide between long or 3/4 sleeves. So far I love it.

The lace pattern is from the Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible.


On Your Toes

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And another pair finished.
Now I have to throw a sweater in between.
The pattern is On Your Toes by Drops and the yarn is Fabel by Drops. I only change the heel pattern. I got tired of stripes. 😂


5 Apr 2018

Flower Music Socks

Posted by Annie Altherr at 2:26 pm 0 comments
I was really itching to knit sock again.

So here is the first pair.

Flower Music by Drops Design


 Made from:

DROPS FABEL

911, picnic
100, off white





Cover Moorland

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I made a cover for the plastic beaker I store some of my tools.

No pattern, just made it to fit the beaker.
 

 

Moorland CAL

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I finally made the Moorland CAL which I had the yarnpacklying around for ages.

Here's the link to the pattern:

You can get the yarn pack here:






19 Feb 2018

RANT!!

Posted by Annie Altherr at 5:10 pm 0 comments
This is a rant about people undercutting the prices of hand knitted items.
I've been snooping around a bit and stumbled over someone selling hand knitted figures/animals 2 for £8.00 (the ones in the photo), £8.50 and even 4 for £11.20. This just doesn't cut it with me. Even if she buys the cheapest yarn available plus cheap stuffing the material costs per item will range from £1.50 to £2.50. That'll leave at best £5.50 for the time making it. The minimum wage for age 25 and over is currently £7.50.
Nobody not even the fastest knitter on earth will knit 2 bunnies with jumpers, sew them up and stuff them in less than 1 hour.

I usually charge 3 times what the yarn cost me plus buttons or whatever else I used. It makes it more transparent.
I always state exactly what yarn I have used so people can look it up and see that I don't make up a price for fun.
If I would charge yarn + hours that would make some pieces more expensive than others even so I used the same yarn but the pattern was maybe a little more complicated and it took me longer to make.
As I like other knitters usually knit in front of the TV it is very difficult to judge how much time I have actually spent making things. It would mean I would have to time myself, write down every minute I have actually knitted would be just ridiculous and waste my time.
 
 

4 Feb 2018

Green Aran Hoodie

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Green Aran Hooded Coat

Made from Patons Merino Extrafine Aran








West Caps

Posted by Annie Altherr at 5:55 pm 0 comments
I used the left over yarn to make to hats.

Both are made from Lang Yarns West

Both are available on Etsy.








 

West Hooded Jacket

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Hooded Jacket

Made from Lang Yarns West

A lovely super chunky yarn






30 Jan 2018

Petite Heidi - 12-18 Months

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Petit Heidi by Drops Design

Drops Fabel and Drops Alpaca



Please do not ask for commissions. I really don't have time atm to squeeze anyone in.
I have to reduce my yarn stash so I can buy new yarn.



Micah Sweater - 2 Years

Posted by Annie Altherr at 1:23 pm 0 comments
Micah by Drops Design

Drops Alpaca Mix 2 strands Burgundy



Please do not ask for commissions. I really don't have time atm to squeeze anyone in.
I have to reduce my yarn stash so I can buy new yarn.



Nova Cardigan - 24 Months

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Nova by Drops Design

Drops Baby Merino Yellow



Please do not ask for commissions. I really don't have time atm to squeeze anyone in.
I have to reduce my yarn stash so I can buy new yarn.




Simply Sweet - 12-18 Months

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Simply Sweet by Drops Design

Drops Baby Merino Blue



Please do not ask for commissions. I really don't have time atm to squeeze anyone in.
I have to reduce my yarn stash so I can buy new yarn.



Sweet Sorbet - 12-18 Months

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Sweet Sorbet by Drops design

Drops baby Merino Old Rose Pink


Please do not ask for commissions. I really don't have time atm to squeeze anyone in.
I have to reduce my yarn stash so I can buy new yarn.



Petit Lord - 3-4 Years

Posted by Annie Altherr at 12:50 pm 0 comments

First one:
Petit Lord by Drops Design

Drops Baby Merino in Lime



Please do not ask for commissions. I really don't have time atm to squeeze anyone in.
I have to reduce my yarn stash so I can buy new yarn.





Late January News

Posted by Annie Altherr at 12:38 pm 0 comments
Just in case you're wondering why it was so quiet all January.
Well, I was actually very busy knitting baby and toddler stuff.

I bought some yarn years ago not really knowing what to do with it.
Until I finally decided what to use it for. 
That were four baby garments. And then I got hooked.
I have knitted 4 more. Two are finished, one needs the sleeves set in and another the buttons sewed on. And I already started and almost finished a fifth.
The reason why I have just knitted baby and toddler items is I want to lose weight and it is always frustrating if I have knitted something for myself and then 6 months down the line it's too big.
So, for now, I will just knit baby, toddler, and children's clothing for sale.

Until I have lost at least 2 sizes of weight then I will knit for myself again.
Mind you there is one project for myself for this spring I have to knit.
My niece is getting married and I just couldn't find anything in the shop this tomboy I am was comfortable with. I don't like frilly girly things. I like jeans and t-shirt or jeans and cool knitwear.
And I like being unique.

Then the new Rowan Knitting and Crochet Magazine Number 63 arrived on Saturday and I knew what I wanted.

The Model "Spode" by Martin Storey just hit all the right buttons.
It's a CAT motif and it just looks divine! 
Mine will be in plum and beige. And I have a lace shawl I could wear with it.


 

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