Baby Uggs type Boots…crochet

I crocheted these Baby Ugg type boots.

 Lette Lopi. 25 gm of the beige yarn for the upper part of the boots. 4mm crochet hook.

The bottom/sole length measures 5 inches.

 Quite pleased over all. The Free instructions on the home page was not quite the same as the video. I found that I need to use both. 


A Knitters’ Fair….sharing my day.

The KW Knitters Guild hosted a Knitters Fair. Complete with speakers and Yarn vendors. 118 vendors as mentioned in the handout.

Yarn everywhere…….for me, it was a visual overload. The yarns were of every fibre, every colour and every price. Many hand dyed, variagated, ombre colouring, fancies, hand spun with beads in the strand. I wish that I had taken more and better pictures.

I purchased a couple of kits, one for a scarf and another for a loose cape like coverup. The best was that my daughter bought me a wonderful knitting bag. It sits up nicely……I love the design. It is made by a Toronto area artisan, who can make custom ones on request.

The event was held in Kitchener, ON. Canada in a Sports Arena (think hockey). This was only one section and the promenade hallways were also filled with vendors.

I met a fun couple of Artisans, she a spinner, he a potter and their baby in the baby carriage. They appeared to thoroughly enjoy presenting their wares. The buttons are of a very thin clay that happens to co-ordinate with my other yarn purchase. The handspun, just because. đŸ™‚

Shawl in a ball……..rectangular shawl

Most items that I have seen using this yarn, seemed too heavy to my eye. I experimented by using a Chunky knitting machine, its patterning capability and a very loose stitch gauge. This stich can be duplicated on a manual machine.

As seen, it doesn’t look at all like the one in a brochure. Gauge matters. The yarn itself is a cotton/mohair mix with a strand of lurex glitter. The mohair keeps the space open between the stitches.

For those knitters who wish to duplicate, it was 30-0-30 needles, Tension dial 7, 330 rows. I knit until I ran out of yarn.

Finished size: 18″ x 80″  

A goldy oldie…….machine knit baby sweater

While purusing my machine knitting books, I came across this one. SINGER knitting machines, Jumpers and Cardigans: Baby Book.

This one may already be in many Machine knitters’ collection of “might knit up someday”.

My someday arrived.

Hindsight, always a good thing. I used a 2 stitch decrease, a 3 stitch one would have been better. Or even still better, would have been a decorative cable type decrease. The hem was a mock rib, used by many who don’t have a “ribber” accessory.

I changed the neckband to a rolled one, considering that it might be easier for dressing the youngster.

Queen Victoria and her knitting

An interesting article about her knitting/crocheting gifting. 

For those who are not familiar, Queen Victoria was a British Queen, who ruled the British Empire for almost a century. Here is a photo of her spinning.