Monday, December 22, 2008

Belladonna Longies!

As promised, the Belladonna longies!

Knit on 4mm Addi's and 5mm Birch circulars. The waistband is adjustable, and has 2 buttons sewn on the inside, and has buttonhole elastic through the waistband. Tricky! The cuff is two stripes of moss stitch. The pants are pretty big, but that was how I planned them. He isn't going to be wearing them until June! I ended up using 2 balls of cream, 2 balls of black and 2 balls of grey Cleckheaton Country 12 ply.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


My friend received her purple baby bootees. She and her hubby loved them. I can't wait for little Scarlett to be born so I can see her wear them.

It seems a lot of my friends are having babies, and asking me to knit something for them. My friend Claire is having a boy in 4 months, and would like something for Junior. My friend Sharon is having a boy in February and has requested a hat for little Eli. So I will be on Ravelry a lot over the next few days so that I can choose patterns. :D

My Belladonna longies are going well. I have done the tricky waistband, all of the body, the gusset and almost the whole left leg. I have 8 rounds of moss stitch to do on the leg, then I can bind it off and do the next leg. It should go even faster than the first leg. :D The pattern is pretty good, I haven't really had any major problems. I've learnt how to do a 3 needle join, how to do a M1L and M1R increase, how a gusset is made and how it works, and how not to do a short row again. For some reason, when I wrap the stitch after doing a short row, one side of the short row ends up closed, and the other doesn't? I wrap the stitch on either end.... so....?? So I have a few little holes to sew shut.... no biggie.

I have used 4.5mm and 5mm needles and Cleckheaton 12 ply yarn in black, grey and cream. Pictures to follow.

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