It’s still Wednesday for a few more minutes!
Thursday, August 19, 2010
When I was growing up, my nana had this big container of buttons that I used to love sorting out into colours and shapes. I’ve always loved pretty buttons (not to mention I’d love to start my own button collection like my nana) so when a friend started selling handmade buttons I was in heaven!
Check out the gorgeous buttons I received in the mail this morning! The orange and pink ladybirds already have something waiting for them and Morgan has claimed the owls and ordered me to knit her something.
For anyone else out there who loves buttons as much as me (or even if you don’t) check out Buttons by Benji for heaps more gorgeous buttons (and she’ll send anywhere in the world), I know I’ll be getting more in the very near future
Nicci is also having a giveaway this month to win $100 worth of buttons, all you have to do is create something, whether it be knitting, sewing or even using them as an embellishment, and
e-mail her photos and you’ll be in to win.
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Friday, July 2, 2010
Pattern : Olearia by Georgie Hallam
Yarn : TWC Utiku, 226gms Cherry
I was lucky enough to be a test knitter for tikki again. This time for her latest pattern Olearia. Olearia is a gorgeous wee pattern that features three different designs – two cardigans and a shrug, all which are knit seamlessly and easy to knit.
I knit the 2nd version of the cardigan which features a gathered bodice with a plain stockinette body and did capped sleeves instead of long sleeves. I really enjoyed knitting this cardigan, as all of tikki’s patterns, it was easy to follow, well set out and simple to knit.
I’m also licensed to sell all versions of this pattern so if you don’t knit and would like one, e-mail me at email@example.com or see http://www.littlemooknits.co.nz/knits/olearia for more information.
Friday, June 11, 2010
As some of you may be aware, I offer custom knits. I’ve been able to offer the Milo Vest since about October but it’s not something I used to advertise a lot. In an effort to get myself better known, I launched Little Moo Knits properly just over a month ago.
I have to thank my lovely partner for doing the website for me, I couldn’t have done it without him (seriously I wouldn’t of known where to start.)
I now offer 7 different custom knits which are
- Longies, which I don’t currently have a photo of, but there’s one coming very shortly
There’ll be a few more coming in the next couple of months as well!!
I promise some more knitting updates next week, I’ve been lucky enough to be a test knitter on a few things recently (including the Olearia and Dolce Beret pictured above) so have a heap of updating to do.
Thursday, April 1, 2010
Last month a friend of mine, Julia released a pattern for some quick and easy (not to mention cute) snakes, “Snakes & Adders”
She then held a competition, which was simply to knit a snake! How easy was that? So that's what I did, then DP saw me knitting one up and decided he’d knit one too. And low and behold he won!
And because I’d made him enter it, he let me choose the gift – we ended up going with a vanilla soaker for Morgan to wear at night time to hopefully stop the leaks we’ve been having. Here’s the lovely package we received in the mail this morning.
Close up of the Stitchmarkers
Morgan was more than happy to try on the soaker for mummy but wouldn’t stay still long enough for me to get decent photos.
Thanks Julia!! They fit perfectly (and I’ve even saved the chocolate for DP) :P
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
I’m such a crappy blogger! I realised today I hadn’t posted since the beginning of March so thought I’d say a quick hello to prove I haven’t gone walkabouts. I’ve spent most of the time that Morgan has been “sleeping” playing around with a new blog header, hope someone likes it as much as I do :)
I’m hoping to get a Wordless Wednesday post up later today if I have enough time otherwise it might have to be a Talkative Thursday instead.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Add one swift (ignore the sticker on the carpet)
What do you get? A new home for my swift which will hopefully keep it from getting broken again!
I won a giveaway in January for a snazzy swift sack made by the lovely Sam. They are the perfect size and very well made. I did have my doubts when I got it as to whether or not my swift would actually fit in it but they have proven to be unfound – there’s plenty of room in there.
So if you have a swift that needs a new home when its not being used – check out Sams here
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Sunday, January 31, 2010
More clothes for Teddy!
Pattern : Kaia Babydoll (Dolly Sized) by Rachel Evans
Yarn : Bodice and Lace – BWM Cotton, Skirt – Patons Smoothie (don’t know yardage)
Another quick test-knit for the lovely Rachel. This time a doll sized Kaia Babydoll. As you can see Teddy is rather pleased with her new outfit (she’s getting quite a collection now)
Not entirely happy with the lace at the bottom nor my cast off, should have done a stretchier cast off instead of being a lazy bum! But I’m sure Teddy won’t complain.
Saturday, January 30, 2010
Two little dickie birds,
Sitting on a wall;
One named Peter,
The other named Paul.
Fly away Peter!
Fly away Paul!
Come Back Peter!
Come Back Paul
Normally I don’t knit toys – the whole sewing up seams and sewing on limbs etc completely puts me off, but when I needed a quick gift for Zoes friend I found this pattern - Sweet Little Bird, I decided to give it a whirl. And “Little Birdie” was born.
When Morgan saw him, she informed me “knit red birdie moo” so he was soon followed by “Big Red” (seen below trying to find worms for his lunch)
They only took a few hours to knit up (even with a very persistent toddler trying to help some of the time) and used of some of my scraps. The purple one weighs 17gms (including stuffing) and the red one (wool held double stranded) uses 41gms wool, although he doesn’t have a tail as I ran out of wool.
I’ll definitely be knitting some more of these in the near future. And at least one more in the very near future, Zoe has put in a request for a nice colourful birdie.
Monday, January 25, 2010
Oops meant to post this a couple of weeks ago
Now that all the crafty goodness I’ve been working on has made it to its new homes I can start showing it off. First up we have some fingerless gloves that I made for mum for Christmas.
I used the Fetching pattern as it was one I’d knit before and I knew it would be a quick knit. I hate doing the thumb bits so I changed them a bit, I don’t think it looks as good but it was easier for me (and I knew once I’d cast off they were finished). Mums now put in a request for a matching hat.
Next we have some thick squishy dishcloths made for a friend for a SS gift (I used the Easy Peasy Dishcloths pattern)
Some little snowmen for a Christmas decoration swap (will link to a pattern shortly)
Not as much crafty stuff as I was planning but I’m hoping to do as many handmade gifts as I can this year. Stay tuned for tomorrows post on what crafty goodness I’ve received lately :)
Monday, January 11, 2010
Pattern : Pinwheel Sun Hat (8ply or DK version) by StitchyMama
Yarn : 70gms Moda Vera Bamboo/Cotton
I was looking through my yarn stash the other day and mentioned that this yarn would make a cute sunhat for Morgan. Well my little madam overheard me, and kept passing me the ball of yarn, pointing to my needles and telling me “Moo hat”. Every time I dared out the needles down for a minute, she’d pick up everything and bring it back to me “Moo hat mum” needless to say we ended up with big tangles a few times *insert rolly eyes emoticon here*
Love this pattern, super easy knit this time, the last time I knit this pattern, thanks to Kelly - I realised I had been doing my YO’s wrong which would explain why a couple of lace type patterns I’d tried to do hadn’t worked out too well. I think it turned out super cute and I love the way the yarn knits up.
As you can see Morgan loves her new hat (shes also quite the little poser) and has worn it a lot, I wasn’t even allowed to sew in the ends or block the edge until she went down for a nap.
Friday, January 8, 2010
Another delayed FO post, was finished in November.
Pattern : Kaia Babydoll by Rachel Evans
Yarn : Bodice and Lace – 62gm BWM Cotton, Skirt – 82gms Patons Smoothie
The size 2 test knit of the revised Kaia Babydoll I was supposed to do, instead of taking a quick detour and doing this one.
Made this one out of cotton and acrylic and even did the lace down the bottom as per pattern. Still love this pattern. very quick and easy knit and the result is a gorgeous little top that can be worn on its own or overtop of something. Looking forward to knitting lots more!