On Saturday July 23, 2011, in Sticky, by natalie

Natalie Ford Knits. A lot. Often at night. Maybe I should call this Nocturnal Knits?

 

[Ravelry FO] Harlequin baby blanket

On Wednesday October 1, 2014, in Finished Objects, by natalie

In the photo the shawl/blanket is folded in half.

 

[Ravelry FO] No-Thumb Mittens

On Wednesday October 1, 2014, in Finished Objects, by natalie

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I did not add the i-cord.

 

[Ravelry FO] Reading Rest

On Wednesday October 1, 2014, in Finished Objects, by natalie

 
 

[Ravelry FO] Telemark Pullover

On Tuesday September 30, 2014, in Finished Objects, by natalie

 
 

[Ravelry FO] Fluffy Brioche Baby Blanket

On Tuesday September 30, 2014, in Finished Objects, by natalie

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Second photo shows the back of the blanket.

 

[Ravelry FO] Baby Moccasins

On Tuesday September 30, 2014, in Finished Objects, by natalie

I have finally worked out that “Baby DK” in the UK is “sport” in the US and “DK” in the UK is sometimes “DK” in the US and that I need a W.P.I. tool. In the photo below both gauge/tension squares/swatches are the same number of stitches using the same needles and level with each other on the right edge. The green yarn is sold here as “DK” and the pastel blue yarn is “Baby DK” (or Sport-weight).

Green = DK, blue = "baby DK" (= sport?). UK yarn weight names are misleading.

 

New needles

On Wednesday July 9, 2014, in Tools, by natalie

Further to my earlier post about 2mm circular needles bending, I have spent part of a small, recent inheritance on a set of Dyakcraft 5″ Heavy Metal interchangeable needles (2mm – 3.25mm which are smaller interchangables than I have ever seen before).

They are solid stainless steel (instead of nickel plated tubes which tend to bend, like most other fixed circular needles), interchangeable (worth repeating!), self-repairable if the cables come adrift and they will send out new items if anything breaks!

I only recieved them today (after hubby paid the customs fees and VAT at the sprting office for me which also came out of the inheritance, thank goodness) but I am already using them in one project and I think I am in love with them! These will eventually replace all of the bendy fixed circular needles of various manufacturers that I already own in these sizes.

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[Ravelry FO] String "vest" for my camelbak

On Monday May 26, 2014, in Finished Objects, by natalie

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Crochet loop cast-on.
Flat base as a built in coaster.
Lace body instead of the usual broken rib so as to use less yarn.
Used up every last cm of the yarn I had left!
Shirring elastic through the i-cord bind-off at the top to stop it shrinking back down.
Handle i-cord loop for carrying.

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