Monday, August 10, 2009

Doors - we have them!

The doors got put in yesterday and they look fabulous!





YAY!

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Cat Mittens by Jorid Linvik







These mittens were a drama for me - I had to frog and re-knit one of them due to gauge issues, and also snapped 3 of the DPNs, so in total took me about 3 months to finish.

Details:
Yarn - I used black Patonyle and over-dyed Merino Bambino (blue/yellow food colour).
Needles - 3mm DPNs

The Pattern:

No gauge is listed and that makes it a big PITA - took me three tries to get a nice fit, and even then they are a bit small (thank god Tania has small hands). If I was going to make again I would probably use 5ply and 3.5mm needles.

The instructions are a little vague, but I think thats because the english is a second language for the author.

The fairisle is really clever, and a lot of people have commented on the mittens as i've been knitting them (and already I have requests for more - will have to think about that).

I'm really happy now they are done and dusted, and glad the recipient likes them!

Gratuitous kitty photo!


House Renovations!!! Eep!

The Boi thought french doors in the kitchen, to open up onto a deck would be the way to go - and that we should do all the buildery type stuff ourselves. I had real reservations about doing this but it all came good in the end. It wasnt that hard either - I love that Fin is so capable (capable butches = yum!) and i'm feeling really confident about gyprocking the kitchen later on.

Onto the before and after pics! (big thanks to Kylie for the help on Saturday :D)


BEFORE
























DURING and AFTER







(this is what I came home to on Thurs)



















Next - the French Doors are being put in today, pictures to come soon! The full Flickr Set is here too BTW