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My makes 2014

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shinycat
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My makes 2014

Postby shinycat » Wed Jul 23, 2014 4:03 pm

Hello :wave: Thought maybe keeping a list will inspire me to get cracking on some more projects! Only started knitting/sewing very recently so this is what I have done so far this year, minus a few bits for friends that I forgot to photograph.

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Hat and bootees for friends new baby (will hopefully be the right size by the time winter comes...)

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Double-breasted jacket for DS. Took me A-G-E-S but I'm really pleased with it.

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Curtains made out of a duvet cover. My first ever sewing project.

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Headbands for DD made out of an old dress and pillow case!

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Cardigan for DD, my first attempt at a lacy border.

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Hat for DD...
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...and one for DS

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Fitted tablecloth - super pleased with this one!

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Angelina Ballerina!

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My first ever novelty birthday cake (I like it because it looks a lot harder than it was!)

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Cake for DD's birthday, turned out a lot better than I expected in the end.

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Was supposed to be a cardi for my 4-y-o but I had to alter the pattern as I couldn't do the K1B stitch, and although I did a tension square and altered needles etc it still ended up way too small for her. I'm just glad it was a unisex pattern and fits DS instead!

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I can make bobbles! I want to put bobbles on everything now!

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More hats. All my friends kids are going to be wearing these this winter I think!

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Love this, but I got the measurements all wrong and it's not going to fit for long :(

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Pressie for new baby due next month (and yet another of those hats!). Not 100% happy with how the cardi turned out, I don't like button bands you have to sew on, it has made the neckline all ridgid.

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I am turning into my mother, who mostly knits things in stripes so she can use up leftover bits of yarn!
Last edited by shinycat on Mon Nov 17, 2014 1:10 pm, edited 3 times in total.

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Re: My (rather amateur) makes 2014

Postby ems101 » Wed Jul 23, 2014 5:44 pm

They are fab! Not amateur at all! How did you do the tablecloth?

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Re: My (rather amateur) makes 2014

Postby Sophiebeth23 » Wed Jul 23, 2014 5:49 pm

They are impressive.

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Re: My (rather amateur) makes 2014

Postby shinycat » Wed Jul 23, 2014 6:57 pm

Thank you :D
The tablecloth was incredibly easy, literally about 20 mins. Just cut vinyl to size (easy to do with checked pattern), turn upside down on the table and pinch the corners and pin in place, with a little bit of wriggle room. Cut off the triangles to leave about 0.5in seam allowance and sew, then turn right side round and it's done. I'd wanted to do something like that for ages as DS would always pull tablecloths off so we just had bare wood for ages and it looked really scruffy. Like everything, I wish I'd done it sooner.

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Re: My (rather amateur) makes 2014

Postby confusinglady » Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:33 pm

Fantastic. I need to do that to my tablecloth!

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Re: My (rather amateur) makes 2014

Postby Bernadette » Thu Jul 24, 2014 12:38 am

They are gorgeous. Love the hats :love:

I need to make a tablecloth or two like that for us!

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Re: My (rather amateur) makes 2014

Postby shinycat » Thu Jul 24, 2014 6:43 am

Thank you, I love those hats too. I am a very slow knitter but I can do one in a couple of evenings, and also it is a great way of using up odd bits of yarn. The pattern was for chunky but I have been doing them with 2 or 3 strands of different coloured DK.

Def do yourself a tablecloth, it was so easy and I think looks really good. It would be even better with bias binding but I have never done that before so decided not to risk ruining the tablecloth!!

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Re: My (rather amateur) makes 2014

Postby shinycat » Thu Aug 28, 2014 3:12 pm

Couple more bits added today.

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Re: My (rather amateur) makes 2014

Postby Dora » Thu Aug 28, 2014 4:34 pm

I love the double breasted jacket! Gorgeous :) x

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