Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Watoto Jumper

Here is a jumper I have knitted for children in Uganda. My parents are going over there in September to do some house building and general do gooding. They are also taking over these donated knitted jumpers, beanies and blankets. So I hope to make a couple of these if I have time.

It is made with Patons Jet (wool/Alpaca) some that I just had stashed away, and I am happy to have a use for it!

All the rib was a bit Urgh but I survived! It was actually the fastest knit - I did it in about 5 hours all up. That's like watching Lord of the Rings (extended version hehe).

I hope the little one in Uganda enjoys it :-)

Monday, 11 May 2009

Dharma Dish Cloth and Hanging Tea Towel

This is a dish cloth that I made for my sister in law for her birthday. The dish cloth pattern is the Dharma Initiative logo from the show Lost. Yes we are obsessed fans... oh well!

I also had a go at making a hanging tea towel to go along with it. It turned out ok, but I think I will do better next time. It is knit in stocking stitch and i did 2 rows of DC (crochet) at the bottom.

Both are made with Vickie Howell "Craft" by South West Trading Company. It is 35% Milk fiber and 65% organic cotton. It is lovely and soft to touch.

The chart for the Dharma logo I got from Raverly here and the tea towel topper pattern is here.