As I mentioned yesterday, Liv had me all inspired to get my felt on.
So I picked up some Sean Sheep 'armytage' (from Big W) in the bluey greeny colour and got to it.
I figured I'd start with something super basic - like a little pursey type of thing to keep my knitting findings in for my 'on the bus project.' =)
This meant I didn't need to worry too much about exactly how big it was going to be.
So, I cast on 35 and knit garter stitch til the end of the ball:
Then sewed up the sides so it looked like it was pretty much in proportion:
(sorry, no pic yet - it kinda just looks the same as before - I'll take one in natural light tomorrow hopefully to show)
It worked out, but didn't really shrink as much as I expected.
I think its cute though, and will definately get a lot of use =)
This afternoon I just couldn't resist making some 'Hurrah! It's a girl!' pink cupcakes.
They're cookies'n'cream, from the 500 cupcakes book that Betty gave me for my birthday =)
Ooh, and, speaking of being born, HAPPY BIRTHDAY STEPH =)
And if you don't want to wear the mittens, I think they'd make good stubby holders if you just turned them upside-down ;)