Monday, 30 November 2009


Why is it that when you have time on your hands (actually, can't remember when the last time that was!) you don't feel like doing/making anything- but when you have a 5000 word report to write in 4 days, followed by some horrendous Matlab assignment for the following week- your thoughts turn to anything but?

So today I have been daydreaming about Banana loaf (would have been tucking in now, but for lack of orange juice) and ooh! wouldn't it be nice to have some mince pies as its December tomorrow? Then I think- Argh! December tomorrow! I have so much stuff to do!

Then I think - December = Christmas, think of all the lovely woolly fun that can be had! I've got a bag full of aran wool from Oxfam that would make some toasty mittens...(it still smells of Oxfam though...)

But alas, back to psychoacoustics! Which, by the way is ear-based crazyness and I like very much. But do I HAVE to write about it? Its all there in the books!

Perhaps I'll dig out the Christmas tree this evening.... Slap my wrists! my word count is suffering!

Sunday, 15 November 2009

Slip for Lippy Make-up Bag

Ravelers go here for nice shiny PDF:

This will make a great quick-knit gift, uses up less than 50g each of 3 different coloured yarn so great for left-overs!

You will need:
DK weight yarn in 3 colours (less than 50g each)
4mm needles
6" zip
fabric for lining (remnants are great for this)

Slip Stitch Pattern

  1. With A, cast on 46 stitches

  2. With A (wrong side) K all stitches

  3. With B K3 *sl1 wyb, K2, repeat from * to last stitch, K1

  4. With B K3 *sl1 wyf, K2, repeat from * to last stitch, K1

  5. With C *K2, sl1 wyb, repeat from * to last stitch, K1

  6. With C *K1, sl1 wyf, K2, repeat from * to end of row

  7. With A K1,* sl1 wyb, K2, repeat from * to end of row

  8. With A *K2, sl1 wyf, repeat from * to last stitch, K1

Repeat rows 3-8 until work measures about 10 inches

With A, knit two rows

Cast off

To make up:

Fold the bag in half with right sides together and seam using whipstitch (or whatever you fancy, really)

Sew in zip and line- easy peasy lemon squeezy :-)

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