August 31, 2008


Posted in August, Other craftiness tagged at 2:13 am by myknittedempire

I found these neat instructions for turning regular jeans into maternity jeans. I don’t know about the 30 minutes of sewing it as more like 2 hours for me! The finished result is very good, although i have a bit of a problems with the jeans riding down a bit, but i can put up with this for what is essentially a pair of maternity jeans for free!

this is not her current blog but she links to the new blog from this one.


August 25, 2008

UFOlympics DNF

Posted in August, Knitting tagged at 6:49 am by myknittedempire

So I was a DNF in my own personal UFOlympics.

As I said before I knitted a pair of baby socks and a scarf for my mum, had i not done that i might have been more successful.

I finished the Zodiac grow bag, by putting on the press studs along the bottom (instead of a zip) and sewing buttons on at the top. I did a pretty bad job of knitting this item as the cotton shows the few places i had a brain fart and twisted a stitch or did a bad decrease, but I suspect the baby wont notice! I love the yellow buttons they are so cheerful and came from my grandma’s button collection. I did dint the floor with my hammering on of the press studs (it might be best not to mention that to DH…)


I sewed the handles on to my everlasting bag stopper. I used it on the weekend and I am super pleased with the bag, I should have finished it sooner!


I finished the knitting and sewed up the all in one baby jacket from my LYS’s pattern. I used another of my Grandma’s Buttons to finish it and I am very happy with the result, it is a shame my baby will probably be too big to wear this jacket next winter.


My DNF item was the socks for my mum. I did however, find the pattern I was using and had separated from the item, and I managed to do about 2 inches on the foot, so that is better than nothing. I am going to try and have these done before mum gets back from overseas in 7 weeks.

August 21, 2008

time is short

Posted in Knitting at 11:40 pm by myknittedempire

oh dear, why did i not realise the Olympics were so short…..

don’t like my chances on the UFO’s i have finished the knitting on one item, but i have to do the finishing on three…

August 11, 2008

attack of the USO’s

Posted in August, Knitting tagged at 5:08 am by myknittedempire

my Darling Husband put it nicely: “you seem to have been doing USO’s not UFO’s” A USO is apparently an un-started object, something I have the yarn for but have not yet started.

I thought that it was aptly put.

I have a small plan to finish 4 UFO’s for the UFO Olympics and what do I do?? I start a scarf for my mum and a pair of baby socks for my impending baby…..

oh dear.

August 9, 2008

Stashalong 2008

Posted in Knitting at 3:39 am by myknittedempire

Too funny, I have lost my mind, i forgot it was even still 2008!!!

I have been very diligent at knitting from the stash, and have only bought yarn for particular gift projects. But considering my commitment at the moment i think it would be wise to bid this group adieu…

August 8, 2008

Mystery Stole 4

Posted in Knitting at 1:34 pm by myknittedempire

I am so excited, have signed up for MS4! yay.

i have done my gauge swatch and now have to pick some beads. I am super excited as Georgina Bow patterns are always such beautiful designs.

I had a moment of madness where i thought i could knit this for myself to wear to a friends wedding, but then i realised that with the speed of my knitting at the moment then it would be best not to put any unrealistic expectations on myself and just enjoy the process.

August 7, 2008

UFO Olympics 2008

Posted in Knitting at 2:47 am by myknittedempire


I was going through my knitting box in the lounge room this morning and realised I have quite a few UFO’s.

I then added my name to the UFO olympics ravelry page, I know I have missed the sign up date, but I can pretend I am a part of it…

I am planning to finish 4 UFO’s

I need to wash block and put buttons and snaps on my baby grow bag

Zodiac Grow Bag

Zodiac Grow Bag

 I need to sew handles onto my everlasting bag stopper.
everlasting bag stopper

everlasting bag stopper


I need to finish knitting and sew up the all in one baby jacket

all in one jacket

all in one jacket

And the big challenge of me is to finish the pair of socks I started for Mum.

Sock for mum

Sock for mum

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