Saturday, July 31, 2010

Jazzy's cap sleeved spring top.

I cast off the Cap Sleeved Spring Top this afternoon. Details here.

It was the first thing I have knitted in the round on circular needles and I loved it. Oh, except for the bit when I spent ages trying to work out how to do stockinette stitch in the round. Finally I asked Mr Google who told me that it means knit on one side, purl on the other. So on circular needles its knit/knit/knit.

It looks great on Pepper too but I can't get it off Jazzy to show you.

Oh and the skipping. It seems that when a girl in our house turns six and a half then she doesn't want to do anything that doesn't involve a rope and some jumping. She's obsessed. So much so that her feet ache but its not stopping her. And she told me today that when she grows up she wants to marry her skipping rope. Go Jazzy go!

And finally for the winner of Cath's Make book.

Drum roll please...........................

The winner is PUFFY INGAL!!
(aka Mel from From Little Things. Yay!)

Thanks for all the brilliant comments. You guys had me laughing so hard that in the end I had to explain to the littles what I kept laughing at. Silly names of course.

Oh and I think Bren's is the best of all.
My husband's silly/porn name is Shlemazel Shakespeare!

And sorry to all those who landed here from some x-rated/adult movie twitter site, I know its not quite what you had hoped for. (Love those google alerts!)

I hope you are having a fabulous weekend. XX


  1. Very pretty coloured yarn Kate I can understand why Jazzy loves it so much, just beautiful. It so cute to see a little one conquer something and then enjoy the experience over and over, well done Jazzy. Have a great weekend Kate. xo

  2. Lady, those sticks are a'smokin!

  3. you make me ashamed of my slow knitting... LOL!!!! Good job with all these projects you have finished :)

    - Amy

  4. So pretty! Kate, you're prolific with your knitting - you're tempting me to take up the needles (but the hooks might get jealous).

  5. So cute and the colour is perfect. I too laughed out loud at the porn names, a great idea. Have a great weekend.

    Jak (aka Trixie Park)

  6. yay! looks great on Jazzy! You are one quick knitter Miss Kate :)

  7. great knitting and AWESOME porn name Bren- love it!

  8. What is it with 6 1/2 year olds and obsessions? Maddy has callouses on her hands from doing the monkey bars at school. Hilarious.
    Love the spring vest. It looks so comfy and gorgeous colours too.

  9. Hey Kate! What a star you are! Might have to give me some lessons ;) And I missed the giveaway (and some X-rated post) bummer, too busy here atm xox

  10. Gorgeous top kate.
    I love Bren's name and I think Jazzy has the right idea, because the current single offerings out there are no where near as good fun and interesting as a skippy rope.

  11. i had to go back and read about what your were talking about. to funny.

  12. I love this top - just gorgeous Kate. Still laughing at those names... had the same experience here explaining to children why I was rolling on the floor laughing! ;) Great comp and big congrats to Puffy Ingal :) Kx

  13. Wow, that looks great. Oh to be six again and loving skipping. I'm so pleased that some things never change.
    Congratulations to Puffy Ingal. I had the best time reading through all the porn star names. Great fun.

  14. Wow, you are on fire! I am having the hardest time working with my crochet hook, must be the very warm weather we're having.

    You just keep turning out such lovely creations! I love the colors you have been using.

    Oh, I missed last post, my porn name is Pansy Del Rey! He he!
    Have a fabulous day!

  15. I love everything you knit Kate! and LOL at all the porn hits , too funny!

  16. hey i love that neckband!!!!
    i had to follow youfrom jo's blog re your comment about the 'nice' smells that come from felting, it made me giggle. the last time i dyed wool rovings i told john the house smelled just like a wet sheep who had eaten boiled cabbage(which is worse..) and then to top it all off he comes in and cooks MUTTON BIRDS FOR tea!

  17. A gorgeous little top!
    And a very amusing giveaway.
    Funny that you got lots of porn seekers to your sight.
    Maybe they'll convert to knitting instead of ....
    Maybe not!

  18. Kate, you're on it. The tops gorgeous!!

    Congrats to the giveaway winner!


  19. Amazing! You are knitting up a storm!!! Where do you find the time? I stand back in awe of your greatness. Fantastic :)

  20. Please tell me that you no longer call yourself a beginner? You are punching out more projects then I am at the moment. My sewig machine s clling me at the moment - it is humming and purring and wanting some love of its own and we have just had a weather change here and iter is OVER.

    Love the top - it looks great - did you have a copy of the pattern pre-paid version or did you buy a copy??? Kcking myself that I never downloadd it when it was free.

  21. Go Jazzy! Can't wait to have a turn with Jazzy Jump Rope.
    Top looks lovely - you're gettin darn (get it?) good.
    Sacha aka Ab xx

  22. Will you ever buy a jumper again....I think not!!!! I have this pattern printed off and ready to have a go, just need to get my bum into gear!!!

  23. I have had this pattern, and the yarn for ages but am yet to start it. I really should as it looks great!

  24. Love the look of the latest top fresh of the are an inspiration!. Now is it really a beginners pattern that I could attempt?

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