Saturday, January 22, 2005

The last knitters

I just wanted to say welcome to the new knitalongers that I've added to the list. I'm extremely stressed out at the moment since I'm moving next weekend, so please e-mail me if I haven't e-mailed you the patterns. Also include your 'list' name in the mail...because it is kinda hard for me to know who %¤&¤ is =)
We're 55 knitter...that is more than I ever expected when I put this thing together. Good luck with your projects...I really look forward to see your Hello Kitty stuff =)


Hello everyone, I can't wait to get started on this outfit. The parts that everyone's created so far look fantastic!

I'm such a Hello Kitty fan and just squealed when I saw this pattern. I know a newborn who doesn't really have any pink who'd look adorable in this outfit next year and I'd love to make some for myself as well.

A bit of an introduction.. I'm Saff, I'm 22, I come from Southern Ontario Canada and I've been knitting sparodically since I was 4... it really started becoming an obsession this summer and now I can't stop making things!

Thanks so much Oslofia for putting this together! Your 'baby' looks adorable!


Monday, January 17, 2005

The Hello Kitty Outfit

I'm finally done knitting the outfit...and I'm so happy that my extremely tired 'baby' allowed me to take LOTS of pictures of her tonight before she went to bed =)

Designing the Hello Kitty patterns for this knitalong has been so much fun...and it really amazes me that so many of you decided to join the knitalong before even seeing the finished design. I can't wait to see the stuff you're about to please post pictures on the HK blog, or a link to where you've plublished it =)

My last task tonight will be to do the last adjustments on the patterns...and e-mail it to you guys. Good luck & Happy knitting =)

Sunday, January 16, 2005

The last patterns...

I've finished the last patterns tonight. However, I need to read trough them again tomorrow to be sure that I got everything covered. I'll e-mail them to you tomorrow night, I'm sorry about the delay.

Saturday, January 15, 2005


I finished my crocheted handbag! (*^^*)

Made by Chie

Yarn : Red Heart Super Saver (Country Rose, Claret, Aran, black, yellow).
Hook : US G7 (4.50mm).

I made a little change on the handle, plus I added reverse single crochet stitch edgings. (^^)

Thank you oslofia! I love the bag, and I enjoyed making this bag so much!

Mitten and legwarmer

Here's a mitten and a legwarmer. I will try them on my 'baby' tomorrow, and do the necessary adjustments. I actually had to measure her leg while she was asleep since I forgot to do it before she went to bed =)

Oh well...I'll do the final finish on the last patterns tomorrow night....and e-mail it to you guys =)

Sweater and hat

I finally managed to finish the sweater and hat (I just need to add a ribbon to the hat). My daughter really loves the kitty hat =)
I'll start on the mittens tonight, and I thought that I would just make 1 mitten and 1 legwarmer to start with. So hopefully I will have something to show you Sunday evening. The rest of the patterns are almost done now...and I will finish them off after I've made the mitten and legwarmer to see that the patterns are okay (hopefully by monday night).
Has anyone of you guys started anything yet?

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Handbag patterns

I've sent out the handbag patterns. I haven't tried out this pattern yet, but give it a go and please show the rest of us how they turn out =)

Sweater Patterns

black olive, britta, daniella, debbie, debbie n, ev, mary, nicole, sunny, tiffany, ulla,'ve got mail. good luck =)

I'll e-mail out the patterns for the handbags tonight!

Sunday, January 09, 2005

Take a look at this link =)

I got an e-mail from Hello Knitty. She wrote: Thank you for sending your blog buttons! There up on the site now. I love the HK knit-a-long!! I love HK!! And thank you for your support !! Happy New Years! Check out the link. Is that cool or what?

Sweater - 1 sleeve

This is the sweater with 1 size 3 years. I thought that I would be done with the sweater this weekend...but no. To much going on =(
Anyways...I've gotten the sweater pattern edited back from Purlgurl. I'll try to send it to you earlt this be prepared to do some serious yarn shopping =)
PS! The blogs member list is a kaos...since not all of you registered with your webnick or name. I'll try to sort it out to morrow. However, it would be helpful if you would e-mail me with the name you have on the knitalong list, so that I can see what e-mail you're using. Also, I need to know what of the items you're making (if it's not listed).

Saturday, January 08, 2005

The Patterns

The sweater and handbag patterns are finished, and will be sent to the knitters by e-mail after they have accepted the invitation to join the Hello Kitty blog. The rest of the patterns will be sent out at the 16'th of January at the latest. Please e-mail Oslofia if you have problems recieving the patterns.

Friday, January 07, 2005

In case you havent seen this before

A hello kitty "like" pattern. I know Im making one to go with the set :-)


Hi all who are involved with the Knitathon.

I just joined and I just wanted to say hi!

The Sketch

This was my initial idea for the Hello Kitty outfit that I made in December. I'm happy to see that the sweater is coming out hopefully the rest will too. Since I suspect that some of you just want to make the handbag for yourself (am I right or what?)...I made an additional pattern for a larger one that will suit an 'adult', of course with a HUGE Hello Kitty on it =)

I've been visiting some friends tonight, that has a 4 months old baby girl. I did some measuring on her...that cuuuute little thing. I will knit her the sweater and a hat along with you guys when we start up. I just thought that it would be sad to not participate in the knitalong myself after I finish up my daughters set!!! Have a nice weekend =)

Thursday, January 06, 2005

Things are cooking =)

I've started my first sleeve, and I've written down the knitted handbag pattern. I've also made a crochet version of the handbag, so hopefully Chie will make that version of the handbag so that the rest of us can have a look on how it turns out =)

I've also posted some rules and guidelines. Please read trough...and get back to me if you don't want to participate in the knitalong. Could you also please e-mail me, or leave a comment here on what item/s you want to make? Thanks!!!!

Check this out...Hello Kitty Checks now Avail!!!

Checks in the Mail is producing Hello Kitty checks!!! I don't think they're availble outside the USA, but who knows?



Info and Rules for the Hello Kitty Knitalong:

This is a knitalong for people that Y Hello Kitty. The Hello Kitty Outfit designed by Oslofia includes: sweater, hat, mittens, legwarmers and a handbag. The set is designed in the sizes: 3, 6/9 and 12/18 months, 2 and 3 years. The sweater pattern will also have a description for a “super easy” version for those that doesn’t want to knit Intarsia. You may even add the Hello Kitty ‘theme’ to other sweater patterns than the one designed by me. This will enable you to knit the set in other sizes that’s not provided for in this knitalong. All the 3 different descriptions are included in the pattern. I, Oslofia will be the host of this knitalong, and I will distribute the patterns (for free) to the participating knitters by e-mail.

You may knit as much or as little of the items that you want. However, the ones that knit all the items will receive a ’secret’ Hello Kitty bonuspattern that will fit an adult. PS! I’m thinking big’n warm…stylish in the Oslofia way =)

The set has only (yet) been knitted in size 3 years, so I can’t guarantee that the set is a 100% accurate in the other sizes. Please report back to me on how the other sizes ‘went’, what type of yarn you used, and how much yarn you used. I will also appreciate it if you e-mail me suggestions on improvements, or any faults you may discover so that I can update the pattern.

You don’t have to have your own blog to join this knitalong, as you will get invited to become a member to the Hello Kitty blog. This will allow you to post pictures and postings on the HK blog your self.

If you’re still interested in joining the Hello Kitty knitalong, please join with the understanding that the following blog rules must be followed:

1) Please use the forum actively, as we would love to see your HK stuff =) Knitalongers can post 'progress' pictures as they go. Photos of finished items should be posted on the Hello Kitty Blog. E-mailing Oslofia with a photo, or a link to a photo of your finished Hello Kitty Set = Secret bonuspattern. The bonuspattern will be completed in the beginning of February.

2) Pictures posted on the Hello Kitty blog must not be bigger than 25kb. E-mail Oslofia if you have any problems with this. Feel free to link as many pictures as you want from your own blog or webspace in your postings on the Hello Kitty blog.

3) Picturepostings on the Hello Kitty blog is limited to Hello Kitty ’items’.

4) Lets be nice and friendly to each other!! Lets keep in mind what Hello Kitty always says: You can never have too many friends. I’m not kidding…this is her motto =)

5) All posts and comments are subject to deletion by the knitalong host. Rude, harsh, condescending or otherwise disparaging comments will be not be tolerated or permitted. The editorial decisions of the knitalong host are final!

6) Join the knitalong by e-mailing Oslofia your Name, Blogsite, and what items you want to knit. You will receive an invitation to join the blog after you’ve been signed up, which will allow you to post pictures and postings on the HK blog. Declining this invitation will in be interpreted in the way that you don’t want to join = deletion from the knitalong.

7) You will receive the pattern/s after you’ve accepted the invitation to join the blog.

8) Please note: these patterns are for your personal use only. It may not be copied or posted on other websites, or used for any for-profit use. For other uses, please contact Oslofia.

Good Luck…let the knitting begin =)

Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Front and back pieces

I managed to finish the backpiece tonight...yippi!!! I don't recomend to knit when you're tired...I had to re-do the shoulders like 2 times...grrrrr =(
Tomorrow is a public holliday in plan is of course to KNIT as much as a can =)

Monday, January 03, 2005

Hi All!

Oslofia - the sweater is coming along beautifully.
Thank you for your comment at my blog. I don't think I'm a good enough knitter to proofread a pattern, but thanks for asking.

Ullas Fiber Blog

Ullas Fiber Blog

Sunday, January 02, 2005

Hello Kitty's face

Hello Kitty just got her face features. I also got started on the backpiece tonight. My plan is to knit like a maniac this week so that I can post the completed sweater next weekend =)

Saturday, January 01, 2005

Hello Kitty

This is (almost) the Hello Kitty motif that will be the knitalong's 'theme'. She will get cleaned up tomorrow...and she might even end up with eyes and a nose. Are you surprised that I'm making a pink sweater...I guess not =)


I've sent out invitations to the ones that has joined the knitalong to become members of the blog. That way you can add posts and photos on the blog yourself =)

Please e-mail Oslofia if you didn't receive an invitation.

The progress...

Hi everybody,

The pattern for the sweater is done...and Purlgurl is editing it so that my bad English gets corrected =) Thaaaanks Purlgurl!!!!

I'm working on the sweater and I'm hoping on having at least the front piece done by tomorrow night so that you gal's can see what this knitalong is really all about.

The rest of the patterns will be done by the 16'th of that will be the official start of the Hello Kitty Knitalong. The eager ones of you may, however, have the sweater pattern as soon as Purlgurl is done with the editing, that way you will get a head start =)

Happy new year!!!!!!