Sunday, 6 December 2009

Farmyard set - finished

This set was offered during WAHM collaboration month. The gorgeous hoodie jumper is handmade by Nicola at Nitnac and the wool was dyed to match by Emma at Bobby Dazzlers.

I offered to knit the longies to custom measurements which have just been completed.

I love this set!

Sunday, 15 November 2009

Pumpkin pie longies

These are my next offering for WAHM collaboration month.

The wool has been dyed by Emma at Bobby Dazzlers

or on my website

Friday, 6 November 2009

Red sky at night longies

This is my next offering for WAHM collaboration month.

Gorgeous pinks, blues and purples all dyed by the super lovely and talented Emma at Bobby Dazzlers and knitted by myself.

Monday, 2 November 2009

sneaky peak

A little peak at what im currently working on for WAHM collaboration month :-)

Sunday, 1 November 2009

The next few weeks/months at LanaVida

As you may have noticed I closed my custom list a while ago for new orders. I have just completed the final order from my custom list. There is a reason for this, in early December I will be having fairly major surgery so I am taking some time away from knitting/working to recover and spend time with my two gorgeous little boys, especially over christmas and New Year.

Over the next few weeks I will be doing a few special items for WAHM collaboration month so please keep a look out for those, I will post sneak previews and completed items here on my blog. All being well I am planning to re-open my store and custom list around mid-January.

WAHM collaboration month

All the gossip and chat can be found here

Listings and specials from our super talented and lovely WAHM's can be found here,category,2078,parent_id,categories

Purple, green and cream longies - finished

These are very unique! I just love the stripes on the legs, I have never had any woollies naturally stripe like these. Gorgeous!

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Pink, purple, black longies - finished

These are lovely, the colours look gorgeous together

Monday, 19 October 2009

Pastel pink longies - finished

These are finished and work has started on France's other pair which are equally gorgeous.

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Pastel pinks - progress pic

Just a progress pic of these for Frances. The colours are so pretty together :-)

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Red, white and blue - finished pic

These look amazing, very different to what I usually do but I do love them!

Monday, 5 October 2009

Red, white and blue - progress pic

These are lovely, very different use of colours to what I usually do but I love them.

I have some longies planned for WAHM collaboration month in a similar design to these, although totally different colours.

Sunday, 4 October 2009

Pale gems - finished

These are finished and looking gorgeous, the colours are so pretty together.

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Pale gems - progress pic

Just a progress pic of these, I took this picture early this evening and have been working on them ever since so I have now started work on one leg.

These colours are so subtle and pretty and the random pattern they have fallen into is gorgeous.

Liquorice - finished pic

These were finished a couple of days ago but I havent managed to get a pic on here until now

The are fab, I just love the way the legs have striped

Friday, 25 September 2009

Liquorice - nearly finished pic

Firstly, please excuse the poor quality of the picture. My computer is, yet again, refusing to upload pictures from the camera (I will get my hubby to fix it later) so I took this with my phone but the light was too poor for a good shot.

These are nearly finished, I just love the way the legs have striped on them. Gorgeous!

Sunday, 20 September 2009

Liquorice - progress pic

I just asked my hubby if he could think of a name for these and he came up with liquorice - fab name :-)

Just a progress pic today

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Storm longies - nearly finished

These are very nearly finished. The photo just doesnt do the colours justice, they are gorgeous!

Friday, 11 September 2009

Storm longies - progress pic

This wool was dyed to customer specification by Emma at Bobby Dazzlers. It is gorgeous and the colours remind me of storm clouds so I am naming these longies 'storm'.

I have done more on these since the photo was taken earlier

Nimbus longies - finished

These are now finished, I hope Anna likes them

Sunday, 6 September 2009

Camouflage longies - finished

A finished picture of these gorgeous longies, I hope Tracey likes them.

They will be posted tomorrow.

Friday, 4 September 2009

Camouflage longies - nearly finished

An update pic of these for Tracey.

Due to me hurting muy wrist and a poorly baby these have taken me a little longer than planned. They will be finished tomorrow, lanolised and posted on Monday.

I love them, the pattern has fallen really well!

Monday, 31 August 2009

Progress pics

I am working on 2 pairs of longies at the moment. I have often thought it would much more efficient to work on 2 items at once so I am giving it a go. Both customers requested the custom spots at almost exactly the same time!

Firstly are longies made from Nimbus wool by Woolly Wumpkins for Anna. I actually took the photo this morning and I have done lots more of them now.
Secondly are the camouflage longies for Tracey, I have just about finished the main body so will be splitting for legs very soon.

Saturday, 29 August 2009

Custom list

This is how my custom list currently stands;

Tracey - currently working
Anna - curently working
Louise - waiting for wool to arrive
Lucy - discussing ideas
Lynda - On list
Emma - On list
*Closed for 2 weeks

*I am closing for 2 weeks after my current list so I can work on some special items for WAHM collaboration month.

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Pastel greens and yellows shorties - finished

These lovely shorties are finished and are now drying from a lanolin bath.

The colours are so soft in these, I love them!

(one leg isnt longer than the other, it is just the way they are sat and the batteries died in my camera so I couldnt take another picture)

Saturday, 22 August 2009

Pastel pinks - finished

These are now finished and looking lovely.

Work has now started on Lindsays's shorties and I will also be starting work on Tracey's longies.

Thursday, 20 August 2009

Pastel pinks - very nearly finished

I was expecting to finish these today but it has been one of those very unexpected chaotic days today so I will get very close but will actually finish them tomorrow.

Attached a picture, I have done some mre since the picture was taken a little earlier and will continue to work on them this evening.

They are so lovely, very pretty colours.

Sunday, 16 August 2009

Pastel pinks - progress pic

A progress pic on these. In my hubby's words "They are very pretty and girly".

They are lovely and knitting up really well.

Friday, 14 August 2009

Violet Rainbow longies

These are basically finished, I just need to do the waist cord.

They are knitted using Violet Rainbow wool by Ali at Pixie Knits.

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Violet Rainbow longies - progress pic

These are knitting up beautifully, I hope Rox likes them.
The picture makes the colours look a little darker than they actually are, this is a stunning colourway.

Saturday, 8 August 2009

Fire scrappies - finished

These are finished and I am really pleased with them.

They are made from two different colourways but they go together really well.

Friday, 7 August 2009

Fire scrappies - progress pic

These are scrappies and are looking fab!

They arent as bright orange as the picture makes them look!

BD Logo longies - finished

I tried to upload this pic the other day but it wouldnt let me, not sure why.

These have been finished and are gorgeous. I hope Carley and Mia like them :)

Monday, 3 August 2009

Logo longies - progress pic

Just a progress pic which I have promised for Carley

The pink has bunched together

at the waistband but otherwise they are black with pink stripes. These are made with Bobby Dazzlers 'logo' wool.

Thursday, 30 July 2009

Midnight shorties - finished

The picture just doesnt do these justice, the colours are so bright and vibrant.

I hope Miana likes them

Sunday, 26 July 2009

Sky and meadow crops - finished

These are now finished and are drying after a lanolin bath this morning. They are very fresh and summery colours and look lovely.

I hope Lisa likes them :-)

This week I am working on shorties for Miana and longies for Carley

Thursday, 23 July 2009

Blue, green, cream crops - progress pic

I am just about to split for the legs on these. The colours are so fresh and summery.

I hope Lisa likes them :-)

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Fitted nappies at LanaVida

Pictures to follow but I now have a selection of fitted nappies in my store. They are made by a Canadian WAHM called Wee-ones by JaJoC and they are fab.

All the knit print nappies are lined on the inside with super soft suedecloth to give a stay dry layer next to baby's skin.

Sunday, 19 July 2009

Yellow and orange shorties - finished

These are now finished and are currently drying from a lanolin bath. I hope Miana and Jack like them :-)

This week I will be finishing shorties for Jen, starting (and finishing!) crops for Lisa

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Coming Soon - Fitted Nappies

I am really pleased to tell everyone I will soon be stocking a small selection of fitted nappies. They are made by a Canadian WAHM business and they are called Wee-ones by JaJoC.

The picture shows one if their nappies I have been testing on my little boy, Harry. The ones I will be stocking are slightly different to the picture in that they will have pockets for boosting and will have a stay dry layer of suedecloth or fleece next to baby skin.
To start with I will only have a small selection of different sizes and prints but if people like them as much as I do then I will stock many more!

Monday, 13 July 2009

Emmas shorties - finished

These are now finished and they are lovely, so bright and fun.

I hope Emma and Ewan like them

Thursday, 9 July 2009

Candy shorties - finished

These are now finished and will be posted tomorrow.

The colours are so vibrant and gorgeous! I hope Rox likes them :-)

Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Autumn sunshine longies - finished

These are now finished. They were part of the collaboration with Upsy Daisy nappies and the longies and nappy are both so lovely.

Sunday, 5 July 2009

Autumn sunshine longies - progress

Just a progress pic for these, I was planning on finishing these today but a very busy few days has left me with much less time than anticipated. They will be finished tomorrow.
They are lovely and match the nappy very well

Thursday, 2 July 2009

Strawberry carnival crops - finished

These are now finished and lovely!

I was going to do more with the flower but it somehow looked too busy so I decided to leave it as a pretty daisy.

Carolyn - Your longies are started, they will be completed this weekend.

Rox - Your shorties will be started this weekend.

Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Strawberry carnival crops - progress pic

Just a progress pic as requested by Cheryl.

These will be crops and I have plans for these!

Sunday, 28 June 2009

Sunday 28th June

Picture as promised. I love these, the colours look so lovely together! I hope Lynda and Brodie like them.
These have had a lanolin bath this afternoon and will be in the post tomorrow.

Saturday, 27 June 2009

Saturday 27th June

Just a quick update post today
No pictures at the moment as my computer has gone for repair and I only have limited access to my hubbys computer which is the only other one we have that is able to upload pictures.

Lynda - Red, black and blue longies are finished.
Brown, blue and cream longies are very nearly finished, they will be totally finished and lanolised tomorrow and posted Monday. I will post a finished picture here tomorrow night.

Cheryl - Work started this evening on your crops

Carolyn - Longies will be started tomorrow

Rox - Shorties will be started next weekend

Emma - In the queue for a couple of weeks time

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Wednesday 24th June

A little update photo for Lynda, the red, blue and black longies are finished and I am now part way through the the blue, cream and brown longies.

I will have these finished by the weekend and I will then be starting work on Cheryl's crops and the Autumn Sunshine collaboration longies.

Monday, 22 June 2009

Red, black, blue longies - nearly finished

Just a progress update today. I have very nearly finished the Red, black, blue longies and have made a start on the brown, blue, cream longies for Lynda and Brodie (I dont know why the legs look blurred in the picture, they are fine in real life!)

Cheryl - Strawberry carnival crops to be started this weekend

Carolyn - Autumn Sunshine longies to be started this weekend

Thursday, 18 June 2009

Yummy wool

This arrived today (well, actually yesterday but spent the night at my neighbours house as no-one told me it was there, grrr).

Most of it is already taken for customer orders but I will be adding the green, blue and cream and purple, green and cream to my instock wool.

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Rocky Beach longies - finished

These are now finished and currently having a lanolin bath.

These were part of a collab with Upsy Daisy nappies for buy WAHM month. I hope Lucy likes them.

I am waiting on some wool which should arrive tomorrow and I will get started on two pairs of longies for Lynda and Brodie.

Saturday, 13 June 2009

Rocky Beach longies - progress pic

Here is a progress pic of the rocky beach longies. The colours look lovely together and the blue trim is such a gorgeous blue.

I am really looking forward to seeing them finished, I imagine they will look stunning.

I hope Lucy likes them

Thursday, 11 June 2009

Mismatch shorties

These are my next offering for buy WAHM month. They are 'scrap' shorties made from a mix of 2 different colourways.

I love how they came out