Monday, 30 June 2008


Some pics of a dragon I finished last night..not as I expected him to look following the pattern but cute still! I substituted the yarn. This is the link to the pattern:

Saturday, 28 June 2008

Garter Stitch blanket pattern

I had been messing around with ideas a few years ago and came up with this very simple pattern:

Free Blanket Pattern

Approx 200g DK of any colour (it also looks nice by alternating 2 colours, mc with smaller needles and cc with larger needles)


1 pair 3.25mm
1 pair 5mm

Not important. Increase/decrease sts if required. Needle sizes can be changed also for different effects of the small/large stitches.


Cast on 120sts with 3.25mm needles

Gst 8 rows

* Change to 5mm needles

Gst 8 rows

Change to 3.25 mm needles

Gst 8 rows**

Repeat from * to ** until blanket is the desired length.

Using 3.25mm needles cast off.

Do not sell this pattern, it is free for all.

Friday, 27 June 2008

Lady and Charlie

Ok so how cute is this!!
P.S Note the knitted blanket on the chair that's for my animals! They love their knitted blankets!
Shame that they also like to sit on the top of my armchair!

Wierd Toy and my puppy!

Well this rather strange looking toy was made from pieces my boyfriends mum had made (was suposed to be a Fimble ???!!). She passed it on to me a few years ago but I couldn't make it look like a Fimble I sewed the general pieces onto each other (threw away the other bits) and my dog 'Lady' seems to like it! So at least the wierd toy has a home!!

Teddies for Tragedy

These are the teddies I've made so far...I started making blankets after these. I've got a few more weeks til they need to be in so I'll make some more when I've finished my current blanket.

Thursday, 19 June 2008

Teddies for tragedy

Well I've made 3 teddies so far and I've almost finished my 4th. I'll put a pic up before I send them off. They are a great and quick way to use up oddments of wool, which it is fair to say I have plenty of!!

Thursday, 12 June 2008

2 Baldies Fx

In case the link to this site baffles it has nothing to do with knitting! It is my boyfriends blog, he is a special effects make up artist. Darren and his mate Ian spend many hours in our garage creating these wonderful pieces! Although there is a warning when the blog comes up, it is not scary or violent stuff but not everyone likes to see zombie prosthetics, alien teeth/sculptures and Klingons.

Wednesday, 11 June 2008

Charity Knitting

I am always busy knitting something and approx 1/2 of what I make is for charity. I'm generally making hats and scarves for a work colleague who assists with the Shoebox Appeal. But I have recently been looking for other charities to help with. I have just joined the Loving Hands appeal who seem to collect almost everything for charities. As I love making toys I am going to make some Teddies for Tragedy for them. They look nice, simple and cute to lets see how many I can make to send to them before the end of the month....