I've been making more of the patches for this long term WIP blanket as mentioned on a post last year http://lizsknitting.blogspot.com/2008/10/my-current-wip.html . I'm now on my 36th patch. I figure I need 64 patches for the size I'm making (they are 34cm each)...as much as I love making it, I get bored after a while...in fact I'd forgotten about it until I got fed up of making the fluffy scarves half way through the 4th one!
Since picking this up again Saturday evening I've made almost 4 patches...let's see how far I get before moving on again.....lol
Why did I think working an extra shift today was a good idea?
I'm already melting and the thought of running around with the kids at work, just isn't appealing now. Don't get me wrong I love my job, but when it's hot, humid and a Sunday morning....I'd rather be home!
I hope everyone has been enjoying the sun...although at times I've found it too hot and 'muggy'.
I havent been hand knitting due to the heat but I have been loom knitting. I've made 2 scarves and I'm on my 3rd one. I know, it isn't exactly the right thing to make in the summer but they are for my autumn/winter craft fairs and charity.
I love loom knitting because it is so simple and effective. It is also REALLY quick!
The 2 pink/purple scarves were made using 100g of fluffy cheap yarn each. I got 200g for £1.
The pink/yellow scarf, which is still on the orange loom, was the same price.
Length for the scarves is my height (5'4").
Although it is cheap, they are lovely and soft (bargains for charity knitting).
This is the teddy I've made and the wool used. He just needs sewing up and stuffing but I need to buy some more stuffing.
I love Jean Greenhowe's patterns and I've lost count of how many I've made...lost count of how many of these teddy's I've made too! In fact I know the pattern so well that when the pattern was published in a UK magazine with another designers name, I complained to the magazine and notified Jean (who very kindly thanked me for letting her her!) - Not quite sure why I told you this but then a little bit of waffle never does anyone any harm...eh?! lol
Well I've finally taken the photos of my 1st ripple blanket. I love it...it is so soft, the photos don't do the colours justice.
I also made a pair of simple garter stitch mittens and bootees using the same blue wool.
Anyway here it is!!
I took loads of photos but thought you probably wouldn't want to see them all!!
Last night I started making a jumper for Buffalo, again using the same blue...I know blue is boringly traditional but it's such a lovely shade and so soft!! Besides, next I'll make things in the green. Yellow will probably be used for something else....
I did some uni work Saturday morning and then went to work til 10pm.
Sunday...went out for breakfast, Asda, recycling. Then home and I helped Darren with his special effects. Showered. Took lady out for walk. Made tea. Watched Alien. Bed.
Not fair...I need some me time!! Tonight maybe.....
I got home from work about 30mins ago and expected to find my rabbit and guinea pig swimming in their runs. When I went to work this morning it was lovely and sunny but then we had an amazing thunder/lightening storm and lots and lots of rain!! Luckily I always cover their runs to protect them from the sun (white rabbits burn badly) so it protects them from the rain. But I still expected the ground to be soaking inside their runs and the roads were flooded where I work. I guess it didn't storm here....as it's dry and sunny!
I think I've found another possible blanket project...it's a pattern to buy at http://www.interweavestore.com/store/p/738-Babette-Blanket.aspx but I'm more than confident I can make this without a pattern...just wish I was confident I had the time!!! I just love how it uses all different sizes of squares. The info re the pattern says that "the modules are all based on the same motif pattern; they vary only in the number of rounds worked." It'll be like a huge jigsaw puzzle putting it together!
...like everyone else I've been melting with the heat, the worst is sat in the car for 45 mins each way to work, as I've discovered the air con isn't working...can't remember last time it was so hot I needed to turn it on!
I must get some photos taken of Buffalo's ripple blanket because it's finished.
I've just been making teddies for tragedy lately and finishing another crochet blanket, which I'm not as happy with, so I'm going to sew the ends in and it can be a pet blanket...Lady loves my blankets!
I'm trying to decide what my next project will be...probably baby clothes and toys!!! I've got some lovely variated lilac wool that I'm going use to make a teddy for Buffalo. I know it sounds strange but I've done one before and it was so cute!!!
As much as I love knitting toys, it is so much nicer when they are specifically for someone, especially my new neice/nephew!!!
Ok so this is me Liz...I'm the mad lady behind Liz's Knitting.
My blog was a personal blog. It's also very neglected. Lots has happened since my last post.
In January 2016 Liz's Knitting became my business!!!
My page is https://facebook.com/Lizsknitting/
I am obsessed with knitting!!! Also with stash building (should be stash busting lol!!) I also enjoy crocheting but knitting is my passion!
I was taught to knit when I was about 5 years old. I loved making clothes for my dolls. Thanks Grandma and mum!
Thanks for dropping by!
"Well its always a sticky subject, but it has to be done! The Copyright of all the patterns on this blog belong to me! Feel free to: 1. Distribute patterns for free (direct link as often as possible). 2. Make as many items as you like for personal or charitable purposes. 3. Sell any finished items made from my patterns (I would appreciate credit for the pattern, or a even just a link to the site, however its not a must.) You MUST NOT: 1. Take any of my patterns and claim they are your own. 2. Sell any patterns for a profit. 3. Make kits with the patterns for profit. 4. Use my photographs and claim they are your own. Even if these are not your own personal views on copyright they are mine so please respect them. Even though my patterns are simple a lot of work has still gone into creating them. Ok I'll get off my soap box now, I hope that cleared a few things up for people, happy knitting."
I rather like how she worded this issue. Hope everyone else agrees!!