Monday, 29 June 2009

Back to a long term WIP

I've been making more of the patches for this long term WIP blanket as mentioned on a post last year . I'm now on my 36th patch. I figure I need 64 patches for the size I'm making (they are 34cm each) much as I love making it, I get bored after a 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

Sunday, 28 June 2009

Hi ho, hi ho, it's off to work I go....

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!

Saturday, 27 June 2009

Hot enough for you??

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).

Sunday, 21 June 2009

Reminder to self....

It's been a while since I put any free patterns on my blog. I must sit and write them. I have some Ipod/mobile phone cases, crochet hat and purses to put on.

It's finding the time to do it instead of knitting/crocheting! Oh and of course working and uni!! lol

Saturday, 20 June 2009

Buffalo's Teddy

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! lol

Ripple Blanket photos

Well I've finally taken the photos of my 1st ripple blanket. I love 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....

Friday, 19 June 2009

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Exciting news!!

Buffalo is a boy!! 19 weeks old, due around 8th Nov 2009!! I'm going to be an auntie to another nephew!! I cannot wait!!!

Monday, 15 June 2009

Time flies...

Ok so where did the weekend go?!

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 it's dry and sunny!

(NB to self - take photos of ripple blanket)

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Another blanket project???

I think I've found another possible blanket's a pattern to buy at 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!

I think the lovely blanket pattern at will be perfect for this blanket.

Saturday, 6 June 2009

Lola - from Lionbrand

I do love these cartoon stips!

Friday, 5 June 2009

Thursday, 4 June 2009

Where has the time gone... 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!!!