Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Charity Blanket for Fort Mac

I finally finished my charity blanket that will be sent to Fort Mac Murray for the fire victims.

Hope it helps someone.

It is a garter stitch variation of the 10 stitch afghan.  I used 15 stitches with chunky yarn and worsted weight yarn doubled.  The blanket is worked from the centre out in a spiral working on only 15 stitches.   It is thick and warm.  It was quite fun and quick to do,  I think I may do this pattern again because it is a great stash buster.  Everyone knows that when you use up a ball of yarn you can go out and buy more!!!

I have also started the Maple Leaf Shawl pattern that I got in Quelph last month.  It is done on 4mm needles with Misty Alpaca yarn( alpaca,merino and silk).
This is a progress photo.  I will post more pictures when I get more done.  Hopefully this weekend.

Have a great weekend!!

Monday, February 8, 2016

Welcome 2016

I know I am a bit late but HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
I am hoping to make this a productive year and finish off my quilting, knitting, needlepoint, embroidery and tunisian crochet projects. Another bonus of this is to reduce my stash so that I can buy more fabric yarn etc.  The list is long but I am going to give it a go!!
The first project for the year is a simple garter stitch blanket knit with large (12mm) needles and two strands of a chunky boucle style yarn. The blanket is a new project but the wool came from a sweater that I started knitting for my daughter so long ago that she no longer likes the style or colour.  So I consider that finishing a UFO.  I was also able to cut down my stash a bit by using some yarn I already had for the contrasting colour stripes.  It is knitting quite fast and because of the boucle yarn and the garter stitch it is sooo thick and cozy.

Do something creative and have a great day!!

Thursday, June 11, 2015

World Wide Knit in Public Day!!!

Hi all,

Just wanted to let everyone know the Saturday June 13 is World Wide Knit in Public Day!!

Where are you going to knit???

Monday, March 16, 2015

Work in Progress!!

2015 will be the year of the finished projects.  I have been knitting a lot lately and am trying to finish some started projects.
I started these socks for  Christmas 2013 for my nephew and they are finally finished.

This is a project I started this weekend and I want it to be done for Wednesday when our knitting group meets.  This is a little raglan sleeve baby jacket with a hood for a little boy.

 I don't know why it is doing this but photo is right side up - it just turns sideways when I upload it.
I think you can get the idea - just turn your head sideways. The bit on the needles on the side are the sleeves I just started. I will post a photo of the finished jacket before I take it to the knitting shop on Wednesday.

When this is done I can go on and start to finish another project that has already been started -probably the lace shawl that I started last summer.  I would post a photo of my progress but it just looks like a large hat when it is on the round needles. 

Monday, June 23, 2014

Design wall monday - summer projects

The last 6 months have been rather crazy with school (yes I decided to take another course at Algoma), National engineering week, our guild Quilt show, exams, easter,  a funeral and a graduation.
So to relax I thought I would get involved in a Knit-a-long(KAL) at our local wool shop.  It is a lace shawl and it is quite a challenge. It has been ripped out a couple of times and then I changed yarns - this was supposed to be relaxing!!!!!!  And then in my ultimate wisdom decided to knit a lace tank at the same time.
I must be crazy!!!
The lace shawl is coming along quite nicely now that I have got into the rythum of the lace pattern.  It is knit from the centre and is circular.  I am a bit farther along than this photo and onto round needles so it kind of looks like a hat right now.  The bottom photo is the tank.  I decided to knit it in the round so there would be no side seams.  I had a little trouble with the pattern but I am on track with this one as well. 
Oh well it keeps me off the streets!

have a nice day


Monday, November 18, 2013

Monday Madness!!

This little beading project a custom beaded applique for a Christmas stocking that I have on my Etsy site.
Hopefully it will be done today along with all the other things that need to be done.
The weather has been bad for a couple of days and  today it is windy and snowing so it is a good day to stay in and get some sewing done!!

Have a great day!!