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!!