Casting on…. Easy as it goes….

Kelly Casanova from Kelly Casanova Textile and Fibre artist posted a link to a blog on her Facebook page about a blog post she read about where the lady started a many years long project knitting up scraps of worsted weight yarn into a blanket. A memory blanket if you want a name for it, I figured this is such a GREAT idea so I casted one on too =D

It’s going to be the perfect project for them days where I want to knit but I don’t want to think about what i’m doing, no counting stitches, no worrying about eyelets or any type of stitch except knit.

I might unravel the baby clothes after Ali has grown out of them too and add them to the blanket to keep forever. What a delightfully beautiful project this will be ! I cannot wait to see it grow.

Here is the original blog post that Kelly showed to us all http://www.soulemama.com/soulemama/2014/01/still-knitting.html

Here is my cast on, I made it a little bigger with 250 stitches cast on. Why? I don’t know hahhaa

Cast on... memory knitted blanket for me

Cast on… memory knitted blanket for me

Why not make one too, it will be so lovely to snuggle into many years down the track and remember my little baby snuggled up inside all of the delightful little things I have previously made for him.

Thanks Kelly, You are amazing 🙂

UPDATE:

I’m still plodding along with this long term project as wool becomes available to use. I expect it to take many years and will show photo’s as it grows

A vest for my boy

A while ago a knitting buddy had a de-stash and I picked up this lovely bundle of Mosaic Moon worsted yarn at a bargain price. I thought I had written about it but I didn’t. *shock* I found it today and I am going to make my son Elias a Charlie vest.

This is my lovely wool, such pretty colours !!

Mosaic Moon Superwash Worsted

Mosaic Moon Superwash Worsted

And this is the vest I plan to make. You can find the pattern on Ravelry.com HERE

Charlie Vest

Charlie Vest

This is my FIRST time making a larger kid sized project so we’ll see how I go and if I get bored hehe I will update you as I go 🙂

Planned blanket project

I just put in an order for some custom wool in gorgeous Autumn colours to knit a cot blanket for Ali. I have promised not to say who is making the yarn for me but when it comes I will show photos.

I have ordered 2 skeins each of 100g DK wool in the colours Green, Deep red, Burnt orange, Brown and cream for this blanket.

I am going to use them colours to knit the Cousins Mitre square blanket I love the simplicity of it and the colours in this pattern will be delightful !

I cant wait to show you updates to this project.

I love this !!

I love this !! Photo from Ravelry.com

My colour inspiration. Glorious Autumn !!

My colour inspiration. Glorious Autumn !!

 

I want to knit this. Baby Sunshine !

I am absolutely in love with this beautiful baby snuggle from Ravelry.com. It’s called Baby Sunshine and I think it’s GLORIOUS !!  Check it out HERE

I have to buy some long circulars before I can knit up some large projects so this one is on hold until then. I hope to have some soon because this is one knit I MUST have for when baby is born. It’s so pretty and I can already imagine my little babe snuggled up underneath it 🙂

I WILL make this !

Don't you just LOVE it !!

Don’t you just LOVE it !!