A quick update

I’m sorry for the silence on the blog lately, there has been SO much happening around the house that honestly I haven’t had a chance to even remember to write let along get anything made.

I did get this gorgeous little Tane knitted for Ali though, knitted up in Pumpkin luxury wool from Bendigo Woollen Mills. This is one of my favourite little short sleeved jumpers to make. Perfect for layering when the weather starts to cool

Tane

Tane

 

I have also cast on and had to frog a Western Hills Blanket a few times… The first time because the kids messed up my counting, the second because I accidentally pulled the needle out of the work and the third because I was using the DK instructions for my Worsted yarn ARGHHHH

Try number 4 will be attempted today if I can get a chance!

I’m using these gorgeous mini skeins from Candy Apple Lane to make it. I have 2 sets of 7 approximately 20g skeins here to start with and another 4 on order from her. If that’s not enough i’ll get more made 😛 They’re such delightfully bright and cheerful colours so it’ll be worth the investment. I’m going to make it in the cot blanket/throw size.

Candy Apple Lane

Candy Apple Lane

Ive made some progress on Mister Elias’s Charlie vest, though it’s slow going because I rarely think to knit it. And my sky blanket has been put onto the back burner for some time ( I don’t know why )

Does anyone else find they swing back and forth through projects like I do ?

Well…… I’ll TRY not to cast anything else on for a while…

Unless it’s a scarf……. hehe

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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

Casting on…. Sky Blanket

Well I WAS using my gorgeous little Mini Skeins from Toomuc Valley Yarns to knit a Beekeepers Quilt – see it HERE but them darned little hexipuffs drove me batty so I’m making a Sky Blanket instead – See it HERE

 

Photo taken from RAVELRY.COM

Photo taken from RAVELRY.COM

It will be considerably larger than the pattern tells you to make though because I have many many little skeins to use up for it and who knows, maybe i’ll buy MORE to make it even bigger then it’ll fit our bed =D

My mini skeins for the project:

MINI SKEINS... gorgeous bundles of colourful JOY

MINI SKEINS… gorgeous bundles of colourful JOY

All laid out

All laid out

I’ll keep you updated.

Casting on…. A Traditional Throw

I mentioned a while ago that I purchased a custom lot of skeins to make a blanket out of.

My colour inspiration for the custom order. Glorious Autumn !!

My colour inspiration for the custom order. Glorious Autumn !!

I have FINALLY found the blanket i’m going to knit with it.

A Traditional Throw from Ravelry.com. You can see the pattern HERE There have been many different patterns that I have considered but I wanted it to look simple, to be quite elegant and just warm and snuggly. I was tempted to make different mitred squares or different styles of knitted squares and add them together but I thought that it would look fussy. I want the emphasis to be on the WOOL and not on the pattern its self. Does that make sense?

This is a photo from ravelry showing the throw that I plan to make.

Photo from Ravelry.com

Photo from Ravelry.com

I don’t like the stripes though, again I want the emphasis to be on the beautiful yarn and not on anything else so I think i’ll just leave them sections as cream coloured yarn.

I’ll 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 !!

 

Casting on XOXO Baby Blanket for baby

I have always wanted to make a blanket by myself and I found this gorgeous little pattern HERE at Ravelry.com. It’s so very very sweet for a babe.

I’m going to knit it using Bendigo Woollen Mills Luxury wool in Frost and Citrus. Gorgeous white and yellow for my little prince to come.

Blanket photo from Ravelry.com

Blanket photo from Ravelry.com

Her pattern asks you to make the squares in rows but I’m doing them singularly and in rows depending upon my mood and if I have another project I want to do.

Here’s my first square.

CUTEEEEE  !!Hugs and Kisses to my son <3

CUTEEEEE !!
Hugs and Kisses to my son ❤

Can’t wait to show you progress pics on this one as I go along 🙂

I’m enjoying this little blanket and i’m now halfway through !!  Can’t wait to back it with something soft and then put some satin around the edge… well that’s the plan 😉  so long as I don’t get too distracted before baby comes !

Halfway through !

Halfway through !