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 HEREΒ 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…..

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Casting on…. Tane for a friend’s boy

I am using another of my yummy custom yarns from Forest Hill Hand Dyed Yarns today and I have cast on a Tane knit from Ravelry. I hope it will be lovely !

Image from Ravelry.com

Image from Ravelry.com

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I adore this colour and the yarn is so super soft !

It’s finished !! I love it so much =D

Tane for a friend's baby

Tane for a friend’s baby

 

I Loved it so much that I just HAD to make one for Ali too !!

Showing as unfinished because i'm too lazy to take a photo of it complete. I'll get there hehe

Showing as unfinished because i’m too lazy to take a photo of it complete. I’ll get there hehe

This is such an EASY knit, so quick to make too. I love it’s basic raglan construction. Knits up a dream.

Give it a go !

 

 

Gorgeous new delights

I have over the past couple of weeks had the delivery of a few delicious yarns. Some were updates on Facebook that I just could NOT go past so had to have them. 1 lot is a custom order from Lanie at Forest Hill Hand Dyed Yarn on Facebook who by the way NOW has her own Etsy shop πŸ˜‰ I will explain them all to you. *loves them*

The following balls of deliciousness are a custom order with Lanie. I am so much in love with them. The photo of Aqua sky doesn’t truly represent it’s beautiful colours.

I sent Lanie photo’s of gorgeous skies and Autumn leaves to recreate for me and I am so thrilled with the results !

The Inspiration ...

The Inspiration …

The result

The result

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The Inspiration

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The Result…

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The Inspiration…

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The Result…

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The Inspiration...

The Inspiration…

The result. GORGEOUS !!

The result. GORGEOUS !!

Isn’t Lanie TALENTED !! I adore them so much =D

This next photo is beautiful wool from Kelly Casanova, She had an update on Facebook and I couldn’t stop myself πŸ˜›

Gorgeous colours.

Gorgeous colours.

I also bought 2 Balls each of 4ply, 8ply and 10ply in cream wool at Bendigo Woollen Mills to try and dye up myself with some natural colourings. I bought some beautiful primary colours in Natural food dyes and when the kids give me some moments I will attempt some myself. So exciting !!

The blank canvas for my pleasure ;)

The blank canvas for my pleasure πŸ˜‰

I know I was very naughty and I’d love to say I won’t buy any more but that’d be a lie πŸ˜›

I did just buy two more hahaha but they are not here yet πŸ˜›

Here they are… Once again from the lovely Lanie at Forest Hill Hand Dyed Yarn. I bought both skeins of 4ply in Mandarin. Since Orange is my favourite colour I couldn’t NOT buy them could I hehe

omg ! these colours make me sooooo happy !

omg ! these colours make me sooooo happy !

 

and that’s it from me πŸ˜›

I’ve almost finished knitting up a beautiful cowl in some gorgeous yarn bought from Toomuc Valley Yarn I will show you soon.

See ya

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A cowl for myself

I’ve never completed anything for myself. I wanted to make a hat but I didn’t like the pattern and the scarf I started ages ago seemed rather childlike to me. I’m not fussy, I just don’t know what I LIKE ! Is that weird?

I love this though. It’s such a beautiful Cowl and I cannot wait until it’s completed.

I am using one of my gorgeous burnt orange skeins from a secret dyer πŸ˜› I promised not to “out” her for doing the customs for me.

The photo does not truly represent the colour, it’s such a delightful burnt orange, think of Autumn leaves. I adore it so much.

I’m finding out the favourite colours of my sister in laws, mother in law and grandmother in law to knit them one each. Winter is coming in Morocco now and it should arrive to them just as the cold starts. I hope they love it as much as I do.

My progress. 3/4 of the way through

Taken at night so is quite dark sorry.

Taken at night so is quite dark sorry.

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 blanketΒ 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 !!