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.

Things that make me go AWWWWWWWW <3

LOOK what I MADE !!!

Gosh, I could cry for how badly I wished for a princess amongst my 6 princes *sighs wistfully*

Front

Front

Back

Back

 

Look at that tiny button hehehehe

Look at that tiny button hehehehe

AND another friend has had a baby girl so i’m going to make another pretty thing YAY !!

New Yarn for the boys

Tansy Yarn Company had a delicious Yarn update and because i’m on the hunt for some yarn to make jumpers for my bigger boys I saw some delicious new stuff and I bought it. ( ok that sentence is SO badly written )

anyhow….

This is what I bought

2 x 100g skeins of OMG Baby Alpaca !!

So many people have raved about how soft and super squishy this is so I cannot wait to feel it for myself ❤

OMG BABY ALPACA

OMG BABY ALPACA

2 x 100g skeins and matching trim of BFL 10ply.

It’s beautiful perfect for my boys !!!

gorgeous BFL !

gorgeous BFL !

 

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…..

Berry Smoothie… delicious new yarn !!

I happened across a GORGEOUS update on the Toomuc Valley Yarns Facebook page… see HERE and saw this beautiful Berry Smoothie yarn for sale…. I was watching it for a few days and it kept popping up in my feed and I was hoping so much it would still be there when I was paid and YAY it was so I snapped it up.

I bought two delicious skeins of it !

It’s details:

BERRY SMOOTHIE

100g approx ea
200m approx ea
DK / 8ply
100% Australian Merino Superwash

Check it out =D

Berry Smoothie deliciousness

Berry Smoothie deliciousness