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.

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