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Granny Square

Granny Square

Granny Square

This whole crochet lark was so that I could make Granny Squares! I thought I should just try to make one and I found a great tutorial here. The three chains in each corner make the shape stay nice and square. It was really quite addictive – I will stop after just one more round. Now my plan is to make a load of these and make a blanket – one colour at a time. I already have two balls of this in my stash.

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A New Object

Blue Jean Wrap

Blue Jean Wrap

I have started knitting Blue Jean Wrap – I was looking for something simple to knit while watching television – or when my brain is too tired to do anything else. So far so good, it has an easy to remember lace sequence and once I managed to cast on the right number it has been plain sailing!

The yarn is an aran cotton from Jo Sharp – I bought it unlabelled, so can’t tell you the official colour, it was in my stash, so I feel quite smug about using something I already had.

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A Finished Object – Hitchiker

Hitchiker Finished

Hitchiker Finished

I finished the Hitchiker scarf/wrap. This pattern had a lovely rhythm to it. It was the perfect mindless knitting.  I could sit on the couch watch TV and knit without concentration (it was all knit as well – well almost all knit!).

The yarn is a misti alpaca pima hand painted cotton and  silk blend (in confetti) and the pattern is a ravelry download (which you can find here)

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More Knitterly Progress

Almost Finished

Almost Finished

I just have to cast off the bottom edge of the cardigan and knit the sleeves (the sleeves are going to be cap sleeves). I don’t have the right needles for the sleeves, but I have ordered some from here.

My next plan is socks – with this yarn – I am just trying to come up with a stitch pattern.

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Ravelry Yarn Stash

I store my yarn in various different places around the house and I decided it was time to get organised.

I spent a bit of time on the weekend taking photos of my stash and uploading it to Ravelry.

Some of the yarn I had forgotten I had! Like this …

Forgotten Yarn

Forgotten Yarn

I have two skeins so I can make socks.

What I think I will find the most useful is the Needle & Hook chart. I am forever buying new needles just in case, but now I shall be able to refer to my Ravelry page and see whether I have the correct needle size already.

Now I just need to do some knitting.

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Starting Another Project

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Tension Square

This is my tension square (swatch) for a new project.

I have been able to use my fancy-pants addi interchangeables – very nice.

The yarn is a Jo Sharp Aran Cotton (the colour is Parakeet). I bought it on sale from her store in Cottesloe, which doesn’t exist anymore (such a shame).

The lace is gull lace and I’m gearing myself up to have another go at the February Fitted Jumper (I am hoping a less fluffy yarn might make things a bit simpler).

 

 

 

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This and That

Pineapple Quilt Block in Progress

Pineapple Quilt Block in Progress

The Pineapple quilt block has proven to be quite difficult, but I think I have a plan of action sorted. The above is a work in progress.

My Heavy Metal knitting needles arrived today – very keen to get started on the next pair of socks. I ordered the needles in late December and I knew they would be shipped late January, so I’m impressed they have arrived so soon.

I found more Misti Alpaca yarn – this one (in Confetti) – at my local store. I also have this one, my stash is becoming a but unmanageable.

I’ve joined this course and watched the introduction and now I need to get ready to knit the practice swatches. I need more hours in the day.

I’m tempted to buy The Principles of Knitting as a Kindle book – lighter (have you seen the size of this thing) and an instant download.

 

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New Addition to the Stash

I bought more sock yarn – it is Madelinetosh sock from here. It’s beautiful and I can’t wait to start knitting.

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Here’s One I Prepared Earlier

I finished Miss P’s socks. I’ve been working away at these while supervising the girls swimming and while watching TV in the evenings. In fact I became slightly obsessed – ‘just one more round’ – I’m sure all of the knitters understand.

The yarn was Filatura Di Crosa Maxime Print, which I bought from here – and I really like how it turned out. The colours are beautiful.

I’m now ready for a new knitting challenge.

I have a couple of ideas.

This …

Which is from Suvi S – using Sublime Cashmere Merino Silk DK  (Shade 52).

Or this for Miss A …

 

 

Which is from Georgie Hallam – using Patons Zhivago Colour 4443.

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May/June and now July socks

Oh dear! A pair of socks a month has completely fallen by the wayside.

I have finished one sock and I’m about a quarter of the way through the other! I’ve been watching North and South while knitting – what a fantastic adaptation)

On a completely different topic I did buy some lovely Alpaca yarn while on holiday in Balingup (shade 940) .

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