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.
Category Archives: Yarn Stash
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.
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)
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 …
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.
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).
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’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.
I bought more sock yarn – it is Madelinetosh sock from here. It’s beautiful and I can’t wait to start knitting.
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.
Or this for Miss A …
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) .