What I’ve been working on this month – October 2019

Top to bottom, left to right – Another Good Times blanket, the run-up to Christmas is obviously not the run-up to Christmas for me, unless I’m making this blanket for someone, last year I made two. I will one day release more stuff in the shop, just gotta make that sample first. More Madrid stitching….

Christmas crafted gifts

I was crafting gifts right up to the last minute this Christmas Eve, finishing the blanket, a rainbow version of Wool and the Gang’s Good Times Blanket. I also ‘finished’ two embroideries as gifts that evening, I say ‘finished’ as one of them the colour ran 😱 when I washed off the Sulky Solvy so…

Sneak peek – almost there

(Early morning knitting in my pyjamas) I’m almost there with blanket 3, I’m knitting the last stripe and I should get it done in time to wrap up, Christmas Eve. I set myself a target at the beginning of the week of half a stripe a day (each stripe is around 40 rows, with 120…

Good Times Blanket

I’ve finally finished the first of two Good Times Blankets, both (hopefully), Christmas presents. I’ve been working on this one for months, taking it with me when commuting, outside appointments, waiting outside after school classes, in front of the TV, etc etc. It’s been (until the last few stripes), a great portable project, although thanks…

Sneak peek – Good Times Blanket

I now have two blankets on the go, the Intarsia Mountain blanket is currently on a back burner, I’m still loving doing it but it’s quite limiting about where and when I can work on it, basically it has to be on my bed, with the multiple balls of wool spread out, the only distraction,…

Sneak peak – making progress on the Farrah top

I am not a very skilled knitter; I can do scarves, patchwork blanket squares, hats and I’ve just about mastered ribbing. Part of me would love to knit a jumper but it’s a big investment in materials, particularly for something I am not that confident about my skills on. But I’m continuing to try and…