Grandma Twinkle stars.
Monday, 27 September 2010
Grandma Twinkle stars.
The light wasn't much better today to be able to take photos in the living room.
It's a rainy day here today and quite dark.
But these two photos are not too bad and you can see all the squares.
It's going to look great I think.
Sunday, 26 September 2010
So I had a lovely lazy Sunday afternoon today.
However while at work I did manage to get quite a few squares done.
I finished off all the granny square I need for my Grey Blanket
And knitted quite a few too.
So here is a photo of all of them so far.
Friday, 24 September 2010
Because when I have finished my Grey Blanket I want to start making a ripple.
I found loads of inspiration on Flickr at the Ripple Along Group.
So I made this mosaic of some of the ones I like.
Do go visit because there is some amazing stuff over there.
And this one and the one below are the ones I really love, both made by Mia.
Tuesday, 21 September 2010
Sunday, 19 September 2010
I've finished all the fluffy cream coloured squares.
Friday, 17 September 2010
In this post I talk about the wonderful stuff I have found online this week that has inspired me, and that will maybe inspire you over the weekend.
I am a great fan of simple so when I saw this first blanket I loved it.
It is just simple garter stitch squares but by turning them around like this and the use of the colours it makes a wonderful simple blanket, but the effect is lovely don't you think?
The thing is I found this lovely blanket on a site somewhere, and the person just said it wasn't their blanket, just a link they had found and didn't know where it came from anymore.
Well I wasn't going to have that was I. (LOL)
Because I always like to give credit where credit is due.
So I looked around online and yes I found where it came from.
It was made by Dani look here.
She made it back in 2008 and it is a Debbie Bliss pattern.
And she also made another one!!!
Monday, 13 September 2010
Like I mentioned in earlier posts, I got the idea for my blanket from Mia.
This is her lovely blanket.
I love it, I love it!!!!!!
It is coming a long nicely, I got quite a bit done over the last few days.
All the white ones are done.
When I started this blanket I made one of each colour of the knitted and the grannys just to see how the different yarns would knit and crochet up.
I am really pleased with how this is coming along.
Friday, 10 September 2010
I am enjoying the fact that I have started knitting again.
That is I am knitting and crocheting squares for my new grey blanket.
So I was looking at other knitting patterns this week, and I found this really wonderful pattern.
It is called the feather and fan stitch pattern, and it really is simple.
I am a great lover of simple.
But the thing about this wonderful pattern is that although it is simple the result is just amazing.
So I decided to look around online for examples of this lovely pattern.
And what better place to start than Flickr.
And because there were so many wonderful examples of the pattern on Flickr that really inspired me, I decided to make a mosaic of a few.
7. hadleyfierlinger 8. myfinn 9. Tickled Pink
This is a close up of the pattern that you can see here.
And here is the pattern
This pattern is divisible by 18.
This mean you can use any yarn and any size needles you like.
Determine the size you want and follow the needle recommendations on the yarn packaging.
Cast on any amount (as long as it is divisible by 18).
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: Purl
Row 3: *Knit 2 together 3 times, Yarn-over Knit 1 6 times, Knit 2 together 3 times* repeat from * to * till end.
Row 4: Knit
Repeat these four rows until work measures the length you want.
It's so simple dont you think.
You can use this pattern to make scarfs, baby blankets, cushions and afghans.
And what about a dress and it's not just a knitted dress no it's a Vogue Knitted Dress!!!
I love this pattern!!!!
Have a great and inspiring weekend !!!
Tuesday, 7 September 2010
The piles of squares are growing.
I am doing a six round granny square and when I did that with those two colours (of the same make of yarn) they were to big.
Friday, 3 September 2010
And it is time for my weekly, "Some Weekend Inspiration" post once again.
This week my inspiration comes from a wonderful blog called "i Crochet."
It's a blog that you can visit and leave a link to your own blog.
And of course visit all the other peoples blogs via their links.
I had a great time on Wednesday evening looking around quite a few of the blogs on there.
And I was truely inspired by all these lovely people and their wonderful crochet projects.
This post could have been ten times as long if I were to post eveything I saw and loved.
So I have just three pictures of things I loved for you.
But there were many more believe me, go visit!!! i Crochet and see for yourself.
This little lovely is the Dottie Angel blanket made by Vivienne see it here.
I love this tree of crochet hearts.
Well that's it.
Thursday, 2 September 2010
Just to see what it will look like.
My plan is to make it ten squares wide and sixteen long.
This isn't my own idea I got it from Mia's blanket because that is how she did it.
I don't know if it will end up the same size as Mia's one because of the yarn I am using, but I thought it would make a good size blanket.
I am using ten different colours altogether.
White, two creams, I call these the lights.
Two light greys and two middle colour greys, I call these the middles.
And three dark colours which I am calling the darks, they are two dark greys and black.
So I have to really think and make sure I get all ten colours in the row.
Now you might think that's easy, just take one of each, but there are the granny square as well as the knitted ones.
So I have to make sure I don't put the granny and the same coloured knitted one in a row.
I can play around with the colours and shades within the rows, just as long as I get one of each in them.
So this is it!! the first row not a bad size at all I must say.
And it will be wider because of the edging of course.
It's on our bed in this photo, yes it really is a nice size.
And look at the joins, well the sewing.
I took my time and did it neatly, using a running stitch.
Looking good don't you think.
And this is what it looks like with all the ends crocheted in, nice and neat!!!
So, I love it!!!!!! So far so good.
One down 15 to go.
The online shop also as a real shop in a place called Apeldoorn, which is over an hours drive (with the car) away from where we live.
Well it just so happens that we have family living in Apeldoorn.
However, whenever we visit it is on a Sunday or in the evening so I'd never gotten around to visiting the real shop.
That is until last Tuesday.
We were there in the afternoon, so I just had to pop into the shop and have a look round.
Now I must say it is the kind of shop that I could get lost in for hours.
But we were going to visit family so I didn't stay long.
However, I stayed long enough to stock up on some yarn for future Autumn/ Winter projects.
Jippy!!!! a new stash!!!!!
This little lot is going to be a new ripple blanket.
This time I bought a wool mix yarn.
It's just 20% wool, but it is so lovely and soft!!!! Lovely!!!!
And this thicker one is for a new knitting project I have planned with a cable, something I am longing to do and haven't done for years, and I mean like 20 years ago when I made one of my daughters a cable jumper.
So I am planning ahead.
Last winter we had quite a bit of snow and didn't go out much for about three weeks.
Well, if that happens again this year I'm ready for it.
Bring it on I'd say LOL!!!!!!!
P.S. Remember my rainbow blanket. Well I had ordered one of each of 30 colours to make it. But after playing around with the colours I decided not to use seven of the colours, they just didn't seem to fit with the other colours. Then it dawned on me that maybe the shop would take them back, because I hadn't opened them. One of the colours was a dark green which I decided to keep for Christmassy projects. And they did take them back!!! I was so pleased. What with that and the fact that I didn't have to pay for postage I was well pleased, it made my day.
Wednesday, 1 September 2010
And that it is yet another blanket, namely the wonderful grey blanket I saw over on Mia's blog and just fell in love with.
Well I already had a number of cream and grey colour yarns in my stash and a lot of black.
One colour I didn't have in my stash was white.
So I ordered the white and some more of the colours that I already had, just to make sure I'd have enough to finish the blanket.
This photo was taken the morning it arrived, I love it when the postman comes with a box like this
That paper there is my plan of action, to keep track of what I'm doing.