Wednesday, October 25, 2017

It is finished!!!

I have finally finished the Gift of Love Afghan that I was making for my niece. It is now fully completed, and ready for Taylor to enjoy. She wanted it in red an black, so I am sorry the detail on the black panels don't show up very well. The pattern is free, and available from the Bernat website. I enjoyed making this afghan.

Saturday, October 07, 2017

Finished a cloth

I have just finished this cloth today. It is from Leisure Arts Trendy Knit Dishcloths, and is called Leaves. The pattern is by Evelyn A. Clark. It was nice and quick to knit. I have used some Anchor Magicline that I found in my stash. No band on the ball of cotton. Here is a pic of the cloth.

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

So, I have finally started to sew this together. It is a free pattern, called Gift of Love Afghan. I am knitting it for my niece. It is a really easy pattern to do, and I can totally recommend it.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Air Cell stitch

So, I have started another afghan with the Alpaca yarn. This time, I am trying out the air-cell stitch. It's my version of the stitch. I know this is what was wanted for the blanket. I honestly don't know how this will work in this yarn, as the yarn is thick and thin. But, it's worth giving it a try, right? I will pist progress ad I try this out. I have cast on about 350sts, I think. Or is it 250? I will have to count them later. I do know my circular needle isn't quite long enough, but it will have to do, I don't know if I can get a longer needle.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Completed Afghan.

So, I have finally finished the Celtic Knot Afghan that I was knitting in 100% Alpaca. I have made it for a work colleagues' sister. She provided the yarn, which had been hand spun, and was such a joy to work with.
This is the best I can do. The dark colour is actually a dark brown.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Home sick

I don't like being home sick, especially when I know they are short staffed at work. But, when one has a case of vertigo, one has no choice. More so when it is viral related, as this is. One good thing about being home, is the knitting time. I am working on a couple of blankets, and a stole. So I have been able to work on all three, that has to be good. The stole is from the latest Interweave magazine, the Shakespeare issue. It is Maria's Stole, and is working really well. The cHart is so very easy to read.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

New look

This is my new look for a while. I had my hair have off to support Shave For a Cure. Leukemia and Blood cancer, which we are fundraising for at work.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Beautiful Merino

I was lucky enough to have some beautiful 14ply merino arrive in the mail today. I had ordered this yarn from Facebook. It has come from Lochanside Alpacas, which is up in the North Island. I also ordered some stitch markers, and they look even better in person. The yarn is called Coral Fairy, and so soft.

Friday, March 03, 2017

Long time, no post

I do keep meaning to post here, but then I let life get in the way. I don't think anyone is following this little blog of mine, but that's okay. I shall endeavour to improve writing on here more. Gotta keep a record of my knitting somewhere. 😊