Friday, 9 October 2009

All About Knitting

Ta-da! My mitered square blanket in its completion. I will be sad to see this go as its my first blanket and so colourful but happy to know it should find a good and worthy home via MacMillian Cancer Support. The 40 squares (and way too much sewing up) have produced a single bed sized throw..definately big enough to keep someone warm this winter.

As you can see there was no set colour pattern..just a case of using up all the little pieces of yarn cluttering up my stash. However, now if I were to go out and see a brightly coloured ball of wool..I think I'd snap it up for blanket number 2!!

My Knit Club are currently working on projects to send to Project Peru..a charity that supports children in shelters over there. Our first batch of knitted donations were so greatly appreciated that we have been moved to knit more.

Inbetween squares I managed to complete a tank top in James Brett Marble Dk. My photos dont do the yarn justice but its really beautiful, soft and wait for it...acrylic! Before all you yarn snobs recoil in horror check it out for yourself..you'll be surprised at its wool-like texture and smooshiness.

I found it at Diane's Knitting Yarns for only £1.50 for 100g and this 28inch chest vest only took 200g.

I've another one on the needles now...after that maybe I will get my Xmas gifts started!!!!!


Other news..
The Knit Camp 2010 kitty is slowly building and I have booked my accomodation. I was disappointed when informed by camp organisers that their accomodation bookings could only be booked for the full 6 days. I wasn't sure if I could cope with being away from home that long (for health reasons and of course because I'd miss my Mister!). Anyhoo, the self catering digs are off campus and I wanted to be nearer the hub of things...so...I splashed out a little and booked myself into the Stirling Management Centre. I hear it's where the tutors are staying so maybe I can smooze for a few extra knitting tips over the breakfast table..haha.

2 comments:

Siobhan said...

Those colors are trippy! Very nice!

Cecelia said...

wow! that turned out beautiful! and so quick! you put me to shame--i think i'm on square 4 of a blanket that i started in...april? don't forget to post the finished pic on ravelry :)