Sunday, 27 January 2013

Ten stitch...

My ten stitch blanket is now just over a metre wide, and I still have a lot of yarn to destatsh.  
I have been enjoying some of the yarn labels.
The very 70s looking sugar and spice.
The twee superstar DK.
And the cute cool as cotton.  I've always thought of yarn labels as informative rather than decorative.  Maybe I will start to pay a little more attention!

Monday, 21 January 2013

Holiday crafting...

January is coming to a close, and I am only just sharing my holiday crafting... A squishy red festive hat for a friend, using the Farm Beanie pattern by Allison Britt and drops merino extra fine.
Wingspan for my mum, using drops delight.  I really like the long colour changes in this yarn, it works really well with this pattern.
And more freezer paper stencils, I love Fenny bags, for friends who just love Fenny Stratford.
I still have some other rather fabulous knitted gifts, but can't share them just yet!  In the meantime, have you seen this wonderful knitted Black Forest cake? 

Wednesday, 9 January 2013


Repetitive movements are slowly making the blanket bigger, and my lap warmer.

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Well hello 2013!

The start of any year is always full of good intentions, and this year is no different.  One of my resolutions is to de-stash.  I have a lot of yarn.  I have yarn that I've brought, yarn that I've been given, yarn without labels, tiny balls of yarn that I'm saving for a mystery occasion, yarn that seems to have appeared (maybe it multiplies?) and more sadly, yarn that I will probably never use.  I have a long list of projects that I want to make, however this generally involves buying more yarn (as there is never quite right yarn in the stash).  To try to combat this, I have cast on a ten-stitch blanket by Frankie Brown.
My aim is to use all the acrylic DK yarn that I have to create a big blanket.  The great thing about this blanket, is that there is no sewing up - hurrah!  I suspect that the random bright colours will create quite a kitsch finished piece, which is all good!  I just hope it doesn't take me seven years like the last blanket I made...  What are your crafty resolutions for 2013?