Thursday, 11 May 2017

Wonky Donkey

The donkey has been made for the donkey sanctuary in Manchester, they sell them in their gift shop to raise money for the charity. My husband called him wonky due to his bandy legs, poor thing, I think he has had a hard life!!

I have started a little embroidery, I was inspired by a programme I watched on hochanda all about Rowandean embroidery kits, I just had to get the sewing hoop out and have a go.

This is a little card that I made, embossed flowers in the middle with a parchment frill

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

knitted snowflake mitts, neck warmer knitted slippers and rose card

It has been hard to find time to blog again as my mum has been in hospital with pneumonia, but I am glad to say that she is feeling much stronger now and getting more like her usual self.
I have finished the snowflake mitts that I have made for myself and this time they are a good fit, I started to make a hat to go with them, not in the same pattern but in similar colours but I didn't like how it was turning out so I made a neck warmer instead.


The neck warmer is knitted with the same brown and cream as the mitts with a little pink to make my wool go further.
This weekend was nice and sunny, I knitted these slippers while sitting in the garden.

This is a nice little card made for my mum's friend

Friday, 10 March 2017

Nordic mitts, childrens cardigan and practical knitted jumper

Hello, here is my update, a bit late again. I have finished my Nordic mittens, they were a little bit big for my small hands so I have donated them to the knitting club for their charity stall. I have now started another pair in a different pattern and made them a smaller fit, I will post these next time

I have made a little cardigan for my niece Abby, it is just a basic hooded cardigan decorated with embroidered flowers.

I have been knitting for weeks a practical grey jumper made from recycled wool from a crochet jumper that I had, the neck was a bit to wide so I thought that I would undo and make something else and here it is.

Friday, 3 February 2017

finished knitted jumper and glove

My knitted jumper is now completed, I have had it on twice and it is wearing well, I have got a nice scarf to go with it.

I have started knitting a pair of Nordic style mittens, I have only completed one at the moment. I knitted them on double pointed needles with DK yarn, left over from my jumper.

The front is the same pattern as the back. The fair isle knit gives the mitts a warm and cosy feel which will keep my hands warm.

I have also made two cards this week

Friday, 13 January 2017

knitted cable hat and jumper update

Happy New year to you all! I have been neglecting posting on my blog again, there is always other things to do but most important I have still found time to craft. The jumper pattern has been sorted and I have just one more sleeve to go before it is finished

I have also knitted a new hat to keep out the cold, today we had our first snow with very strong wind so my hat was just the job.

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

finished knitted patchwork cushion and jumper project

The cushion is now backed with a matching green material and a knitted border.

My next project is a new jumper

I am having problems with this pattern already, I started knitting the front first but the triangle pattern in the middle didn't look right. There are two stitches C2F and C2B, I think they have printed the instructions wrong as the C2F is worked on the back instead of the front and the C2B is on the front, I have always knitted them the other way round before. In the end I started to knit the back and I will test the pattern

Friday, 18 November 2016

knitted patchwork cushion

I have been working on a knitted patchwork cushion, at first it was going to be a blanket but it was taking to long so I decided on a cushion. I knitted different sizes of blocks using different knitted stitches and embellished them using mainly chain, cross stitch and lazy daisy stitches. I now have to add a border and back

I have also made another parchment Christmas card