Sunday, 10 July 2011

Year of projects - 2 blankets and a stole

This is my first update post, and I haven't cast on anything new yet.

I'm in the middle of a quiltalong, with a deadline to meet later in the month as it's a retirement present for my mum. So it's been all about the sewing and ironing here!

I do have some knitting on the go too though, all WIPs before the 1st July.

I started a simple lace stole when we on holiday at the end of June. I'm still not sure about the yarn - I frogged a partly completed Trillian shawl as the yarn just didn't look right to me - maybe this will end up gifted...




I have a granny stripe blanket on the go. It's on hold for the summer as it's big enough to cover my legs now. I've done 34 stripes and I made the beginning chain reallllly long. It's going to be massive, and a stripe takes an hour.


I'm also working on another blanket, the fabulous Lizard Ridge. This is definately a long term project, to be slotted in between other work. I've completed 2 squares, and I love them both! I just love how the colours change in Noro Kuyreon, and how well the knitting pattern works with it.



Here are the balls for the next two squares - I'm ridiculously excited about how they'll turn out.




Hobbycraft opened a new store within walking distance yesterday, and it's an enormous one. On two floors. With lots of fabric, and lots of yarn, and more things I really don't need but really want.

I went in twice, but was extremely restrained and came out with one ball of yarn. It was Rowan Lima, in a really lovely mossy shade of green (the photo is rubbish, the colour is much richer). I'm going to use it to cast on a Sev[en] Circle for my friend's 40th. That's in two weeks, so I'd better get on with it.....


14 comments:

  1. Love the granny stripe. Looks like you've been busy.x

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  2. Ooh, love that Noro! It's my favourite yarn. Your Lizard Ridge looks fantastic, I've seen some gorgeous completed projects, so I'm sure yours will look amazing!

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  3. I'm so jealous of your local hobbycraft - I wish they would open one near me. Noro is great to work with - waiting for the next colour to appear is addictive x

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  4. I like all of your colours especially on the striped blanket.

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  5. Love the colors in your lizard. 2 hours a strip....wow, your crocheted striped ghans sounds huge. I like the colors in the shawl.

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  6. Those blankets are gorgeous and such big projects! I get excited about Noro also-such a unique yarn. We must be deprived here in Seattle as we don't have any Hobbycraft stores. I think we need some though!
    *smiles and happy knitting

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  7. Those balls of Noro are gorgeous! Isn't it fun to just knit along and see what happens?

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  8. Gorgeous, gorgeous and more gorgeous! I've had the sev[en] circle in my queue for ages - I'm really wishing I'd added that to my YoP list now! Loving everything you're working on and looking forward to your next update! :)

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  9. Your Granny Stripes looks good enough to eat! Gorgeous photos.

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  10. Your projects are all lovely colours, the lizard ridge is great

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  11. the lizard ridge is intruiging. I, too, love your colors

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  12. Good grief! An hour a row is crazy talk, woman! ;) Love the progress! Keep chugging.

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