Friday, March 4, 2011

Starting again

There's no doubt about it, I really enjoy knitting these little patches into a blanket. So here I go again. At the request of the welfare group I'm knitting for, it is acrylic - easier to wash for mothers in situations where facilities don't lend themselves to handwashing wool. As usual I'm picking up the stitches of the previous patches, which I find easier than sewing up. The other WIP will be leg-warmers for our oldest daughter who likes to wear purple. These are being made from a cone of one-ply wool that I bought at the op-shop (love the op-shop) I'm using seven strand together to achieve the tension required in the pattern and and a collection of needles to form a tube. It's taking ages; I'm slow at 1 x 1 rib.
The rellies from Canada are due to leave on Monday, heading for Queensland where it will be a little warmer than we've had it down here. Life will feel a little slower without them. We have really covered some ground with them over the past few weeks.
Lovely gentle autumn weather here today. Hope it's a good day wherever you are. Bye for now until next time.


  1. I need to try one of those blankets. Little squares look like a lot of fun to me!

  2. It's a good way to use up small amounts Laurie.

  3. Great day here too..
    The joining of the squares can be so tedious , knitting them up as you go sounds a good idea :)) and looks great what you have made so far..
    Hope you are able to have a crafty week :))

  4. It's so lovely to feel a cold change at long last and to look forward to pulling on warmer clothing... socks this morning*!*

  5. Pat I feel justified in giving in to my laziness because knitting as I go actually looks neater than my sewing.

    Annie our Canadian visitors are heading your way now and feeling cheated because our summer was so cool. I had to rejoice in the lack of hot weather and look sympathetic at the same time - not easy. :)

  6. This is sooo gorgeous! I can't wait to see the blanket when it's done! I love the colors in it! WE LOVE YOUR BLOG!
    xo Advice From a Caterpillar store