Monday, 30 March 2009

Mint Green Aran Sweater

Well I have Finished the Aran Sweater I was working on, have managed to complete it with the Month which I am rather pleased about.

The photo don't show the colour as well as I would like as it a nice Baby Mint Green, the yarn is Robin Baby Aran yarn it came in 400 grm balls & I have done this with 2 balls with some left over.

Now I have done a large garment i will go back to some socks, I want to experiment with trying out & doing some Trainer socks for DH i have some yarn left from a pair of socks I have knitted him so am thinking of using that but doing the heel & toe in black yarn just to make sure I have enough yarn as these will be experimental ones I am not too worry, I do think I can possible get 2 pairs of trainer socks from one ball as there is always yarn over from the ball when I have done a pair of socks & I know I am just a little short when i tried doing 2 pairs of socks for me from a ball, so keep watching this Blog for the results

Monday, 23 March 2009

Blocks for a DJ Quilt

Here are 4 blocks I have done for a Dear Jane quilt, well it not a true one as the blocks will be much larger a 9.5" unfinished & 9" in the quilt.

These blocks are working from top left Road to California, Pinwheel, bottom left is Shoo Fly, The Sickle.

I done 2 of each block & will be doing 18 different blocks but 2 sets 1 set I keep & the other set of 18 blocks will be going to a very good friend in California & she will be doing the same thing & sending me 18 blocks that she has worked on.

The fabric is P & B Textiles Moroccan Spice Range, I was very lucky as my friend sent me the fabric for my birthday last year, I should have got these blocks done but been lagging on doing them I just hope she will like my work

Thursday, 12 March 2009

Back of Aran Sweater

Here is the latest project I am working on it is the back of a Mint Green Aran Sweater am please with the way it going so far not a 100% if it will be for me originally it was but may not have it may be a gift not sure yet will wait until i finish it

Tuesday, 3 March 2009

More Pot Holders

Here is the latest of the pot holders (hot pads in the UK) one is a 9 patch block the other is a Friendship block the other 2 which are side by side those blocks are pictures of Teas with a teapot in the picture.

I have really struggle with these, I have struggle this week anyway have been feeling rather down, but i needed to get these done for a swap.

I am hoping to get my sewing machine serviced now that I have completed the pot holders.

On the knitting front I have not done any for well over a week since I did 2 back scrubbers, I have not come up with something that I want to do or can't find a pattern I guess that what happens when your down but I will be bouncing back & will start on new project soon that is for sure can't let being down beat you so keep watching this space for the next project
Our weather is turning again & we may have some sleet & snow but I know it will be nothing like that some parts of the USA are getting I hope you all stay safe & take care