Saturday, January 17, 2015

ZigZag Progress

The scrappy blanket is making progress.I've used up about 800g of sockyarn so far. It's still loads of fun to knit, One stripe is about 160cm long, so this should turn out to be a nice big, warm blanket.

As a quick in-between project I've also knitted a hat, just in case it should get colder (my old had doesn't even cover my ears, so something a bit warmer was definitely needed.
I have blocked it over a dinner plate. It came out nice a slouchy, just the way I wanted.

Friday, January 02, 2015

Things I've Been Up To

First of I want to wish you all a Happy New Year.
I've been with friends, eating too much (though not that much drinking other than a sip of champange to greet the new year).
For Chistmas I had made two pairs of socks, which I both forgot to take pictures off before I gave them away. My parents also got potholders (the last one I've made show a little bit of use and a few burn marks, so it was time for a new set)
My sister saw those, and hinted she could use a new pair, too.
Both pairs come from my cotton stash and I have still plenty left for at least another pair.

Speaking of left over yarn. I decided to knit a scrappy blanket using the sock yarn left overs.
The plan is to knit 8 to 10 stripes on the diagonal with different width. I'm holding the yarn double and switch out one color every 6 to 10 rows. Primary I'm going to use blues and greens and some neutrals, with a few dashes of other colors now and then.
If you happen to have some sock yarn in those colors left over, I'm more than happy to take those off your hands.
I'm also back on the sewing machine. For one thing I finally basted the scrappy quilt top I made months ago and which has been sitting in my craft room looking at me accusingly every time I came in. I'm planning on doing the actual quilting this weekend.
I also had a quick sew for a kindle stand.
Basically a kind of sack sewn to give it a triangular shape, then stuffed with fabric sraps and a cup of dry beans (for weight). It's not perfect - to begin with, I stuffed it too tight first time round - but it does it's intented job.