Monday, 7 January 2013

Twas the season to be knitting, fah la la la la la la la lah

This year I made all the little boyz in my in my life little crochet animals using one of the books I received as a leaving pressy from Bath.

Leo is well into Dinosaurs at the mo so he got this friendly little chap.

So  Bobby and I spent our first Crimbobs away from Bristol in 4 years. We travelled over to visit Mat, Chlo and Leo then on to Rob's parent's for the rest of the week. It was the perfect opportunity  to finish off some of those half done projects lurking down next to the sofa. I managed to finish off a tea cosy which I stopped messing with as it gave me a touch of the ol' RSI.

I also finally finished off a shawl I started with some fancy cotton yarn I treated myself to yonks ago.

I did allow myself a to start a new project too. Its ruddy freezing in the office at work so I thought I'd make myself a 'work' cardi. I used this fab little pattern from Ravelry called Graylina and it was easy peasy.

It knit up so so quick and has actually turned out a bit to nice for work!

While we were staying in Rutland, Rob's Dad revealed that he had done a bit of knitting in the past.  While at Primary school he has made a little weaved woolen bag and given it to his mum as a present. She passed away a few years and ago and Robs Dad was surprised to find it when clearing out her house -  she had kept it all those years!

Well, I thought it such a lovely knitty related story that I had to include it here in me bloggins.

So what will 2013 hold for Nanna??? Well I've vowed to cut back on the old knitting for others and concentrate on yarn bombing. Lets see if this ends up as every other resolution I've made or whether I manage to stick to it!

Saturday, 5 January 2013

Hey you guuuyyyyyyyys

Well Well Well. This was a bit of a mammoth project but it was defo worth the effort. Pip and Nicky asked me to make a baby blanket for their Goonies loving chum's new arrival. I foolishly started making tit in chunky yarn with 6mm needles - it turned into a monster, more of a blanket for a single bed rather than a little bubby.

I decided to make it as one main piece with the required motif plus top and bottom sections of patchwork in different textures. This worked out quite well as I could do the patchwork part on the move. 

And here is how it grew - 

To finish it off I added a crochet border with my new skillz.

Ta da!

Autumnal Knits

Autumn arrived with a bang for me - all down to starting a new job really. Its been quite hectic but I've managed to keep up with the wooly activity.

With my new crochet skillz I made a nice little cloche hat  and lacey collar for the very 1920s Sian

And Cat got some cutie pie Owls for her Bday