Posts tagged ‘Knitting’

May 16, 2011

Craftathon

I’ve had a bit of a craftathon today; Firstly I finished my first square of a patchwork blanket I’m making as part of Twit Knit Club (A virtual knitting club on Twitter). This was the brain child of Scarlett Curtis aka Teen Granny, see details here. It’s such a great idea; seeing/ hearing everyone elses progress via twitter will hopefully spur me on to finish the blanket, it will also give me something to knit at my real life knit club. I’ve gone for a striped design:

I also finished my felt chihuahua as featured in Mollie Makes magazine and taken from Felties, a fabulous book (which I really want now). I think I’ll turn him into a badge.

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April 1, 2011

Three things I love;

Melanie Porter

Knit the city’s Phonebox cosy

Some amazing yarn-bombing in Bristol captured by That Kate

March 16, 2011

Knitting + Pudding = Joy

So knitting club has (inevitably?) transformed into pudding club: we discuss the week’s dilemas, eat a sugar based foodstuff and then, if there’s time, do a bit of knitting (we are a massive cliche, I know) This week we had an AMAZING chocolate fondant pudding courtesy of Emily.

I am still battling with the owl cushion but to satisfy my need for a quick pay-off I have made a pair of chunky leg warmers as well:

February 17, 2011

Twit-Twooo

 

Picasso Owl

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At Knitting club this week I decided to start the Owl cushion, however following a knitting pattern is not as easy as the grandma’s make it look. I am now on my fifth attempt, hopefully the perseverance will pay off in the form of Olive the owl, a partner for my friends lovingly created owl Olaf!

Knitting Club

 

Twit-Twooo

 

In the mean time I have developed a slight obsession for Owl things;

                                                                                 Night Owl cushion from Bouf.com

                                                                      Vintage knitted owl cushion, get the pattern Here

                                                                               I LOVE these three from Donna Wilson

 

                                                                            Glass owl’s from Retro Art Glass

                                                            A print I bought for my Husband by Lucie Sheridan

                                                        For all beautiful things Owl related; have a peek at My Owl Barn

January 30, 2011

Cat-proof knitting

One of the problems with knitting is that my cat Luna thinks it is a fun game I invented just for her, luckily I received a Christmas present from my crafty mum to reduce the cat interference when knitting, it’s a lovely basket to hold my balls of wool while knitting with a homemade lining;

Basket in action

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