On the way back home after Mothers’ Day, I visited a fantastic handcraft shop. There is some gorgeous hand dyed, and handspun yarn there. And some delicious jam… amongst other things.
We are going away this week, and I need something to do in the car. Its decided that I will be using this gorgeous yarn. But what do I knit?? The pink yarn is an 8 ply (DK) and is 50g. The multicoloured yarn is 4 ply and also 50g.
Ive looked through some pattern books, but with the amount I have, its hard to know!
This year I got to see my Mum for Mothers Day! We live a while from my parents, so it usually doesn’t happen. It was very nice. And of course, I made my Mum something. She was gushing with happiness over them. My Mum, my biggest fan!
Here they are:
From this book:
With this yarn:
How was your Mothers Day? Any handmade gifts to show off?
Recently, I’ve been on a bit of a mission to use up my scraps and leftover yarn. So I got some larger yarn on the needles and made up this little dress for a favourite doll at our house. Ill admit, its a bit out there – not something I would sport myself! But it has the memories. The bottom yarn I used to make friends baby a newborn hat, the green and grey yarn was handspun by my Mum, the lighter blue is leftover from a jumper my Mum made for herself when I was little, and the darker blue was leftover from some interesting mittens I made, that ended up at my Mums – who proclaims they are some of the best mittens shes ever worn!
Whats the best thing you’ve whipped up from scrap yarn?
(As a side note, yes, the doll is wearing a loom band bracelet especially made by my 5 year old. Hey, dolls have to keep up with fads too!!)
This week I thought it was time to start an easy knitting project I could do without thinking. Conveniently, our Womens Ministry at church is knitting a blanket together to give to a local charity.
The squares have to be 20 x 20 cm and are preferred to be in 8 ply yarn on 4mm needles, and in the colours purple, blue or pink. Having used so much of my 8 ply stash for the big blanket I knitted, I don’t have any of those colours left in 8 ply. So I have used two 4 ply strands together. Its turned out really nice and firm. Perfect for a cosy blanket!
The photo shows it as a blue-purple colour, but its really a rich purple that has a light purple spun through it. So pretty 🙂
I posted about a green cardigan I finished last year. Not too long ago (ahem, over 2 years ago) I started the same cardigan but in a 5 ply. It was started on holiday, and stopped when the holiday did. It was destined for my eldest daughter. Well, it won’t fit now, so daughter #2 will be having it for this autumn, winter and spring.