Monday, 29 August 2011

Nearly finished the GAAA

The end of the aran afghan is finally in sight, all 24 blocks from the book have been knitted, I've even designed my own block too so I have a 5'x5' square , I'm now in the middle of sewing all the blocks together then its just the border left to do.
Its very snuggly, DS2 has already decided its his.

GAAA sewn up
I'm determined to get this finished by next monday to show off to the knitting group at the library.

Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Spring stash dash update

Well, this is whats left of the Spring stashdash basket, I still have 2 1\2 x 400g balls of aran destined to be knitted into a Great Aran American afghan, 3 balls of wendy happy which will become mythos and a skein (now balled) of moondance which will be the mystery shawl from Wendyknits. The orange fluff is a fibre with mohair in, I'm aiming to spin a spindle full of fine yarn which will be plied on itself to hopefully produce a laceweight yarn.

This is what I've achieved from the basket so far since mid April

A cardigan in king cole mirage for Mums birthday, she says it fits perfectly 4 and a bit more squares for the Great Aran american afghan

I finished Kvothe, kitted in zauberball

And spun 5og of oatmeal BFL (front) and 20g of browngrey BFL (back)

Hopefully I dont get too distracted and manage to work my way through more of the basket.

Friday, 6 May 2011

Spring Stashdash

I decided to join in the Spring Stashdash taking part over at the Stash Knitdown group on Ravelry. The idea is you fill a basket with stash\ current projects and only work on those until the end of June.

Heres my basket with the planned knitting in it.

And it all spread out on the bed, theres a bit of fibre there too to spin with
So far I have finished the shawl at the left front (the orang and purple yarn) and knitted up 2 balls of the blue striped yarn,
I think I might swap the grey skein for another as I am going to knit my neice some socks for her birthday at the end of June.
Wonder how long it will take for me to get fed up with these projects, or whether I will see the bottom of the bin by the end of June.

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Its been 6 months .. what have I been up to

Hi, since last blogging I completed the naknitmo challenge. I originally thought I could knit 30000 stitches in a month, I managed 68992.

Knowing I knit that much means theres no reason why my stash is as big as it it. I took pics for 'flash your stash' day on Rav at the start of April, I can just get it all squeezed onto a double bed

I decided at the start of the year to only buy more yarn if I could buy it in person, so made sure that I stocked up when away at Skipnorth in March. Some of this has now been knitted up