Thursday, August 30, 2012

More Hexagons

More Hexagons by RooKnits
More Hexagons, a photo by RooKnits on Flickr.

Blanket progress...

Monday, August 27, 2012


This special handspun yarn has been waiting for the perfect project for quite a long time. It is a a 3ply yarn made up of 3 singles each single coming from a seperate 100g braid of The Yarn Wench Falkland:  464m / 310g - 16wpi Pop yarn
I got it in a swap with a friend on Ravelry back in 2009. I thought it might make the yoke of a cardigan for me, but when I saw Knittingtastic's Pop! Cardigan I knew it would be perfect. The patttern is from Knit Now magazine (issue 11) - (this magazine also has an amazing pair of socks also designed by Rachel) and was designed to be a quick weekend project with 100g of DK yarn.
 It took me 3 evenings to make the smallest size - and then another week to choose buttons! Pop!
I wasn't sure how the yarn would knit up, but now I am left hoping that my bump is a girl... as don't think I can part with it!

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

African Flower beginnings

African Flower beginnings WIP Wednesday - another blanket started

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Ripples for Sophie

The latest big project has been a crochet ripple blanket made from Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino using the Attic 24 instructions.
I dug out all of the scraps and half balls of this yarn I had accumulated over the past few years and started rippling in the middle of May using a 4mm hook.Ripples After a few rows I decided to use a random stripe generator to make my yarn selection easier. I'm still not 100% happy with the way the colours work together, but it got better as it went along.Sophie's Ripples I finished this on the 9th July by adding a border of trebles in cream and then a row of double crochets in purple.
 Sophie's Ripples
 It measures 75cm x 95cm and is making new baby Sophie very cosy!
 Sophie and her ripple blanket


July 2012 1. Big track, 2. Rockin', 3. Big boy bed, 4. All I need now is a cake!, 5. Building inspector, 6. Tired boys, 7. Birthday Boy, 8. King Thomas, 9. Brown clothes from Uncle Bodger, 10. Boys, 11. Tiger PJs, 12. Ripples, 13. Lilian the Engine, 14. Bude beach in summer!, 15. Sunflowers at The Eden Project, 16. Making pancakes, 17. White Lady Waterfall, Lydford Gorge, 18. SAND!, 19. Nose stealing, 20. My first haircut, 21. Monkey, 22. Hat for Grace, 23. Sliding, 24. Baktus, 25. Jul 12 050, 26. The Tiger Who Came to Tea