ADDING TO THE STASH AGAIN!!!

Ooops. …

I am a bit of a lost cause – look what arrived today

I am trying to convince myself that this doesn’t really count as free gifts but I have my doubts as it still takes up space. I really must stop ticking the free gift box when on line!!!

Just got to think of something to do with it all before N throws me and my stash out πŸ˜…

Woolly wishes,

Jane β™‘β™‘β™‘

STASH-BUSTING #42

Getting my knots in a twist !

Well there is a bit of progress on the tangle that was the yarn dug out of the stash yesterday. I have started the knotty cowl. There is a bit of faffing about but the results are quite pleasing.

Usual sections as if twisting and cabling but extra work on the bits that are doing the moving so that they can be knotted.

My photo doesn’t really do it justice!!!

Then carry on a bit until ready to do the next knot.

Not looking forward to weaving in all of the ends and being of a certain age I think I might find it rather hot to wear 😝

This is something by Jo Alport that I found in Let’s Knit – every day is a school day πŸ˜„

Woolly wishes,

Jane β™‘β™‘β™‘

SELF-HELP #36

Being mindful in a muddle…

I believe those of us who knit have such an advantage in these uncertain times. An hour or so knitting before bedtime certainly clears the fog in my brain that has built up during the day. The night before last, for one reason or another, I ran out of time and didn’t manage a single stitch before bedtime and what a rotten night’s sleep or lack of sleep I had. I tossed and turned with all the trials and tribulations of the day running through my head. I went to work on auto-pilot yesterday. I had a good night last night – down to the hour and a half knitting beforehand but still feel a bit drained from the night before 😴

I am working on the chunky cardi. The back and left side are complete and I have just placed the pocket on the right front. Love this stitch sequence worked over ten rows, not too complicated but just enough to keep rhe mind occupied. And the chunky yarn knits up so quickly πŸ˜‰

But like so many of you I like to have a few projects on the go – the pink Guernsey is ready to be sewn up so that has been put to one side for the moment and the KAL tends to be done at work as small and slips in my bag – so I have been looking around for something else to do.

The pattern is for a cowl but the sequence worked involves knotting pieces of work together. Lots of holding stitches on needles or holders and cable needle so I could get in a right pickle but nothing ventured nothing gainedπŸ€”

And added bonus you need to have a couple of extra small balls of wool to join in on your work so I have spent an hour this morning on a tangle from my stash and not or knot to worry if I couldn’t undo the mess I could use the scissors πŸ€— although I will not enjoy sewing in all the ends if I complete it. But yarn from the stash bag so no extra expense!!!

Woolly wishes,

Jane β™‘β™‘β™‘

STASH-BUSTING #41

You’ve got to place a pocket or two…

Work is progressing on the chunky cardi. I have completed the back and now I am working my way through the left front.

I have just placed the pocket. Jolly useful in this day and age for keeping a hanky and a mask 😷

Do like how quickly this knits up.

Happy in the knowledge that I have a mask pocket πŸ˜‰ have a fab weekend.

Woolly wishes,

Jane β™‘β™‘β™‘

LKKNITALONG – A STEP BACKWARDS!

Frogging is the order of the day🐸

Just as I was congratulating myself on only 5 squares to go I have spotted a boo boo πŸ˜•

The Crest of a wave square

This sequence is worked over 12 rows and I have worked it over 14 rows on the fourth sequence 😌 That will teach me to do an extra few rows before bedtime πŸ€” So I will be starting my day with a bit of frogging. At least it wasn’t the first sequence….

But before that a nice cup of tea. A good strong builders brew to set me up for the trials and tribulations of the new day.

Hope your day has started better than mine?

Woolly wishes,

Jane β™‘β™‘β™‘

STASH-BUSTING #40

Falling off the wagon…

Since Lockdown and the ensuing restrictions I have been so good πŸ‘Ό Other than the wool for the Let’s Knit KAL and some freebie packs of wool I have not been adding to the stash. In fact everything that I have made has originated from the stash she says ever so righteously πŸ€—

However, this week I have bought some chunky yarn to make an ever so comfy chunky cardi, well that’s what it says on the pattern!!!

Worked over 10 rows there is just enough to keep the mind occupied and isn’t it great how quickly chunky weight knits up – instant gratification πŸ˜‰

And why aren’t I using yarn from my stash? For the simple reason I am not a fan of chunky yarn as a rule so don’t get tempted. Aran weight is my main weakness! However I saw this pattern and as there isn’t a vaccination yet for COVID looks like a lot of time will be spent in well-ventilated locations this winter so best be prepared with something woolly πŸ˜„

Woolly wishes,

Jane β™‘β™‘β™‘

LKKNITALONG – A BIT CLOSER

Will soon just be left with the dreaded antarsia square πŸ€”

I have completed the oyster squares and have now started something called the crest of the wave.

The little fat belly on the left of the picture is a garden Buddha belonging to N he is a bit of a fan.

Onwards and upwards.

Woolly wishes,

Jane β™‘β™‘β™‘

SEPTEMBER ROUND UP

Where is the year going…

Although I think 2020 will be the year I most want to forget!

I didn’t post as much last month so less drivel to wade throughπŸ˜‰

On the knitting front the Let’s Knit KAL is a couple of squares nearer completion.

I have done some baby knitting for a colleague at work who will become a grandma for the first time immently – always exciting news.

The pink Guernsey has a front, a back and one and a half sleeves. Need to get a crack on as the bad weather has arrived so not always possible to get laundry dry outside. Extra woollies are always a godsend πŸ˜‰

And talking about the laundry rope, the garden still looks like a building sightπŸ˜‘ but the wild flower seeds I planted on the otherside of the fence came up, admittedly so did a lot of weeds as wellπŸ€”

So now October has arrived time to start on the Christmas to do list.

Woolly wishes,

Jane β™‘β™‘β™‘

This and That Thursday

Happy Thursday! I will be honest this week has focused mainly on teaching and studying but I have enjoyed both. So here is what else I have been up to. Walking Lots of walking this week which has been nice and quite exciting when we saw a low flying Chinook helicopter. Knitting For the first […]

This and That Thursday

The Slivvers scarf kit was a gift from me. Sadly I was a bit late getting to Aldi so they had scarves from a couple of the houses and hats from a couple of houses. The only pair I could get was Slytherin (not sure if I have spelt that right being too old for Harry Potter) so look forward to seeing progress of the scarf and then the hat.

Knit on sis β™‘β™‘β™‘

Jane

LKKNITALONG – WHAT A PRETTY STITCH!

Still plodding along …

The last part of the Let’s Knit nautical KAL is now available, it is fair to say I am lagging behind but still soldiering on πŸ˜‰

This square is called wave and pod I have completed both of them but they do need blocking, hence I have pegged it out on a branch to show the twists and cables.

The intarsia square has been put to one side and will remain there until the end I think.

Currently working on something called the oyster square which is really pretty but quite a faff! Lots of wrapping wool round the needle twice and dropping extra stitches and then working on multiple stitches at a time. Ok for a small square but I wouldn’t want to do a big piece of work in this, regardless of how pretty it is πŸ€”

My efforts so far!

And the KAL goes on…

Woolly wishes,

Jane β™‘β™‘β™‘