Not much more to do…

The two crest of the wave squares are complete and one of the Sands of time.

Particularly like the Sands of time piece. Always enjoy a bit of a twist and cable ๐Ÿ˜‰

One more of these to do and then the intarsia which I keep putting off….

Still procrastinating but sending woolly wishes,

Jane โ™กโ™กโ™ก


Frogging is the order of the day๐Ÿธ

Just as I was congratulating myself on only 5 squares to go I have spotted a boo boo ๐Ÿ˜•

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 ๐Ÿ˜Œ That will teach me to do an extra few rows before bedtime ๐Ÿค” 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 โ™กโ™กโ™ก


Will soon just be left with the dreaded antarsia square ๐Ÿค”

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 โ™กโ™กโ™ก


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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

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 ๐Ÿค”

My efforts so far!

And the KAL goes on…

Woolly wishes,

Jane โ™กโ™กโ™ก


What a dollop of drivel….

I should probably apologise as you have all been inundated with fairly mindless posts from me. Hey I have had time off work so I have wanted the world to know what I have been up to. At least I spared you the today I boiled an egg post ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

We went to Wales

I managed quite a bit of knitting. I have hit the half-way mark on the nautical KAL and I started a pink Guernsey this month. Front and back are complete and one of the sleeves is well underway. ๐Ÿค—

And look at my beautiful clematis that was in flower when I got back from Wales

I mowed the lawn yesterday in between tackling loads of holiday washing. So that is my August. Back to working tomorrow so sadly back to random blogging – I would like to think quality as opposed to quantity ๐Ÿ˜‚

For those of you enjoying a bank holiday weekend I hope you are having a fabulous time and to everyone stay safe.

Woolly wishes,

Jane โ™กโ™กโ™ก


Some frogging was needed ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

I have completed half the squares for the nautical blanket – yay! I started on the intarsia square on the last evening of my hols.

It should be a neutral background with a navy anchor. Have to admit I have never really got to grips with this type of colour work. I much prefer to weave in the colours on the reverse as I find myself having to sew up holes when I am sewing in my ends ๐Ÿค”

As can be seen from the above photo I haven’t got that far into the square, it has curled up and I had a real tangle of yarn and guess what I made a mistake and hadn’t noticed for four rows. Normally I would carefully unpick each row until I had worked my way back to the mistake but the yarn was in such a robble that I made the decision that it all had to go ๐Ÿ™„

I now have half a dozen little balls of yarn, all neatly wound up. I have bought the next issue today and the next squares are single colour – one cabled the other a bit lacy. I am going to put off the intarsia for a while ๐Ÿ˜‰

I hope that your holiday projects are going better than mine?

Woolly wishes,

Jane โ™กโ™กโ™ก


And the next instalment is out today….

A bit of progress to report. I have completed the toggle knot squares and I am now working on a textured waves square.

I am quite enjoying this square. Although it has holes from decreases and making stitches it is not as lacy and fiddly as the previous lacy square. Quite a nice little rhythm to the stitches ๐Ÿ™„

However I am still an issue behind and the new one is out today so better get a move on.

Woolly wishes,

Jane โ™กโ™กโ™ก


A nautical knot …

Just watching the estuary drain, ready to fill up again tonight.

I have brought my KAL with me to try to catch up. I am woefully behind and the next part is out on Thursday ๐Ÿ˜‰

This square is called the toggle knot and I have enjoyed making it, always love a bit of cabling โ˜บ

Filling my free time up productively.

Woolly wishes,

Jane โ™กโ™กโ™ก


Progress may be a strong word?

So part 3 of the Let’s Knit nautical blanket became available at the beginning of July and part 4 is out on Thursday. I have nearly completed the blocks from the first and second release…

I am still behind and in need of a spurge of energy or something to catch up ๐Ÿค”

I am quite pleased with my blocks so far although my colour block still curls a bit at the edges ๐Ÿ˜‰

I could say it was breezy when I took the photo ๐ŸŒฌ but I would be lying. My colourwork is always a bit tight ๐Ÿ˜‹

Hoping that you are all having a restful Sunday.

Woolly wishes,

Jane โ™กโ™กโ™ก


Better late than never….

This is a rather tardy June round-up and will be rather short as I didn’t get up to much last month.

Work sort of took over last month and the sheer quantity got a bit overwhelming. The care and all the extra cleaning are ok but the constant bombardment of paperwork was a bit much. Hopefully things will be better this month.

Not much on the knitting front!!!

– a baby cardi

– LKKNITALONG (ongoing)

– Wally the Whale ๐Ÿณ

I have been dabbling with patchwork as well.

Here’s to a more creative July.

Woolly wishes,

Jane โ™กโ™กโ™ก