Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Knitting Marathon..

I have a few new pictures of my never ending knitted throw that I am doing. I seem to have been knitting squares for months, hang on a minute I have been knitting squares for months! I subscribed to a magazine called The Art of Knitting to help with my own knitting and the idea of trying different stitches in squares and then sewing them together seemed a good idea. However, there was a 6 month break due to publishing problems and then I got behind. So my wool mountain soon grew. I am determind to reduce this mountain and so far the start of 2009 has seen quite a few of them having been made. These are the latest...
They do not look very exciting to they? One of them has my beloved Moss stitch and the others are mainly knit stitch. I can embroider on these if I want to. The white one is quite a complicated one and I managed to do that one whilst if Disney in the evening. Each square measures approx 15 cm x 15cm.

These next ones taxed my brain a little bit, especially the burgundy one with the hearts knitted into it.

The little bits of paper have numbers on so that I now where they should be when sewing them together. It does not sound difficult but I have knitted squares coming out of my ears, During half-term Sophie and I tried to sort out what I had and what I still needed to do. Honestly, you had to be a fly on the wall. Needless to say we gave up and I decided as long as I had enough I was not going to worry if it was not in exactly the same order as the magazine! Rebels aren't we?!

So I draped what I have sewn together over the sofa. It is not all here ...


I do have another section to add to this where the gap is. The colours are fairly repetitive but it does mean that you can use up all of the odds and ends.

I have many more to do but I thought that you might like to actually 'see' an update of the the blanket. This and my quilt are my main projects at the moment. I do have a couple of smaller items to do in between.

Well, this evening the three of us are going to start making a paper mache Mr Tickle for Book Week at Sophie's school. It is a competition and needs to be on display in the school hall by next Monday! The things we get up to for our children.

Bye for now

xx

7 comments:

Kitty said...

Blimey - you're not a beginner anymore if you can do things like that wonderful 'heart' square. Well done you! x

twiggypeasticks said...

Ooo looks gorgeous. The paper mache fun sounds good!!
Twiggy x

JuliaB said...

Ooooh that's LOVELY!!!! x

Bagladee said...

Its looking fantastic!! I'm knitting one too but its no way as grand as the one you are making!! Great job.

Primrose Corner said...

I love the way that throw is coming together. I like all the different colours and textures too. Enjoy making Mr Tickle. Sometimes I think it's us Schools are testing not our children at all.

maria said...

Great squares!
My son wants to dress up as Willie Wonka for book week. Mum, Dad and Grandma are going to be busy!

Gina said...

The squares look fabulous all stitched together.

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