Sunday, 14 June 2009

"Never Ending Knitted Blanket....progress...

I can see a glimmer in the distance (and yes it might a train, but it is the knitting train!). During half term I tried to knit a square each evening and I managed quite a bit. As the weeks have gone on I have had trouble trying to stick to that, but I am getting there.

I started to sew them together a little while ago, and last weekend I decided to lay it all out on the living room floor to get some idea of where I had got to. It is meant to be 10 squares by 10 totally 100 squares (what was I thinking when I started this?).

Whilst making this blanket I have learnt many new stitches and I am getting better at reading basic patterns. There are embellishment stitches to add and I thought that I may make up my own as those suggested are a bit repetitive. Once it is sewn together I thought that I might try and crochet a little edging around it to help keep the blankets shape. Well that is the plan.

Last weekend I made a bit of a spontaneous decision to buy a new mobile. It is nothing flash ,£30 in fact. My beloved Kath Kidston limited edition phone is starting to play up a little and I wanted something a little more reliable for the school trip to France. I shall keep the other phone and just swap the sim card back as I really do like the Kath Kidston design on it.

This time I thought that I really should make more use of a mobile phone case and luckily I was able to adjust one that I had made as a sample for the project that I run at school.

Made from bright pink felt on the outside and white felt on the inside. The button needed moving a little because this phone is longer than the last one.

I cut out flowers from a piece of felt that was covered in the green flowers. They were stitched on with running stitch. The button is a lovely bright green.

The flowers were then sprinkled over the flap and partway down the back of the case. The whole thing was then put together using blanket stitch. So I sort of recycled it. I have found another technique that I am very new to but I am loving very much so another mobile phone cover may well be created very soon!!!

Back tomorrow with news on that and my Workshop on Saturday.

Have a good week.

xx

7 comments:

wonderwoman said...

now correct me if i'm wrong but i'm sure you said you didn't knit much - well for someone who doesn't you have made a beautiful blanket - its gorgeous! and i love your little phone holder - how cute is that!

xx

JuliaB said...

That blanket is fab! And something I might be able to manage myself with my limited knitting ability ... I might make enough squares by the time I have grandchildren!! x

summersadie said...

What great projects!

jellybelly*jellybrain said...

As a knitter, I wonder whether you would you be interested in joining in the Craft Hope project?

http://crafthope.com/?p=200

jo said...

That phone case is sooo cute!

Primrose Corner said...

Love the phone cosy. The blanket is looking good. I like the idea of crocheting an edge ont it I think it would help it keep it's shape.

inkberryblue said...

Your blanket's working up beautifully. I think a crochet edging would work really nicely too.

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