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Been knitting on and off for about 50 years, sporadically trying to crochet, just bought a lucet. More details about my knitting, crochet and tunisian crochet can be seen at https://www.ravelry.com/people/Rosebark for which you need to be a member, but this is free.

Friday, 16 September 2011

Thankie Blankie

 Just realised I said I would put up a photo of the finished item.  Have obtained permission from Franney to do this.  She kindly put it all together and this is the result:

My squares can be seen at row 4 column 2 and row 1 column 4.  DD's are at row 1 column 3 and row 3 column 4. As can be seen from the detail photo on the right Franney beautifully crocheted it all together with a multi-coloured yarn she had no other use for.  Josie, who collected the yarn in the first place, took the blanket to the lady's daughter and was told the lady had now had to go into a home, thanked us and said she would take the blanket to her soon.

Sock Singular

My policy of only posting finished items has slipped slightly.  Well, this is a finished item; it just needs another one like it to be useful!

Daughter liked the socks I did myself in this yarn so much she begged me to knit a pair for her.  She's perfectly capable of knitting, but her first socks took about 18 months (or was it longer?) to knit and she now says she hates sock knitting, whereas, having discovered toe-up sock knitting I really quite like it.  These are from the same book as my ones in the same yarn, but at least a different pattern from that book, so we can tell them apart.

We both have trouble finding fun socks that fit, as I have said in my earlier post about socks, so I made sure to knit these socks big enough.  Oops, this one is actually slightly too big.  It's OK on her left foot, smoothed carefully to take up any slack, but really a bit silly on her right foot, so I'm having to make the right sock foot just a little shorter, so it will fit at least as well as this one does on her left foot - so right and left sock! Not something you'd get in shops!

More things will eventually appear on here as they get finished.  I currently have three items on the go - the second sock, my cardigan and now have started a Rudolf for Christmas, plus other things in my mental queue.  I am sticking to my 'yarn diet' though - all the things in progress and planned will be made from yarn I already have.