Saturday, 25 February 2012

Well Hello.... Dolly!

Six little dollies,  5 Jelly Babies and a super hero for my friend Laura for her Help the Heroes fundraiser.  Hope they're ok Laura.

Six Dollies

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Little Finishes For My (New) Donation Pile

I bought Let's Knit Magazine on Sunday and the free gift was 3 small ball of yarn and a pattern for two pairs of baby socks. Well, since there are no young babies in my family now (and none going to happen, lol), I thought I'd make them up and donate them. I know a certainly lady who would be pleased to receive these for her charity. ;-)

The pair on the left are knitted on straight needles and the pair on the right are knitted on DPN's. My first project on DPN's! Even with colour changes they still turned ok! WOOOO

Saturday, 11 February 2012

A Couple Of Weekend Stitchy Finishes

I put the knitting down on Thursday night before bed and haven't picked it up since. I've not lost interest, I was just working on something else.

Last Sunday (5th Feb) after the group (which my MIL attended for the first time), a little purchase was placed. My MIL (from here on in this post shall be known as Mum) & I decided to go into The Works to look at knitting books. Whilst there, we spotted a 'Keepsake Box' kit. This kit included a Stitchable Journal, Threads in white, blue and lavender, a needle threader (a double ended one which can be used for threading your yarn on to a darning needle), two tapestry needles, a 'Stitched By' sticker, a printed perforated card in a self adhesive card frame and a needlepoint guide. Did I mention the stitching is needlepoint? There was two of these boxes left so we both bought one each. Mum's didn't have the card band around hers to show what was included in the box but both had been opened. It wasn't until I got home I noticed the threads and sticker were missing from mine. Mum very kindly gave me hers as she wasn't going to use them.

The picture below shows the finished result. The perforated card and card frame were for the front of the box. So I hope you like it. On the left is the keepsake box with the finished design and on the right is the Stitchable journal.

Mum, if you would like me to stitch yours up then please let me know. There is plenty of those threads left.

Night night for now x

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Hats being modelled! *glee*

Got my hats to their very happy recipients last night!  OMG they were over the moon with them.  They really suit them!!


Fiona Front View
Fiona Side View

Toni Front View
Toni Side View

So that's me all happy.  Off for now... will update in a day or two.

Emz OUT!

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Warm Linen Stitch Blankie

Here is the pattern for the Warm Linen Stitch Blankie

Completed Blankie
CAUTION: This pattern may not be suitable for sufferers of joint pain or arthiritis due the weight blanket becomes.  Work gets heavier as you progress.



10 x 100g balls Sirdar Bigga (Colour used is 688 – Delta Blue).
10mm/US 15 needles (needles used are significantly smaller than recommended on ball band.  This gives a tighter stitch for warmth).

NOTE: Rows 3 and 4 starts the linen stitch rows.

Using 10mm/US 15 needles and cable method cast on, cast on 54 sts

Rows 1 & 2: Knit
Row 3:          K2, *k1, yfwd, sl1.  Rep from * to last 2 sts. K2
Row 4:          K2, *P1, yb, sl1. Rep from * to last 2 sts. K2
Rows 5 & 6: Rep rows 3 & 4
Rows 7 & 8: Rep rows 1 & 2.

Rows 3 – 8 sets pattern.  Rep pattern rows until work measures roughly 48” (122cm) ending in a Row 8, leaving enough for casting off. 

Cast off.

Weave in all loose ends.

© 2012 Emma Sloan

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Another finish!

And it's not a hat. I do have one hat done but it needs sewing up. I have decided to leave the sewing of that hat until the other one is complete. I started that tonight.

My finish in question is my own creation.

I acquired 10 100g balls of Sirdar Bigga about 3 years ago. This yarn is no longer in production so finding a pattern to try and make it in to a blanket was a tough feat and I failed. So I created my very own Warm Linen Stitch Blankie for my son!

After 2 days and now a very sore arm and back ( as I progressed it got heavier so it weighed down my arm and now I have a strain! Lol), my son has a new Blankie. This is a very warm piece so he will benefit from it. It does seem narrow but it does the trick!

Who want to see a picture??? I thought so...

Group in the morning so it's night night for now xxx

- Emz xxx