Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Yarn Along



I started reading The Horse Boy by Rupert Isaacson this morning and I am finding it very interesting. I've been reading a lot lately and wish I had made a list of the books I've read as I did last year, because I forget things. People ask for a book recommendation and I can't remember the name of anything I've read! I definitely will implement the list again next year, I might even do the odd review here.    

I'm on my sixth baby washcloth for my two friends who are expecting babies next month. One friend knows that she is having a little girl, so that's where the lilac and lemon cloths with flowers on are going. The other couple prefer to be surprised, so the white and yellow are for their baby - I will add flowers at the last minute if it is a girl. I am going to buy some nice baby soap and a little bath toy for each baby to go with them. 


I met Curly Girl for lunch today and took a picture of her jar cover, as I forgot before I gave it it to her a week or two ago. She's off to University again this weekend, and she says she will use it on her desk for her pens and pencils. 

I've also been working on the poncho again, just borders at the neck and bottom edge to do and then some fringing. It would be good to be able to wear it this autumn, it's been hanging around unfinished for too long. Hopefully I will have the finished object to show you in a Yarn Along post soon. 



Joining in with Ginny

12 comments:

  1. oh I love knitted washcloths! I'm mostly using them in the kitchen to wipe things as we don't buy paper towels so I need to knit more of them for when one set is in the washing...yours are adorable! the flowers are a really nice touch.

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    1. Thank you Jarka, I love the little flowers too.

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  2. I'm making gazillions of "Grandma's Favorite" dishcloths, in preparation for Christmas. I'm planning on pairing them with some nice lavender soap as teacher gifts, grandma gifts, etc . . . aren't those nice, simple knits so satisfying?

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    1. I love to make gifts for people, I think a homemade gift is lovely to receive. Not many of my friends/family are into crafts though, so I don't often receive a home made gift myself! I have a few ideas for making Christmas gifts this year, and I'm getting started nice and early.

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  3. Those washcloths look so soft. Love the flower. Is it you own pattern?

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    1. The pattern is here http://mackandmabel.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/knitted-flower-tutorial.html
      I'm not clever enough to write my own yet! One day....

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  4. Beautiful knitting! I use goodreads to keep track of what I've read, it helps me remember :)

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    1. That is a good idea. I think I joined goodreads a long time ago, but I never use it. I'll check it out, thanks.

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    1. Thanks, Cathy! I have to admit I am thinking of using the leftover wool to make some washcloths for myself, I like the colours, too.

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  6. Wow, how gorgeous! I LOVE the jar cover, and I hope it is something I could try to make too. I was thinking of trying to make some little owl stuffed animals for my friend's daughter, and I really wanted to use buttons for the eyes until I realized that no matter how tightly I sewed them on, that wouldn't the safest thing in the world. But now I see: felt is the answer! Thank you for the inspiration!

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    1. I didn't know how I was going to tackle the jar cover when Curly Girl asked if I could do a sky with clouds. I thought of trying to embroider them on, but I'm not very confident in my embroidery skills, then I wondered about knitting them into the pattern, but thought they would be too angular if I did that, so felt it was! I am quite pleased with the result. I think felt would be great for the eyes on toys for your friend's daughter, or embroidery if your skills are better than mine!

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