Tuesday, 31 January 2012

I'm feeling a bit wooly

Sorry it's been a while girls. 
I've had such a busy couple of weeks. I'm back to work and with my bad back still very much in attendance the days are feeling longer than they actually are.  
Anyway ... that's enough self pity, on to my makes.

To be honest there's not much to show for these last couple of weeks, I have been hookin' when I feel up to it in my spare time, and I am trying to get ahead on the blanket squares swap.  


I am rather slow at crochet but I do enjoy it and I have got myself a small pile of lovely squares on the go.



I think it's a lovely idea and can't wait to see what squares everyone makes and swaps, won't it be nice to snuggle up with the laptop and a cuppa under a real blogger blanket once they are all sewn together.





Working with the wool again I have been itching to make something substantial.  I am a keen amateur knitter and it has been years (23, eek!!) since I knitted an actual garment, it was a 'stunning' white batwing mohair jumper with a large rose pattern on one side, it took me forever and my Mam shrunk it after it's first outing!

I am a fan of Simply Knitting Magazine and this month's issue had a jumper on the cover that I thought I could fancy having a go at, so before I could talk myself out of it I ordered the yarn and have the knitting needles on standby. 



I went for the grey yarn and can't wait to get started with it, maybe it will be ready for next winter, I'll keep you posted.

11 comments:

VintageVicki said...

That pile of squares is growing nicely :)

Like the look of the jumper but don't think my knitting skills are up to it (still).

LaaLaa said...

I love the colours you've used and I love that last square! Can't wait to see your completed jumper. Xx

GiddyStuff said...

I love those squares, i'm so annoyed with myself for missing this swap, but i'll look forward to seeing what others are doing for it x

ziggy2407 said...

Hi Kandi

I fell in love with that jumper too and cant wait to get started.

Love your crochet too

Take care, rest too

Love C x

Pene said...

Love your squares they are definately putting me to shame as am still not managing the crochet thing!! Can't wait to see your jumper once done the wool looks lovely.
Hope your back feels better soon, keep taking the painkillers;)
Hugs
Pene x

lemonade kitty said...

Love the colour of the wool once you've casted on there'll be no stopping you!! Lucey x

♥ emma bear forever ♥ said...

I've managed three squares so far, I will post a pic now that I know we can :0)
Love the last one, very fancypants! Also looking forward to your completed jumper xx

WoodbankCrafts said...

I can see why you like that jumper, good luck with knitting it. I'm sure it'll come out great :) x

littleredcraftingcorner said...

ooooo good luck with the jumper!!! I have just started my first proper jumper :-D

vicky said...

Hi I'm just like you love knitting cross stitching rag rugging baking etc. Im trying to learn patchwork, get to grips with improving my finishing techniques with knitting and crochet. where did you learn to crochet?
Where or how did you learn to crochet?
Do you find you have lot5s of books etc full of ideads that you want to get round to making? I know I do.
Your blog is great truly inspirational

vicky said...

Hi I'm just like you love knitting cross stitching rag rugging baking etc. Im trying to learn patchwork, get to grips with improving my finishing techniques with knitting and crochet. where did you learn to crochet?
Where or how did you learn to crochet?
Do you find you have lot5s of books etc full of ideads that you want to get round to making? I know I do.
Your blog is great truly inspirational