It’s not often I need to wear a jumper (although it has been known) gloves, hats, generally warm knitted items… which is why I started knitted lace – coupled with the fact that it is very beautiful – in the first place. Knitting a shawl is perfect for knitting in the tropics, it doesn’t make me hot covering my lap whilst I’m knitting for a start! Accessories, decorations, home items are the way to go…
I participated in a lovely on-line event last weekend called #sheepishthanks yarn bomb, the idea is to make a make a little creation and leave for someone to find, to spread creativity and happiness, such a lovely idea.
I have recently started teaching knitting, on a Sunday I have a lovely Mother & daughter who come for lessons. The second week the young girl brought me a beautiful picture she had drawn thanking me for teaching her to knit.
This is my Sheepish Thanks… you can see more Sheepish Thanks on One sheepish girl
When you first start to learn to knit, a scarf always pops to mind for your first project, but when knitting in the tropics, not so useful. Another lady I am teaching had the idea she wanted to knit some bunting. I created a pattern for her and thinking about it, knitting bunting is a great way to learn knitting techniques on a small scale. The first one was maybe a bit too difficult as it had decreases on knit and purl side so I’ve decided to simplify it a bit and changed it all to knit side decreases.
The techniques required are being able to cast on, knit, purl, cast off and the additional techniques are:
k2tog – knit 2 together,
SSK – Slip, slip knit,
S2tog-k1-p2sso – Slip 2 together, knit 1 and pass slip stitches over
YO twice – double yarn over
Knitting the bunting triangles gave me the idea to do some Christmas bunting – so red and green bunting!!
For acrylics you can not use any heat, for small items an ironing board is an ideal place, pin the knitting onto the ironing board, with the pins at an angle, then spray the knitting with water and leave to dry over night.
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I am also knitting a wide silk scarf at the moment, the most beautiful colours, it looks so pretty on the needles….
It is very nearly finished, I am finishing off the second boarder however I have been distracted….Knitting the bunting got me in the Christmassy mood, wondering what I could do next, and instead of finishing off the scarf I have got side tracked with these little Christmas stockings…. Aren’t they so sweet?
You can get the pattern for these from Little cotton rabbits
I’ve planned my next wide silk scarf, I’m going to use the lovely green silk I bought inspired by Lola & Charlie and I think it’s time to design a new pair of yoga socks, they are great for trying out new stitch patterns.
Now, talking of Lola & Charlie, it’s time for the exciting news!!
When I came downstairs this morning, looked out of the right patio window and there was Charlie sitting very proud I thought on the palm leaf, not thinking too much of it I opened the curtains on the left patio window to see if I could find Lola…
Thanks for dropping by, see you next week…