Monday, 10 March 2014

Two Finished Blankets

I have been meaning to show you two finished items for a few weeks now but as usual time just runs away with me!

The first blanket is one that has previously been seen on my blog & has had extensive coverage on instagram! This is my first knitted blanket. My friend is having a baby boy (any day soon) and I wanted to finish the blanket before the baby shower in mid February and I was happy to finish it at the end of January.

The blanket was gratefully received by the new owner and I simply can't wait to see the little baby wrapped up all warm and snug in it.

The Second is a blanket that I have been working on for around 18 months (a little to long). Again this is not a blanket for me, I have made this for a friend who lives down in the south of the country and has recently purchased her first home. I was pleased to eventually finish it and the new owner was very pleased to receive it too!

What do you think? you've just got to love a ripple blanket. It is so snug and warm I was reluctant to wrap it up and hand it over to the postman. I think I will have to make a ripple blanket for me!

Saturday, 8 March 2014

A Knitting Lesson

Today has been very cold and breezy, so not quite out doorsy weather just yet. I have spent a lovely afternoon with my little lady, teaching her to knit.

For Christmas my lovely friend ID & her hubby bought little lady some chunky knitting needles and chunky yarn so that she could learn to knit & today was the day …

The little lady took to it really well. I have to say I thought that she may be a little too young to start but I am very happy to be proved wrong on this occasion!

As you would expect there was many mistakes and we had to unpick the work a few times but in the end she got the hang of it.

A good hour or maybe two and a few tears later little lady got well into the knitting and is now confident that she will be making scarves for the entire family!!

Not bad for an afternoons knitting hey?

I think Mr. M will be feeling well out numbered now with both little lady and me knitting of an evening. I look forward to little lady joining in the girly knit nights when ID comes over for a knit & natter.

I shall keep you up to date on how the little lady's scarf progresses.