Monday, 1 September 2014

Your stash-busting favourite's and a new party!

Thank you to everyone who has linked their beautiful creations to the Summer Link Party, there are some truly lovely projects do take a look and visit the creators blogs for some great stash-busting inspiration.

So how are you all doing with the stash-busting are you pleased with your progress? lets make an extra effort we still have three months to go, you can bust an awful lot of stash in three months.

Please let me cast your minds back to the May Stash link Party, as promised here are your favourites it doesn't seem five minutes since we were looking forward to the start of Summer and here we are in September and it's over already

Top left- Sarah's Kitchen pretties
Top right- Katka's Tablecloth
Bottom left- Ali's Daisy mandala
Bottom right- My Violet Meadow Blanket

Well done ladies everyone loved your beautiful creations.  There were others I could have featured here but I couldn't find either the stash-busting or the link party button on your blogs, remember if you want your work to be featured please display the button then I will know it's ok to use your photo's.

The September Stash Link party is now up and running anyone can join in but please link only projects that you have made from your stash.

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Friday, 29 August 2014

Block a Week Friday

Block 165
Four Square

I enjoyed knitting this one, making the four little square's was fun, by decreasing in the centre you form a mitered square it's amazing how a a flat piece of work turns into a square if you would like to try it, there is a video how to here 

I did think the sewing up would be a headache but it wasn't really and even though I sewed them the wrong way I still like the finished result. I think a blanket made up of little squares would look lovely, a great way to use up all your little bits of yarn.

Rating - easy
Curl - 0
size - 6"x 6"
ends - 8

An even better example of this block

Made by Triccia
Tricia has sewn them correctly and it makes a much neater finish. :)

Progress -  number of different blocks made = 35
Numbers - 181417, 19,24, 26 30,31,34,36 4041, 42,43,44, 45,48, 5256,58,6267,70,90,92,96 98,100113,133,153,165, 200209
(Click on the number to see the block.)

Linking with

Hope you all have a great weekend. :)

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Tuesday, 26 August 2014

One for me.

I actually finished this top a few weeks ago


If you can remember I bought the yarn back here
It was really fun to make and the pattern was easy to follow but I'm not really sure what I think of it, I sort of like it but even though it's made with a cotton yarn it's Aran weight so it's too warm to wear it when the weather is hot and it's not warm enough when the weather is cold because of the short sleeves and the holes of course...

 so I suppose the only option is to wear it when the weather is warmish and add a cardigan if it gets too cold...

I'm going to wear it today for the first time so it's on trial as it were. I think I should have made a larger size because it shows up my lumps and bumps. If I don't feel comfortable in it then it's going to be frogged. 

 I really don't know why I bother trying to make things for myself I never wear them.. perhaps I'm just too fussy what do you think would you wear it? be honest :)

You can find the pattern here

I think this is the first thing I've made thats not a stash-buster for months or could it be years? it seems strange not linking it to the stash link party, you have until Sunday evening to link your stash-busting makes to the Summer Stash Party do take a look at the lovely Summer projects you have all been making.

For those who are counting please leave me your totals and thank you to those who have already. :)

Hope you are all having a great week!

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Friday, 22 August 2014

Block a Week Friday

Block 90 

This block is made with an eight row pattern repeat, which means you really need to concentrate, that is until the penny drops, it usually takes me right to the last pattern repeat before I can say I've got it, the good news is I didn't need to pull it back once.
I like the finished result but I wouldn't have the patience to use this pattern on a large project.

Rating - intermediate
Curl - 2
size - 6"x 6"
ends - 2

More examples of this block....

made by Triccia
made by appledumpling

Progress -  number of different blocks made = 34
Numbers - 181417, 19,24, 26 30,31,34,36 4041, 42,43,44, 45,48, 5256,58,6267,70,90,92,96 98,100113,133,153200209
(Click on the number to see the block.)

Linking with

All the blocks in the Block a Week Friday feature are blocks made from the book 200 Knitted Blocks by Jan Eaton. You can read all about the challenge here and here, the challenge is on going and it's never too late to join in!

Have a great weekend! 

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