Tuesday, 25 November 2014

merino knitted blanket and makes

I love this time of year, sitting in front of the TV knitting or crochet a blanket. I knit every night when I can and this week these are the things I'm completing. Well the wash cloth I finished on Sunday night, a quick crochet pattern edged with bright pink, all 100% cotton and lovely to use in the shower.

crochet wash cloth

I'm also working on spa cloths for my mum in DB cotton. I found this colour in John Lewis on Saturday and have almost finished the first one.

This blanket started out as a baby one, found here at Purlbee and I liked knitting it so much it is now almost an adult blanket to be gifted at Christmas (shhh). I love Debbie Bliis wool and this merino one has great stitch definition even when you are just using garter stitch. Its easy enough to stop and pick up again or add to as you find more wool. My plan is to finish it this week then pick up and knit along the long edge to create stripes in the opposite direction. Its very tactile, warm and snuggly and I have enough wool in other colours to knit myself one. That is when I've stopped knitting all the Christmas presents!

Debbie Bliss Rialto DK blanket

Next on my list is another Moss stitch snood, the pattern can be found here. This is for the lady who  manicures my nails and puts up with my endless ramblings at the hairdressers! She said she loved snoods and couldn't find one in burgundy. Well guess what? I found the wool and plan to start it once the blanket is done. So I have plenty to keep me busy during December and well into January. What projects are you currently working on?

Oh I almost forgot to show you my John Lewis free tote bag, cute and perfect for transporting knitting projects

mu John Lewis tote bag


Amy at love made my home said...

I love your tote bag - too cute!! The colours in your blanket are beautiful, they go so well together. I hope that you enjoy making your gifts, I am sure that the recipients will love them! xx

Joanne Wilson said...

I like the blanket, making them is extremely addictive isn't it. I have far too many blankets plans in my head, I need to decide on which one to make next.

Jo said...

I love the blanket. I've never knitted a blanket but each time I see one I think I must make one. Debbie Bliss Rialto is a gorgeous yarn, so squishy and soft. I've been knitting some washcloths too, I've got one more to make and then I'm done. Love the bag.

Helen Philipps said...

Beautiful blanket! Knitting and crochet are perfect crafts for cosy winter evenings! Enjoy your making and have a great weekend.
Helen xox

Ingrid K. said...

Hi Amanda!

Like you, I'm a big fan of Purl Soho and have been following her for quite some time! The blanket you made is gorgeous, I totally love these colours!
The cloths, both crochet and knitted, also look like great gifts!
Lovely project bag!!!
Happy making!!!
Ingrid xx