Inspiration, Knitting, Uncategorized

6 Solid Hours of Knitting

So today I went to a knitting event for a fantastic cause.  It was held at the Metal offices in Southend and it was part of a big charity knitting event for the homeless charity Crisis.  Basically, groups all over the country are knitting one (or more) of 50 blankets, which are all made up of 25cm coloured squares.  When all 50 blankets are displayed together, they make a complete picture, and once they are all done they will be exhibited.  After that, they will all be distributed for use in the Crisis shelters.

I had a great day and met lots of really interesting people.  Plus there was a lot of delicious homemade cake.

Tracy, who managed the event did a fantastic job – the day ran really smoothly and of the 5 blankets we have undertaken, 2 were completely finished and the other three are largely done.

I felt lucky today to be able to meet new people, knit all day long, eat cake and be doing something worthwhile at the same time.

 

 

 

 

Inspiration, Knitting, review, tools, top 5, Uncategorized

Top 5 Knitting Tools 

 

1. Circular knitting needles

I love circular knitting needles because;
a) I prefer to knit in the round rather than knitting flat pieces and sewing them up.

b) You won’t ever misplace the empty needle because it is attached to the other one! Continue reading “Top 5 Knitting Tools “

Inspiration, pinterest, Uncategorized

Cool Stuff…

It’s been a while since I shared a Pinterest board, so here is another one of my many boards.  I haven’t been as active on there recently, but I love that about Pinterest; your boards are always waiting for you to continue pinning new content whenever you want to/remember your login details.

Colour and Texture Inspiration

heroes, Inspiration, Knitting, Uncategorized

Creative Heroes and Heroines

I thought I would start a series of posts on my knitting and creative inspirations.  To kick it all of we have a post about my knitting heroine; Barbara G Walker.

Barbara was born in Philadelphia in 1930 and has written many books about knitting and feminism which happen to be my two favourite topics and makes her pretty damn cool (in my book). Continue reading “Creative Heroes and Heroines”

Knitting, WIP Wednesday

WIP Wednesday

So it is Thursday morning rather than Wednesday but I didn’t have a chance to post last night!

I am currently working on a cowl/scarf which I have designed myself. It is a garter stripe cowl with mustard waffle stitch at one end and will have a button fastening. 

I had to undo the mustard section yesterday because of tension issues (always swatch Rachel!!) But have started it again with bigger needles and it is looking much better now.  Someone has already requested to buy this one but I am hoping to write the pattern up once I have finished, and knit up some others.

In other news, I have signed up for a charity blanket knitting event which is on 7th October in Chalkwell (near Southend on Sea), where we will all be knitting, crocheting and sewing blankets for the fantastic homeless charity Crisis and also collecting donations for the local homeless charity Harp. If you would like to get involved, click here.

Harp are an amazing charity in Southend, providing all sorts of resources for homeless people. If you would like to find out more about them, click here.

That’s it for this week!

Knitting, Uncategorized

Garter Stitch Rabbits and Craft Karma

Recently, I was asked to make a gift for a baby at relatively short notice.  It was for a colleague of my Dad’s and needed to be something quick, but good enough to give to a very excited couple on the arrival of their first child.  I had a quick look online and found the perfect project – a rabbit made from a garter stitch square.   Continue reading “Garter Stitch Rabbits and Craft Karma”