Saturday, January 26, 2013

Blankets and throws

I didn't get round to redoing the bind off on that shawl yesterday because I got distracted by other knitting and stitching.

We've not that long been back from a month-long holiday to New Zealand, and since then I've found it hard to settle down to regular anything. What I really wanted to do was make a blanket for the cold (we went from about +26 C to about 0 C in 24 hours - this may have had something to do with the blanket urge!) The only issue is I need 4 or 5 skeins of yarn for the blanket I wanted to do, and I only have 2 skeins.

I've started regardless and just hope that when I get the rest of the yarn it's a reasonable match. It probably won't be, as it's Malabrigo and their dye lots are often very different, but I'm just pretending it won't be a problem. I really wanted to start this blanket!

I've used this pattern before. It's Sky Ladder by Knitspot and I made the baby blanket version last year for Isabelle.

I also went through my stitching stash and pulled out a Blackbird Design pattern to stitch. It happened to be the first thing I found that I had all the supplies for, but it's very appropriate for my mood as I'm still missing my NZ family :)


  1. Looking forward to seeing the blanket. I understand giving into the urge. It'll be good to see jupiter stitched up as I'm trying to decide between it and azul profundo for my Kate Davies owl jumper. You know, seeing as the colours are so similar :)

  2. lovely to see you are blogging again. Love your knitting it's amazing and your cross stitch is a gorgeous pattern.
    A month in NZ must have been wonderful. We holidayed on the South Island two years ago and I would love to get back there. It is the prettiest place I have seen.
    Happy knitting and stitching.

  3. Lovely knitting, and nice start on the BBD.

  4. Hi Nicki, I haven't visited you for so long, nice to see you back!! Sounds like you had a lovely holiday, sorry to read about you losing Lulu but it's so nice to see your beautiful knitting again. Wendy