Tuesday, 19 March 2013

WOYWW #198 - 50c wool & knitted PJ's

Hello woyww'ers. C'mon, you must know what this is by now. In fact, I'm sure the only people who read this blog now are woyww'ers (apart from a few).

Here is my desk today..

My finished socks (how proud am I?). I suppose I should be wearing them but I just like looking at them for now. Finished Angry Bird and Pig. Two new Pom-Pom makers. A stash of new wool which I got for 50c per 50g - BARGAIN. I haven't decided what to do with it yet but it is lovely. Nimp still waiting for his bell. And my new project, my cardi. Coming along nicely, but so far I only knit it whilst at my knitting group, so don't expect it to fly along just yet. At the other end of my table are two squares of knitting. I cut up an old PJ top of Smallest's into a long length of 2cm wide and then cast on 8 stitches and just knit 8 rows. I am planning on making these into a blanket or a cushion cover. They are really soft. I have loads of old tee-shirts, pj's of the boys and its really easy to do. Whether it will look any good once finished, I don't know, it's just another little project to pick up every now and then when I feel like it.

Talking of picking things up.....I have started on my Granny Blanket again. I started it before we came here to Canada and three times took it on the the long flight from UK to Canada and back again. It takes me about an hour and a half to do one round now (because its big, not because I've got slower!) and three quarters round the other day, I ran out of wool. I had planned to do each round in a different colour but now it is so big I can't do that. Hopefully it will still look okay.

It is covering the two Seater sofa (just to give you an idea of the size). The flash wasn't on and it's quite dark so it looks dull bit it's quite a cheery blanket.

I brightened up the loft (my side) with some lovely LLJ bunting - I love it, but I don't have that special place to put it yet so I hung it on the bannister for now.

Right I will try and get round as many of you as I can. I always have the best intentions but its not always so easy.



Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hullo there,
A great creative space today, just love all the knitting/ crochet work.. great granny's blanket and of course the bunting from LLJ, how superb!
Thanks so much for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz.x #no number yet

Annie said...

Always so many fab projects on the go [and finished....socks wahoooo]. Thanks for sharing....I just love your now finished crafty space.
A x # 62

akilli melek said...

love teh bunting where it is actually. that granny blanket is awesome
caroline #99 (akilli melek)

Eliza said...

Good for you finishing the socks. What a huge crochet blanket, I know what you mean about going around it takes forever to do one row when they are that big and then there is the holding of it on the lap too.

Love the LLJ Bunting

Eliza 24

Meihsia Liu said...

Hi, Famfa, your creations are just amazing! I love your beatufiul work space. Thank you for sharing and happy WOYWW ^_^

Jackie said...

The bunting looks great as does all the wool on your desk

Ria Gall said...

your socks are looking real good and as for your blanket when do you know it is time to stop.
Love your bunting I bet you can't wait to get everything in to your space
Have a wonderful WOYWW
Ria #44

Maisie Moonshine said...

Gorgeous socks - love your colour choices. MMx #50

sandysewin said...

Those socks look wonderful! Wow, you have been busy. :-)

Happy Woyww,

Sandy #103

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I rather like the bunting there!! It fits the space really well!! My goodness, that wool was a bargain...50g is around £3.50 here, if you're lucky :(. I don't see why everything is so much cheaper your side of the pond! I'm starting to knit squares to make a blanket, it uses up odds and ends and I'm rather enjoying it!!
Hugs, LLJ 45 xxxx

Nan G said...

Wow! Love love the throw/blanket! I like the bunting on the bannister. Thanks for your early visit. Happy WOYWW! Nan #3

pearshapedcrafting said...

Didn't take part this week but couldn't resist a visit! Love your blanket! I must say your socks look fabulous, hope you wear them with your trousers tucked in to show them off lol! Chrisx

CottonSocks said...

Hi Famfa. I've just started reading your blogs again and I've realised how much I've missed reading about your craft projects. Glad to hear the Granny Blanket is still ongoing and I'm sure it will look fine. I've started sewing cushions and I think I've got the bug again. I shall have to put some pics on my blog - that I have neglected quite alot. Hope you and everyone are well. Love Cheryl (england) x