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A couple new things   Leave a comment

Hi folks, sorry I haven’t posted for a couple weeks. I have been busy doing assignments for the course I am doing which is Office Skills and I am really enjoying it.

Here are a couple of things I have made lately. On the right is a shawl which I knitted and it is the very first shawl I have ever made. I used Findley Farm lace which is beautiful to use as it is silky too. I also added beads into it.

On the left is a crocheted robin. I used safety eyes and ordinary double knit wool. I love making the robins as they don’t take long to crochet. I can do one a night.

So that is all for the moment.

Kepp knitting and most imortantly is to keep warm as it is very cold at the moment.

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Posted January 19, 2018 by Carole's Knitting in Uncategorized

My mother’s Christmas present   Leave a comment

Hi there everyone. I hope you are all well today.

So today I thought I would show you what I made my mum for Christmas and it is she who is modelling her brand new jacket in the photos. I used Debbie Bliss Rialto DK and the colour is called apricot. She loves the jacket and can’t wait to show it off. I think the colour really suits her too.

The stitch is garter stitch (which is every row knit) and at the waist there is a 1 x 1 rib which actually shapes the jacket. Along the sleeve you have the cabling.

It only took me around 2 weeks to knit because I decided to stay at it until it was done. Usually I start something then start something else and so on and so on. I suppose other crafters are the same. I always have something on the needles or hook so you can imagine how many projects I have on the go.

I must pull myself together and only do one thing at a time. Some chance of that happening!!!

So that is all for today and all going well I will do another post tomorrow. So bye for now and if any crafters are reading this I wish you all luck in whatever you are doing.

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Posted January 9, 2018 by Carole's Knitting in Uncategorized

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New Year New Post   Leave a comment

Happy New Year to all of you out there. Yet again I haven’t been very good at doing my blog. So I think I should make a new year resolution and that is to do the blog regularly. I will post items that I have made. For anyone that doesn’t know me I have been knitting since I was around 8 years old. My mum taught me I have built up quite an extensive stash of wool so I must get round to using it up. I also do crochet which my aunt taught me when I was around 11ish. That is a great way to use up wool as it is very quick to do. I might occasionally post pictures of some of my crochet stuff.

I love learning new crafts too. I have a few great friends who are fantastic crafters. They have taught me to do cross stitch which I absolutely love and find relaxing, I have learned to use a sewing machine. I have not used a sewing machine since I was at secondary school, because one day I got told off by the teacher for cutting material the wrong way and from that day to recently I wouldn’t and didn’t go near a sewing maching and now I can make cushion covers, so that in itseld is a great achievement in my eyes.

One if the things I love knitting is Aran as there are so many different stitches and you are using ordinary knitting needles plus a cable needle to hold the stitches for the intricate patterning.

so now you know a little bit about me and you will be learning more about me when I post some pictures which will be tomorrow.

So I will sign off for now and see you all here tomorrow.

 

Posted January 7, 2018 by Carole's Knitting in Uncategorized

Aran Jumper   Leave a comment

Hi there. Today I have posted a picture of an Aran jumper which will fit a 2-3 year old boy or girl. I decided to do it in yellow Aran wool as it is gender neutral and also it makes a change from using white or cream which are the traditional colours for Arans. I love all the bobbles and the honeycomb stitch too. I think Aran knitting is my favourite knitting to do, as it means I am not watching the television so much. I wonder what your favourite knitting is to do. I would love to hear.

If anyone needs any help at any time please do not hesitate to ask me either here on Facebook at Knitted Toys and Jumpers.

Sorry that this is a short post but I have other things to do today so until tomorrow, happy knitting.

Posted May 16, 2017 by Carole's Knitting in Uncategorized

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Here are some of the projects I have done. The cream bag is an Aran wool bag. The flap is moss stitch with a tassel. The main body of the bag has cables. On the back there are 2 straps so you can wear the bag on your back. The other bag is made of squares and the pattern is the African flower. The handles are plastic. both bags are lined. The dolls are Morag and Bertie Bloomer. I was really proud of Bertie as I entered him into Skibbereen show which was in July and he won 1st prize. I have since sold him. Morag has also been sold to the same person who bought Bertie. Then I have Olaf the Snowman which I really enjoyed crocheting. He is made in one piece. My gorgeous grandson has him. The rest of the things are baby clothes. If you would like to see more of my stuff you can visit my facebook page which isĀ www.facebook.com/pages/Knitted-Toys-and-Jumpers/162840927143546?ref=hl I look forward to all your comments. There is a “like” button which you could click if you like what you see.

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Posted August 26, 2014 by Carole's Knitting in Uncategorized

Re-starting the blog   Leave a comment

Hi all, I haven’t been doing my blog for a long time as I found it hard to keep it going. But now I will give it another go. I have been busy enough doing different bits of knitting, like toys and baby things. I also do a lot of crochet too. I hope you will start following me again. I will psot some photos later of the different things I have made.

Posted August 26, 2014 by Carole's Knitting in Uncategorized

Jacket   Leave a comment

Jacket.

Posted July 16, 2012 by Carole's Knitting in Uncategorized