Knitted blankets (Charity Knitting)

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Work in progress, Wednesday 19th December 2012

Ongoing is the dolman being made for a knitting colleague who is just learning. The back and the front are complete and have been joined to continue with the second shoulder and sleeve. It looks crooked on the model because all the stitches are gathered up on one needle.



Started and completed during this past week was the revamp of a pattern and test knitting it for a former but returning client. For confidentiality reasons I cannot show a picture of  it.

The last pair of Alexis gloves are completed. This pair was given as a gift today, to Ann - the super lady who makes the tea and brings the cakes and biscuits to KnitLit Huntingdon. Many cards and gifts passing around the group today, as well as chocolate.



Decisions, decisions as to what to take to KnitLit this afternoon. The dolman is now too bulky and the polo neck meant lugging around a large cone of yarn. The summer jumper needed the stitches casting on for the front and I forgot to do it. The eyelash yarn makes counting stitches difficult and needs concentration. So I started a variation of the ten-stitch blanket (pattern by Frankie Brown) - a 15-stitch blanket with the corners worked differently. Turning for the second corner has just started. This is a thin marl yarn worked on 3.75mm needles. The construction is a similar method to the 10-stitch blanket mentioned in the "Christmas Leftovers" blog entry earlier this year.


No reading done this week so the current KnitLit Huntingdon book still remains untouched. Just like everyone else when Christmas approaches, every day has been full of activities with little time for anything else. These included the Medway Craft Group Christmas lunch last Thursday and the monthly gathering of a group of longstanding friends on Monday. Yesterday was Dave's birthday and we went out for a lovely lunch.

8 comments:

  1. Everything looks great. I love the mitts

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    1. Thank you Tawnee.

      The gloves are available as a kit from Purl Alpaca Designs. http://www.purlalpacadesigns.com/product/alexis-fingerless-gloves-knitting-kit/

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  2. busy busy Pauline as usual. Hope Ann liked her gloves. Happy birthday to Dave yesterday. Have a lovely Christmas

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    1. Thank you Sue.

      Ann didn't open her prezzie, keeping it for later. Just thought these would make a change from the traditional type of fingerless gloves she wears.

      Thank you for Dave's birthday wishes. We went out for lunch.

      You enjoy your Christmas also. xx

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    1. Thank you Chrisknits.

      The gloves are available as a kit from Purl Alpaca Designs.
      http://www.purlalpacadesigns.com/product/alexis-fingerless-gloves-knitting-kit/

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  4. Oh, I like how that sweater is draping. The shoulders are really neat!

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    1. Thank you Michelle. I hope to have finished the second sleeve by next Wednesday, and a better picture of how it will eventually look.

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