Sunday, 31 May 2015

Squares and squares

I firmly subscribe to the theory that time speeds up as you get older.  When I was a child, days seemed to go on for ever, whereas now they're gone in the blink of an eye.  Undoubtedly this has something to do with Einstein's theory of relativity, but I was 'advised' to drop physics after the third form, so I didn't get much beyond finding out the heat conductivity levels of a range of different metals.  I never really used that learning a great deal in later life, although I do remember its importance in how a thermostat works.  Isn't it odd how we remember the wierdest things?

So somehow, although Easter only seems a fortnight ago, we have arrived at the last day in May.  Today it seems as though the weather hasn't caught up with what month it is either, with cold, overcast conditions outside, and barely 53 degrees (I'm old-fashioned, I use Fahrenheit).  End of the month means it's time to take stock of what stash busting I have achieved. And I have managed to get through 910 grammes of yarn, which is very pleasing.

There's always an urgent need for blankets, and I have been doing my bit by concentrating on knitting squares this month.  I have managed 36 x 6 inch knitted squares - well, actually 35 and a half squares, but there will be 36 by the time you are reading this.  Here they are:
 Above are the 35, sewn into strips so that they can quickly be added to contributions from other Loving Hands members to make large blankets; and below is the half, which will be finished while I watch the Test match cricket on TV this afternoon.

I have made a few other things this month (I'm afraid I'm a bit of a gadfly and I get bored doing too much of the same thing), including a striped aran sweater to fit a 2-3 year old - I was attracted to the variation in the stripe pattern on the sleeves:

a range of hats:

and a Carole Barenys Yoked Baby Sweater.  I have made several of these in the past, and love the way it knits up.

So, quite a productive month all round.


  1. That's a lovely collection o hats and jumpers, exactly the type of knits that I often do.

  2. Lovely makes Barbar and congratulations your little cardigan was the most clicked link on the April stash party. :) xx

  3. How lovely! Thank you so much for hosting the link up Linda x


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