Friday, 19 February 2016

Busting my stash in different ways

I've spent the last couple of weeks finishing off  projects and using up some more of my stash.

This is the second cowl made from the would-be aran blanket that I wrote about in my last post.  Again, when doubled over it wraps twice around my neck and is beautifully warm.  I have been tempted to wear it myself as our central heating boiler gave up the ghost last Thursday, and for various reasons the installation of its replacement is only being completed now as I write this.  I am looking forward to a toasty warm weekend after a week of huddling over the living room gas fire!

This man's scarf was crocheted with several different strands of yarn in black, blue and white.  It is over 6 feet long and very chunky.

I was donated a ball of Rico creative micro dk.  Although it is acrylic, it feels and looks very like cotton.  I wasn't sure what to make with such a pretty yarn, but then I remembered the Colin vest pattern that I have made once before.  I adapted the pattern slightly to knit it in the round rather than knitting the front and back separately, and I really like the resulting 22 inch chest toddler size top.

Finally, I have finished the corner-to-corner baby blanket that I have been making at our Monday night craft club meetings.  It is about 28 inches square, in cream coloured dk.  I find c-to-c blankets very quick and easy to make, particularly when talking, eating cake and drinking tea!  This one has been added to the box of items I am getting together to send to Cuddles UK.

Not much progress so far this month on the hat and boy's jumper targets, but I am just starting the second sleeve of a grey aran jumper, and I have a hurricane hat on the needles too.  Pictures soon!


  1. Lovely makes Barbara that baby blanket is beautiful, I bet that chunky scarf busted a good bit of your stash. :) xx

    1. Thank you Linda, the scarf did eat up a couple of balls of black 4 ply that I couldn't find an alternative use for!

  2. I especially love the blanket. It will definitely give a lot of cuddles.

    1. Thank you Una, it is a nice and easy stitch with good results.


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