How come you always need the knitting needle you don't yet have to make a project?
I'm sure that doesn't happen to just me?! Anyway a long search (via internet) ensued to find my all time favourite knitting needle/s.. I have purchased Swallow Casein Pearl ones, wooden ones... Britany birch from the fantastic Life craft & fun Tazmanian Oak needles by Art Viva, colourful aluminium metal ones by Susan Bates to name just a few. Even though my collection has expanded exponentially.. even today I had to order some double pointed needles for the 1st of my Christmas patterns as yet again I didn't have the size I needed! I now can't wait for them to arrive. Don't you just love getting lovely craft parcels in the post? ;)
So what do you think my favourite needles are out of everything I've bought? I'm actually still undecided as they all have their pro's and cons.. which I might go into detail on in another post if anyone is interested. For the moment I'm loving my new needle stash & finding it not only inspiring but a pure joy to look at when I'm knitting away!
Well with all my new needles what exactly have I been designing & knitting?
The answer... Blanket squares... and LOTS of them!
The first half of my blanket squares project is finished and all the patterns have been uploaded to my Ravelry pattern store. It is a complete capital A-Z alphabet mapped out to make blanket squares in 3 sizes...
- 6x6inches/15x15cms in Aran (worsted weight)
- 5x5inches/12.5x12.5cms in DK (sport weight)
- 4x4inches/10x10cms in 4Ply (fingering weight).
This alphabet is the start of a whole pictorial alphabet series & it's the motifs i'm working on next. A few are done already.. A for apple, B for ball & C for car... but there's plenty more to come!
There's also a quick to knit Christmas toy coming shortly.. I'm knitting up the one to photograph for the pattern front cover right now! All i'll say at the moment is it can be done flat or in the round, you need red and green yarn of either 4ply/dk/or aran, it'll take you just over an evening to make & it'll be easy!
So what have you got on your needles; be they crochet or knitting at the moment?