Hello and thanks for visiting my blog. I have been knitting on and off for 50 years and I recently learned to crochet. I love looking for wool bargains and making them into something useful. I mainly knit for charity. I occasionally knit for myself and family members if I find a really good pattern or if they ask nicely!!
Monday, 18 February 2013
The four seasons pet blanket is finished....
Definitely not an object of beauty, but I have been knitting this for several weeks and it is going to a good home where it will be appreciated. I have decided it is more an animal blanket than a toddler blanket. So I omitted the embroidery that I was planning to do. Apparently little paws and claws can catch painfully in embroidery stitches. I have just found the perfect size box for it and it will be winging its way to Battersea Dogs and Cats Home this afternoon. They always need blankets especially in winter and this one is very warm..
Knitting such a big project was a perfect winter tonic for me as well. It helped to use up some colours that I wasn't keen on and also gave me the chance to knit with the lovely, soft "meadow" Orlon wool. I had a whole cone of that and managed to use it all.
The weather is slowly improving and spring is knocking on the door. I have already seen people cutting their lawns and hedges. I will soon have to start some serious gardening, decorating and spring cleaning. So I will concentrate on smaller knitting and crochet projects for the next few months.