Still Clicking Away

Things have been busy here so I have been rather quiet on the blogging front, we have been lucky with fantastic weather so we have been here, there and everywhere, but the needles have been clicking.

We took a trip to Glastonbury a few weeks ago, I sat at the bottom of the Tor knitting while my tribe climbed up it with some friends we bumped into. With the odd knit here and there and some work on my WIP’s (work in progress) I have kept clicking.

baby cardi pink

pixie faery knit

pixie faery fairy autumn cardi
pixie faery autumn cardi

lace flower knit

Lost My Bloging Mojo

I have somewhat lost my knitting mojo, at the moment I am not sure what to blog about, I have not had a great month with health and family things, along with the usual EDS and the allergic reaction I had the other day. I have also had swollen gland doctor thinks it is an infection somewhere but my body it doing the right thing so just waiting it out for now.

All this time I have been knitting my colourful knit, I am loving it, although I do wish I did not have quite so many ends, seems to be a lot to tie in, I am about 75% through on this one, really happy with the colours but I am still not quite sure about it, I think it is one of those items that you are not sure about till the end!

Having said that I must be fairly happy with it as I am already thinking of making another one! Hopefully someone will want one…

colourfull festival knit b

colourfull festival knit c

The yarn I am using is really nice to knit with, it is a cotton and bamboo mix, I think I will have to track down more yarns with bamboo as it is really smooth and lovely to knit with. It’s really warm and almost comforting to knit, I think that it is giving me a happy feeling on dull days with thoughts of what is to come during the warmer months and on bright days it really is making me think of fun sunny bright days, the knit itself rather looks like the colours you may see on a lovely sunny summers day, on a day trip, I am looking forward to more days out 😀

I have found myself thinking about other knits I could make but have not noted them down yet, never a good idea as I forget till it is too late and have run out of time…. wander what will be next!

My Colourful Mystery Knit

We’ve had a busy week and weekend so not much knitting stitched here,

I have managed more on my colourful knit, I am liking the variegated yarn a lot

Here is my progress –

colourfull festival knit a

colourfull festival knit mix

centenary stitches

You may have heard me mention the pattern book for the items I have been knitting recently, this is for the film ‘tell them of us’ many people have put a lot of work into this pattern book and it looks like it is going to be fab!

There are loads of pictures to look at and loads more have just been added, just a taster of the knits that you will be able to knit up yourself have a look for your self in this lovely Gallery.

Knitting Ages Well!?

My husband has an amazing jacket that is knitted and lined in fleece, unfortunately i did not make this for him but i did buy it! this jacket is quite old now, a good few years and he has worn it most days, it was a bright vibrant jacket very stunning, green with rainbow striped arms a real eye catcher.

As time went on the jacket faded but we never noticed, it has not gone bubbly or snagged even though it has been trough so much – gardening, playing about with kids, it has really stood up to the strains of daily life, but the other day we were looking at it and hubby commented on how old it was looking.He was right it does look very different now to what it did when I bought it, but it does not look old or faded it just looks like it is pastel colored rather than bright, it looks as if it is meant to be this color, if you didn’t know how bright and vibrant it was, you would never know it has faded now! perfect!

a few months

a few months

faded but looking good

Now faded but looking good

Now you may wonder why I am rambling on about an old jacket…it brings me back to our trip to bath.

I remember seeing many pictures of the yarn bombing out side the  Kaffe Fassett exhibition, the lamps in particular….they were bright and colorful and so stunning against the green bank behind, when we went the knitting was (so i was told) a bit more faded, the sun and the rain had made the bright knits lighter in color, BUT they were still so amazing and stunning and you would never know that they were faded at all!

 

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They were lovely bright colors and so pretty to look at, still super colorful, I can only imagine how amazing they were a few months ago because they were fantastic when we went!

The closer you got the more stunning the yarn was,

Kaffe Fassett exhibition- bath American museum, yarn bomb bright colorful lamp post Rosie wilks Kaffe Fassett exhibition- bath American museum, yarn bomb bright colorful lamp post Rosie wilks

Putting things outside really is great, they age well and still catch your eye after months outside, this idea of aging items has given me some inspiration!

Another idea to add to my list of things to do…one day!

“One Size Fits All”

The Knitted crossover I posted yesterday really is “One Size Fits All”

On an adult it feels more like an extra warm Knitted shawl it keeps you much warmer than a shawl and is snug,almost like a shawl being warped around you but you don’t have to pit it, or worry about it falling off!

On a child it is more like a jumper, that feeling every mother wants to give to a child when they are cold, just wrap them up all snug and warm in a blanket, this gives that sort of comforting and loving feel!

What I like about this garment is that it is so comfortable to wear and it does not restrict movement at all. You can wear this doing almost anything, often shawls can slip or restrict how you move but this is great!

Great for busy mums, or people who move about a lot, in my minds eye I can see a farm girl milking a cow or going about farm work in this!

I really do love it and I look forward to making more of them for people of all ages!

This is on an adult

Debbie Bliss yarn, wool  knitting garment for 'tell them of us' WW1 film, knits in wool, Knitted crossover back, Victorian, vintage shawl/jumper crochet edge

This is the crossover/ shawl on an 8year old, as you can see it fits nicely and he can move his arms about fine, and on a child the back really is more shawl like, similar to the triangular shawls (he didn’t seem to mind the edging but said on his he doesn’t want edging…seems i am making him one!)

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And finally how lovely it looks on a 3 year old, I think this looks really nice, like a really snug jumper, I can see a mother in the early 1900’s, walking along with a cold child in the wind,taking her knitted crossover off and warping her child in it so they stay warm.

She could really move about in it too!

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I was a little worried that it would restrict arms but it is fine

Debbie Bliss yarn, wool  knitting garment for 'tell them of us' WW1 film,child, children's 8 years knits in wool, Knitted crossover back, Victorian, vintage shawl/jumper crochet edge from the back

And it looks lovely from the back too

Debbie Bliss yarn, wool  knitting garment for 'tell them of us' WW1 film,child, children's 8 years knits in wool, Knitted crossover back, Victorian, vintage shawl/jumper crochet edge from the back

I love this because of so many reasons, but one that sticks in my mind is that I can make it for children as well as adults and for children it will last them their whole life! a lovely item that will stay with them as they grow!

I will be sad to send this off for filming, but then I have said that about every item!

Knitted Crossover for WW1 Film

I have been fairly quiet lately, this is (partly) why.

As you may have read in some of my older blog posts I have been knitting for a WW1 film ‘tell them of us’

So far i have knitted a shawl for ‘Grace’ another shawl for a ‘villager’ and a jumper that will be used along side the film for some related events, all these items have been made with patterns from the period, every item I have made i have loved and this one I defiantly did, it is a very clever pattern and fits really nicely!

I am so loving being part of this project and very lucky to have knitted so many lovely items, I was asked if I would like to look for a pattern I would like to knit and I kept coming back to this one again and again, when I mentioned this everyone seemed excited so it added to the joy of making it,

It was knitted in lovely Debbie bliss yarn.

Debbie Bliss yarn, wool  knitting for 'tell them of us' WW1 film

When I started out it looked like bunting!

Debbie Bliss yarn, wool  knitting garment for 'tell them of us' WW1 film

And I hit quite a few knots in the yarn!

Debbie Bliss yarn, wool  knitting garment for 'tell them of us' WW1 film, knits in wool

But I enjoyed knitting this a lot!

I ran out of yarn not too far from the end! so I had a search around for some yarn, I eventually found some but it wasn’t the same dye lot, which was a risk that payed off very well, you can ont tell so i was/am soo happy!

The pattern was lovely but it did take a little adapting but really was easy to follow and as you can see it is all garter stitch, so just plain knitting!…with a few increases and decreases!

This is the main part finished

Debbie Bliss yarn, wool  knitting garment for 'tell them of us' WW1 film, knits in wool, Knitted crossover, victorian, vintage shawl

Debbie Bliss yarn, wool  knitting garment for 'tell them of us' WW1 film, knits in wool, Knitted crossover, Victorian, vintage shawl

And the start of the crochet edging on the knitted garment,

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I wasn’t too sure about the edging to start with

But as it went on I quite liked it!

Debbie Bliss yarn, wool  knitting garment for 'tell them of us' WW1 film, knits in wool, Knitted crossover, Victorian, vintage shawl

and this is it un-wrapped

Debbie Bliss yarn, wool  knitting garment for 'tell them of us' WW1 film, knits in wool, Knitted crossover, Victorian, vintage shawl

Finally one of it completed and on me! and I now love that edging I wasn’t sure about!

Debbie Bliss yarn, wool  knitting garment for 'tell them of us' WW1 film, knits in wool, Knitted crossover, Victorian, vintage shawl front

this is the back!

Debbie Bliss yarn, wool  knitting garment for 'tell them of us' WW1 film, knits in wool, Knitted crossover back, Victorian, vintage shawl

I can’t tell you how lucky I feel to have been part of this project and knit this lovely item,

Find out more about the film, the project, and the fabulous knits here Orkney to Omaha!

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