This is my latest thing I have finished. I do the knitting and my mum does the stuffing as she used to do loads of stuffed toys years ago. I used Drops Muskat wool for this, it is for a colleague for her nephew
I have a shoulder injury and have been told not to knit until its fixed would now be the time to learn crochet? I don't know if that would still be bad for my shoulder (damaged muscle). There is so much yarn waiting to be squished loved and made into something and not being able to pick it up makes me sad!
Those look like a lot of fun Jules! I also have to have a lot of things on the go at once otherwise I get bored. I'm planning on making Sheldon for DS for his birthday. That will be my first attempt at a stuffed toy.
I have discovered a love for knitting and have been making hats, mittens and booties for my bump due in December. I am now going to attempt a cardigan, but I cant find a pattern I understand. It just makes me frustrated
I'm getting back into knitting after a long break. I made a cardigan for DS while I was pregnant, but I must have gone wrong as the proportions are all out Lots of friends are having babies at the moment, so I'm getting back into practice with some hats / booties / mittens. If I can manage those without cocking up, I will try a cardigan again! Knitting only happens in two 25-min train journeys at the moment...
Jayne Patterns are nearly all from a Lesley Stanfield book. 100 Flowers to Knit and Crochet.
CP I keep meaning to put pics up! I tend to MN from phone though, so next time I'm on laptop I'll try to remember. I haven't stuck to a colour/theme, we've made flowers of all colours, types and sizes <inclusive, me>.
Why, oh why oh why do I never have enough yarn [confused?
Such lovely lovely yarn out there ... have just bought 3 skeins of the new Rowan sock/shawl yarn, 3 balls of Rowan Kid Haze, some worsted weight yarn for thrummed mittens and some more for narwhal mittens plus extra dpns!!!
Have found the most beautiful shop/website: for those in London visit Loop (Angel, Islington). They have an website www.loopknitting.com.
Confused - two of us have been knitting flowers idly for about six months, with more effort for three or four. We've probably got over two hundred. It depends what flower you want. For example, a crocheted daisy takes about ten or fifteen minutes, whereas a sunflower might take a few hours. Two years will be plenty of time!
Susu - what about green? I know it is a little cliched but green would look good.
I am looking at patterns for a shawl/cowl for a present for my DMum at Christmas - thinking about Ysolda's Barley Sugar Cowl www.ysolda.com/patterns/barley-sugar. Also going to do some thrummed socks for my DDad - have to source roving but he suffers terribly with chilblains so think this might be a nice Christmas present for him. Seems strange to be thinking of Christmas when we finally have some sun but, hey, I'm not the fastest knitter around .
Feegle, keep going, you will get it. It takes time. I learnt to knit when I was quite young (6 or 7) and I am thankful that time has dulled the sheer horror of the items I knit then . Because many of us learn as children we forget the learning process/curve - keep going and it will fall into place and then, when it does, you have a talent you can take anywhere.
I learnt to knit a few years ago and I really love it. My current projects are a jumper for dh with a geeky Lord of the Rings pattern in the front and a leaf-patterned scarf for me. Both going very slowly atm though...