Saturday, January 29, 2011

Next projects

First up is another Liesl top - from Cocknits. I'm making it for a friend and using black Louet Euroflax linen (sport weight). It's knitted in the round and starts at the bottom. Progress is slow at the beginning because there are so many stitches but slowly but surely...
And then I've been a little diverted by a project from called Crochet a Rainbow. Volunteers make crochet granny squares and then send them to her and they will be made into blankets and given to people who have suffered in the recent flooding in Queensland and Victoria in Australia. I think it is a great idea and would be a lovely thing to receive. Can't wait to see some of the finished blankets.
For my squares I'm using a Shepherd Baby Merino wool that I found in a local yarn shop in Cromwell - the colours are working well together.
They are fun and easy to make - I might go off and look for some more yarn when I run out of this's all for a good cause.

Finished - well almost

Ooops -not the greatest of photos. The picot edge is in a colour called Marmalade - a dirty orange. The photo here makes it look variegated - but it's not. I'm not going to have the riboon down the front as in the pattern but may use it at the top as a tie - otherwise I'll try a button - it needs something when it's on.
I might model it when I get some more clothes! I'm living out of a suitcase although the first of my boxes posted from Korea did arrive the other day - so I can relieve the boredom of the same few things.