Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Knitted Shawl

Sorry I haven't been blogging lately. I just have been soo busy.  I am working on my blanket made of squares and have eventually got them all joined together, doing some work for the Ni Machine Knitters Guild as I am now the secretary, decorating the hall, fixing the turquoise jacket I have blogged about earlier as I did not like the button band and handknitting a shawl for my boss who retires tomorrow.  Here is the finished item. I hope she likes it.

It is the first shawl I have ever knit.  I bought the wool in a sale while on holiday.  It is Sirdar Duet and the pattern is from Knitting in no time by Melody Griffiths.  Well, it took me some time - about 2 months although the book said 24 hrs.  Thinking about it, this is probably about right as I only knit about 30 mins each night! 

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Virtual Machine Knitting Museum

This is site which may be of interest. It catologues many different knitting machines and assessories.
Good for a rainy day

Friday, 3 June 2011

Interesting Article

Hi, I was looking through the internet the other day and I came across an interesting article in The Guardian.  It is about craft and although it is not updated much, some are some nice knitted pictures.  I would love to have a go creating a knitted picture with machine knitting.

The link is and here is a taster.  Please do have a look.

Knitted art: Hokusai's The Great Wave

Well, off to do some work on my patchwork baby blanket which has proved to be very time consuming.