So it has started and I have been working on it very hard so now the Stitch In Time Blanket has to wait till this is done and it will be by the 24th of December (hopefully). So this is how far I have come and I did what the designer Kay Jones is doing, and that is starting with the darkest of the two shades of colours (shade 1 = Blue, Shade 2 = Pink), and my two colours are blues and pinks. So Starting with the darkest pink and alternating every section with the blues from the lightest and ending with the darkest. Meaning that both lightest will meet in the middle and both darkest will be at the end. I thought that could be really nice, but after a few sections, I realized that I should have gone with my first thought and that was to start with the darkest pink to the lightest and then from the lightest blue to the darkest. Why? because my colours are not as subtle as the designer’s choice so it will be hard contrasts between them all and not the soft overlapping that I was first hoping for. So I guess I have to make another one and do what I first thought of.
The nice thing with this pattern is that every section is inspired from different christmas books/stories and she reads that part from the books that inspired into the pattern for each section.
I’m looking forward to see it done and it’s a cowl. I have learned some new pattern and that’s always fun. section 4 (Happy Christmas Harry (Potter)) was really fun to knit and also section 6 (Flaming Pudding).
One lady in my Facebook group showed me some lovely pair of mittens that I fell in love with, mainly because of the Bullfinches, so I wanted to make these myself and ordered the yarn. I have no idea when it will happen because Christmas is soon here and it’s colourwork and I have the Stitch In Time Blanket that I want to finish first. But I did order the yarn for them so at least I have that when I’m ready.
I’m working hard on this blanket because I want it done before the end of this year. Here’s they Rainbow layout I started with (backbone) and then I need to fell out with the rest of the blocks.
The Bakery Bears Podcast will have a Advent Calendar KAL so I have ordered the yarn for it. All I know at the moment is that I need 10 balls of yarn in soft gradient colours and not to dark and we will be only using 20gr per colour, so I have ordered 50 gr balls so that will be enough to make another one if I so want to.
My favourite Podcast duo from The Bakery Bears, Dan and Kay Jones have the most brilliant Podcast ever in my book and they always comes up with new interesting things from History to Knitting and some baking and cooking thrown in and lots of other things and when Kay came up with a colourway Hat I thought I should give it a try but I am so bad at it but need to practise it, so I jumped on it. And As I thought, it didn’t turn out the way I was hoping, but I’ll keep on tying and will make another one. Here it is.
After my husband saw my first Stitch In Time blanket he said that he wanted that on the spare bed, but the blanket is just a lap blanket and not big enough for a single bed. So it was time to measure up the bed and get started on a new one and I have to admit that it has been a struggle to get all the colours for it and I had to beg for scraps in my Facebook group instead of ordering a whole skein for just about 15 grams of yarn, so it took some time to get this one knitted just because of that. I worked out that the blanket should be 7×4 blocks and because of the 7 blocks long I thought “Rainbow”. So that was the hardest part of the blanket to get sorted out because some colours are the colours that I do not buy much of, like yellow, brown, grey. And those few yellows and browns and so on that I do have are not enough to use for the whole block because I don’t want to use the same yarn more than once in the same block unless there’s a way of changing the run of the colourway if it is very variegated with long runs of the colours in it and I have done that a few times. So here are the last blocks in the making that I am really fighting with to finishing off.
But I know I will finish it before the end of this year. If I have to order some skeins to do it then I will.
I have for some time now, years actually, wanted to learn to use magic loop and when my favourite pod caster woman Kay Jones of the Bakery Bears Pod-cast started a knitting university series, I jumped on it. I finally could learn this and I made a pair of socks with magic loop. After I had finished this I didn’t hate Magic Loop as much as before but still prefer my DPNs.
Yarn used: Mayflower 1 Class Needle: 2.25 mm Started: 1st May 2020 Finished: 4th, June 2020 Pattern: n/a Designer: Kay F Jones
This project has been so much fun to make that I couldn’t stop working on it, and my husband really wanted it on his spare bed where he sleeps when he’s working nights. Thing is that this one is just a lap blanket, and to fit the bed, I need to make it 4 x 7 blocks. So now I know what to make later on and I think I will try to use up some of my acrylic yarns for that instead of sock yarn.
The blocks on the blanket are;
January: Snow and Ice February: Valentine March: Spring April: Easter May: Valborg (Swedish Bonfire night) Bonfire and Fireworks June: Midsummer (Swedish Midsummer celebration) July: High Summer August: End of summer September: Harvest October: Halloween November: Stormy weather December: Christmas
Yarn used: Fingering sock yarn Needle: 3.00 mm Started: 1st March, 2020 Finished: 18th May, 2020 Pattern: Stitch In Time Designer: Kay F Jones
Three more blocks are now made on this lovely Stitch In Time blanket by Kay F Jones and I have only three more to make and they seem to be the hardest to find colours fore but I’m waiting for an order to arrive any day now so I really hope that I can finish this one off.
Here are the three last ones just waiting to be finished.
At the moment I’m knitting on a blanket and the pattern is called Stitch In Time by Kay F Jones, and you can buy it on Ravelry.
Each block representing a month of the year and it’s harder than you think to find all the colours you need for each block but it’s a fantastic way to get all those leftover yarns from different projects.
I have managed to make 6 blocks and it’s now down to the last 6 but I now need colours I don’t have and it looks like its very hard to find as well, but I have a friend in my Facebook group who will be looking through her stash this weekend and try to help me out with the missing colours.