Update on my wool scraps

This is using some of the small remnants of wool in my stash.  The wool I have used to join the hexagons together comes from a jumper I no longer wore so I frogged that.  I think I will just leave the rug this shape as I have no idea how to make it a rectangle.

This was started on 24th February 2020

I know the start date because I now keep a knitting journal, rather than having scraps of paper scattered in pattern books and on the studio shelves.

The pattern motifs used in the jumper are taken from this book.

I have used the book many times and this time I wanted to use motifs that were meaningful to my daughter.  The motifs are all based on jumpers from Fife and Musselburgh. The cables are Aran cables.  The jumper was a request she had made a few years ago to make a jumper to replace the one she had that used to belong to her dad. (he no longer wore it)  That jumper had since been frogged and with the addition of yellow wool had been made into a chevron rug.

You can read about the old jumper here. 

The rug you can read about here.

The jumper was made for her 40th birthday. The motifs include:

The tree of life from Musselburgh and the moss stitch from Anstruther.

Marriage lines or the ups and downs of life.

You can click on the pages to make them easier to read.

The heart motif is self explanatory.

A birthday jumper made with love.

My first attempt at making dishcloths

I have been trying to eliminate my stash of wool and part of that stash is cotton, not wool.  The cotton is left over from garments I have made for grandchildren and my daughters.

I did a quick search on the internet and found a couple of free patterns for cotton dishcloths.  Two of the patterns are knitted and the third is crocheted.

I have made the two knitted dishcloths but have yet to make the crocheted one.

I like this one the best.  Very easy to do as it is knitted on the diagonal.

I made a third dishcloth but unfortunately didn’t have enought of the one colour so there is a different coloured corner to this one.

Some creative projects that have taken place.

Since last posting before Christmas and the following bushfires I have managed to do a little bit of creating.  I have been knitting socks as they are an easily transported activity that doesn’t take up much room as it is one ball of wool and four needles.

I have managed to complete two pairs of socks and I have two more balls left to use.

I also, before Christmas, knitted a beanie for my sister.  The wool was possum wool that I bought when we were in New Zealand.

 

Further work on reducing the stash

I now have my frogged wool ready to use so have been able to complete some of the hexagons I had started.

This is a project that will keep me going for a while.  It will reduce the wool stash very slowly.