Saturday, 23 August 2014

Let's Call It Knit-Let


...to sound like croch-et. You know, that one handed knitting Granny says I've been doing? She can say what she likes, I'm very pleased with the progress I've made this week. Of course, maybe the progress has something to do with the fact this has been GCSE results week..


An hours knit-let in the evening can be very, very calming.


This blanket feels like an adventure for me. All those bright colours, all together, all in one place! I'm doing a Cath Kidston inspired look for our place by the sea, using Stylecraft Double Knitting in Cloud Blue, Meadow, Aster, Silver, Pomegranate, Candy Floss, Fondant, Sherbert, Spring Green and Citron.


Look everybody! I said. It really is turning out Cath!

Don't you need more flowers on it, then? asked The Tall One. To make it really Cath?

And then the colour drained from his face as he realised he had just engaged his mother in a conversation about interior design. I guess that's what happens when you are two weeks away from moving into your own flat. Maybe you start thinking about flowers a bit more.

Lucky, I'm well ahead of him..


30 comments:

helena said...

love it when those comments slip out that show they have been paying attention - lovely Cath feel you are achieving

Barbara Eads said...

Beautiful and bright! You might get by with the colors for the tall one, but I'm not so sure about the flowers!

Jo.C said...

Great shots and hope the exam results went well. Love imagining the look on his face:)
Your quilt square arrived safe and sound. It is lovely and perfect colours. Thank you x

Jane said...

gorgeous colours, I've just ordered some wool for another ripple blanket.

Cheri said...

Looks like crochet to me! And I love the colors.

Lea Lacoste said...

pretty pretty pretty! i'm using the same wool on the crochet blanket I started but progressing much less quickly. i do enjoy knitting more than crochet so far, i find it easier on my hands.

Ali said...

Its looking lovely xx

scrappyjacky said...

Ha....I'm sure it won't be the last time such a conversation occurs!!!
The book looks great.

Louise said...

I hope tso was pleased with her GCSE results. Had to smile a tto. the blanket is looking good!

Karen said...

The colors are so bright and cheery. Think it would be a good thing to have wrapped around you during a blizzard as well as at a cottage by the sea. Much more apt to encounter the blizzard here!

Lizzy Hill said...

Oh! That is a CLASSIC!!! Poor kid!!! My GF's hubby was a farmer.....& LONG STITCHED!!! BTW....Game of Thrones TOWN???? Ooooooh! Now I'm jealous as:):) Oh, & LOVING the blue suitcase prop. Looks super:)

Jennifer Shaw said...

Oh your blanket is beautiful. So cheerful and bright!

Maggie said...

Hope the GCSE results were good. I could have done with some knitting to calm my nerves but all has turned out well with my daughter thankfully. Interested to see that is knitting. It looks so like the cot blanket my gran crocheted my older daughter when she was born. Different colours though!

Helen said...

so lovely, and true crochet has something soothing about it, I've gone crazy with grannies, ... bon dimanche!!

Ifa said...

Love that blanket! Hope the GCSE results were great. H got his A* in his early entry maths and J made the grades for Warwick...not far to travel but many road works on the way to traverse.

Jennie Hart said...

It is very Cath :-) It is certainly gorgeous.

I hope TNSSO got what she wanted. Lauren did really well to get what she got and is into sixth form, we have a Maths D grade to contend with though.

debs14 said...

That looks like the softest wool ever and such pretty colours. Somehow I don't think flowers will feature much in that Edinburgh flat!

Lizzie said...

That is a really fantastic combination of colours. And a good old "Granny" blanket - they are still the best!
I love that The Tall One was noticing what you've been doing and even had some thoughts about it.
Perhaps he would like you to "knit-let" a cosy throw for the end of his bed - to keep his toes warm on chilly nights (and save him a bit on his heating costs)... maybe you should ask him? But, I have a feeling he would prefer less "Cath" colours, don't you?
I'm in the middle of a "Corner to Corner" baby blanket. Being me, I had to add extra complexity. Because it goes from one corner, across the diagonal, adding a border of a contrasting colour makes it much more complicated. I have five separate balls of wool on the go at once - three in the main colour (edge, middle, other edge) and two in the contrast colour (one each side of the border); plenty of challenge to keep each one running up the edge of its section and to keep the stitches in the correct place! It will be fab when it's finished though - a baby blanket for a friend.
Enjoy your "knit-let"-ing Sian!

Lizzie said...

Ooop! Too carried away by knits and knots... forgot about GCSE's.
I do hope the Results were as expected and hoped for?
Our lad has done very well. He had an A* for maths and A for biology from last year's early entries; he has added seven more A*, three more A's and a C (Art, done for "fun"!)... plus A^ (distinction) for his Further Maths GCSE. We're pretty proud of him.

S said...

Looks like a very pretty way to fight stress - hope the exam grades turn out to be all that wished for.

Sandra said...

It looks soooo gorgeous

Sandie said...

That blanket is so beautiful Sian, I love the bright colours. I have the flower knitting/crochet book but I'm sure you will use it much more than I have! lol

Micupoftea said...

How pretty and cheerful :)

Nathalie said...

It looks fabulous and I love your arrangement in the first photo! So pretty!

Alison said...

Very Cath-ish...hope the results were were expected
Alison xx

Missus Wookie said...

Lovely colours and TTO is ahead of Princess who still isn't interested in such things. Thought of TNSSO when exam results were announced by nephews - hope what was needed was received.

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

LOVE the colors and your photos in this post, Sian. I'll look forward to seeing how you incorporate those flowers! :o)

Gail said...

The bright colours look wonderful in it! Like Deb I'm looking forward to seeing how you use the flowers.

alexa said...

Always tricky when we discover we are turning into an adult! My Mum would have loved your flower book and been busy knitting and crocheting these for adding to pull-on beanies and lapels. What a lovely phrase 'place by the sea ...'.

alexa said...

Always tricky when we discover we are turning into an adult! My Mum would have loved your flower book and been busy knitting and crocheting these for adding to pull-on beanies and lapels. What a lovely phrase 'place by the sea ...'.

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