Knitted slippers

knitted slippersA while back , Hilary brought in two pairs of knitted slippers and their patterns. Sonya has started one of the patterns for the little slippers which will make lovely colourful footwarmers in the winter. They fit like ballet slippers and stretch over your feet.

There is a nice free pattern for knitted slippers  by Bernat Design Studio on Ravelry. Great way to use oddments!



Thick beanie

Margaret had purchased a beanie kit she’d seen in Big W. We try anything and are basically yarn addicts. Doesn’t matter if we spin it ourselves or see it in the shop.  We just want to use yarn and beanies are great for winter. This one is for a friend on a farm. It’s on size 10 needles but Margaret had to use longer ones than the ones which came with the kit. The beanie has a seam down the back so it’s a very quick, easy knit and the grey is a good colour . At the bottom of the first picture you can see Margaret has her bamboo needles and sock wool out! We are preparing for winter.

Chenille blanket

This is a lovely idea. It’s soft and warm and the colours are a good , soothing choice. Marina wove some fabric using chenille yarn. She then used the ten stitch blanket principle to create a nice , grey border. The blanket looks neat, well thought out and is stylish. An original idea done well using a combination of yarn skills.

Blanket edge

crochet blanket with knitted edgeMarina had crocheted a plain red blanket last year and it looked really good. She has since mastered the 10 stitch blanket and is now using the technique to make her red blanket something very special. She had some acrylic art yarn and is knitting it with red cotton to draw the central red colour into the overall visual appeal. It’s looking good and it is also great to see a creative use of the 10 stitch blanket technique.