Posts Tagged 20mm circular needles

A Bit of Home Décor For A Change

I finished my mammoth blanket last night

Giant Hand Knitted Blanket Herringbone Tweed

      Once I swapped these

for these

It made life much easier

I love it! It makes me want to roll myself up in it and drink hot chocolate.

Hand Knitted Blanket First Try

For scale, that’s a 2-seater sofa I have artfully fartfully draped it across.

The dog looks like she wants to wrap herself in it too but I’m not sure how the open knit texture would respond to dog claws – not too well I suspect so it will be a human only blanket.

Once my shoulder has recovered from the slight ache caused by the weight of the thing towards the end, I’m going to make another in a flecked duck egg blue.

Looks like knitted blankets might be fighting for space with quilts in my house from now on.  Won’t Mr. Tialys be pleased as, like most men, he does love a cushion and a throw 😉

By the way, if you fancy giving it a twirl yourself you can find the pattern here or on Ravelry under the designer Erin Black.

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A Load of Old Pony

I’ve told you about my mammoth blanket that I’m knitting with these enormous needles

20mm Circular Needles

Well I’m 2/3 of the way up the blanket – it gets hot under there by the way – and the wire came out of the end of the plastic needle and half the stitches fell off.

The make is ‘Pony’.

‘Pony and trap’ is cockney rhyming slang for ‘crap’.

Blanket work has come to a halt while I wait for another set of needles to arrive from Germany.  They will be by Addi.

Just thought I’d share.

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