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Wednesday, 23 March 2011

A Giveaway from Rocknquilts

Giveaway @ Rocknquilts


Rocknquilts is celebrating her 100th posts with a giveaway with FOUR Mosiac patchwork patterns inspired by the Alhambra Palace.
All you have to do is follow her Blog and make a post like this one for the Giveaway.

Monday, 21 March 2011

A Cobweb Shawl

This is my latest project, a cobweb shawl.  I'm about three quarters through it now and hoping to finish it before I go back to England.

When I'm not knitting, I put it away in this lovely basket, which I bought at Cracker Barrel.

The wool I am using is Pampas Linen Look. I don't think it's available anymore, but I like it.  It has a cotton feel about it so I thought it would be just perfect for the cool summer evenings.

The colour is more like the balls in the picture above.  The first two pictures make it look too dark.

I already have a waistcoat in this wool and these balls were left over.  I hope I have enough to finish it!  I'll let you know about that...

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Grandma doll

This is a grandma doll I am making for my friend.  We have known each other since we were five years old and now that we are both grandmas, I think it is time to mark the occasion.

First I made the body and then the clothes.

She has removable knickers, petticoat, skirt, blouse and apron and I've only just finished the mop cap.

I left some wrinkles in her cheeks!

Now she needs a hat.

and some shoes.

Now she's finished, she needs a home so I'm sending her off to England where my friend Sue has a birthday next week!

I think she looks happy enough to be going, don't you?