Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Yarn Along.......and a winner.

 

Hello, my friends, I hope you are all well. I've managed to do quite a lot of knitting this week, as I've had a bad back, so haven't been able to do much else.

I've mostly been knitting on my Hana Hou by Mel Ski, I love, love, love this pattern and can't wait to wear this beautiful, squishy, warm, comfy cardigan. I've finished knitting the main body and the sleeves and now picking up stitches for the Copy Cat stitch along the front sides.

I really like this stitch, it is using two balls of yarn at the same time and working two right sides then two wrong sides. Mel has made a video tutorial on the Copy Cat technique and also the Piping Pick Up tutorial, I first used these stitches on my Halele'a. I'm not going to have much knitting time this week but hopefully will have it finished by the end of next week.

I've knit a few more rows on the Twinkle Twinkle baby blanket, it's a simple pattern to remember but with each row getting longer, it takes longer to knit with each new row.

Do you remember these Tuuli Mitts, that I started on back in February. I cast them on after winning the Spincycle Yarn from Pompom Quarterly magazine which was what they used for the pattern in Issue 7. I'm trying to clear my needles of all my projects so I can start some new ones.

I've now up to 28 loops on my Miss Winkle, looking on the Crafts from the Cwtch Ravelry Group most people are getting 38-45 loops, before finishing so more then half way there. Check out Sarah's blog for more Miss Winkle projects, this week.

I've just started the latest book by Debbie Macomber in the Blossom Street series, I really enjoy this series of books, especially the ones set in The Good Yarn store. I'm linking to Ginny's Yarn Along and Tami's WIP Wednesday.

Now to pick a winner for the Dream Big Collection by Helen Stewart, I have a cup full of names so drum roll, please..............

and the winner is MamaGiff, she left a comment via Ravelry and said she loves the Fireflies Rising but if she had to pick a favourite it would be the Red Robin. So congratulations, Lee, I will let Helen know and she will get the Dream Big pattern sent to you.

Mel has just posted another video about Camp Alhoa Friends, it is a five minute video, telling you all about camp in a nut shell, you can find it, here.

Thank you for stopping, enjoy the rest of your week.

xxxxDebxxxx

 

26 comments:

Jo said...

Aww bad back, that is a tricky one. You have loads on the go the yarn on those last pictures is perfect. I have posted a WIP Wednesday because I have lots on the go too. Jo x

Ros Crawford said...

That first one takes me back ... reminds me of the basket stitch my Gran taught me ... hope your back gets better ... lovely work as always Deb

Corrie B said...

I adore the colours of your Miss Winkle! I think I said that last week too. Can't help it!

Una said...

Ooh, I'm glad I read your post. I enjoy the Debbie Macomber books but didn't know there was a new one. I'm a happy bunny.

Linda R said...

You do inspire me my friend! You do beautiful work!!

Hugs~

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

You always use the most beautiful colors!! Hope your back feels better soon!!!!!

karen said...

I hope you feel better soon! Lovely projects on the needles and I love the cardigan, such a sweet pastel shade for the spring :)

Kepanie said...

Your needles have certainly been making fiber music! The fabric of your Hana House is beautiful and refined. The blanket is a smile. You must be excited to meet your grandchild. I hope your back is mending well. Glad you're able to knit.

Sarah said...

Oh your blanket is coming along so nicely!! What a pretty pattern. I always love seeing all the different projects on your needles each week. They are always really beautiful.

Donna said...

I'm sorry about your back - that really does limit what you can do. But you certainly have made the most of it. Your knitting looks wonderful.

Ira Huberts said...

So sorry to hear about your back Deb, hope you will soon be on the mend! Loved seeing your today's creations, they're awesome! Congrats to the winner! Have a lovely evening, Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

Amy at love made my home said...

Congratulations to the winner!! All of you projects look lovely Deb! xx

Ellen Penney said...

I can't wait to go to camp this summer. It's going to be great fun learning from you great teachers.

CathieJ said...

I hope your back is better soon. You have so much beautiful knitting going on. I love the mitts and the cardigan. That is a great pattern.

elns said...

Hope your back feels better fast! I love the way the colors are working their way through your mitts, but honestly all the projects are wonderful.

Anke said...

Sorry you had a bad back, but looking on the bright side, you got a lot of beautiful knitting done.:-)

Joy said...

Gosh you have so many beautiful projects on the go, you are so very clever Deb; such patience and talent! I do hope your back is soon better again Deb, but in the meantime you can get on with your lovely knitting!
Congratulations to the winner too! Love, Joy xo

thesnailgarden said...

Beautiful knitting! That copy cat stitch looks interesting. Congratulations to MamaGiff on winning the giveaway. Hope your back soon gets better Deb. Best wishes, Pj x

Chrissie said...

I hope you're feeling better today, bad backs are just such a downer - but you are certainly making the most of it with all those beautiful knits! Chrissie x

Sarah ~ Crafts from the Cwtch said...

Such beautiful projects and photos as always! We are neck-and-neck on the knitalong. I'm hoping to crack on with mine this week, now that my samples are off the needles! :D

Lucy Bowen said...

I hope your back is better soon. I love the look of your blanket and your cardigan looks fabulous - I'm intrigued by the technique. I managed to finish my Miss Winkle this week - yours is looking great.

elflyn said...

I hope you are feeling better this week.
You have so much beautiful knitting on the go, your cardigan is wonderful.
Have a lovely week.

Ana BC said...

Gorgeous projects!

Clare said...

Lovely makes as aways.
Clare x

Faith said...

I like all your projects, your Miss Winkle is looking great, I am few loops behind you (ha, ha that just made me think of saying, 'She's a few loops short of a Miss Winkle' in a knitty-twist!), but I'm going to have to make a plan as I'm running short on yarn.....ooooppps! Ive read a Debbie Macomber which I really enjoyed, I must check out that series.

Dorothy Griffiths said...

Hi Deb your makes are just so lovely, I could gaze at them all day. I hope your back is on the mend, it is a horrid thing to have as it has an impact on every part of your life. Well done on the giveaway winner. Have a fabulous Sunday. Sending you lots of loves and hugs
Dorothy
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