Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Yarn Along.....Garter Stitch.

Hello my friends, how is everyone? I hope your week is going well, the theme for my knitting this week is garter stitch. The first stitch that you're taught when you learn to knit, I use to find this stitch so boring when I first started knitting but I actually quite enjoy doing garter now. After seeing that Zena has nearly finished her Leftie, it made me pick mine back up, I've now used all ten colours of the Five Moons Mini Skeins so now to start from the orange again.

I'm on the garter stitch border of my Mini Georgie Baby Blanket, just a couple more rows and I'll be binding off. I was nearly out of the off white so decided to use the three contrast colours for the border, it's turning out really well.

Next up is a Garter Stitch Jacket set from the book 10 Simple Projects For Cosy Babies by Sarah Hatton, can you see the theme here!!!! I'm using yarn from my stash and had some balls of Drops Extra Fine Merino in Navy and some Jenny Watson Merino DK in grey and really liked them together. Again it's a very simple knit but I'm really enjoying this 'potato chip' knitting.

I'm also kniting the matching Garter Stitch Hat, I had completed it but it's knit flat and I didn't like the seam so I frogged it and started again, all in one on DPN's. Do you like my DPN holder? I love it and have ordered a matching project bag from Little Bobbins Etsy Store, it's very well made and she has great customer service with quick delivery.

As you can see on the above photo, I've been putting together the jacket as I go along and just have one little sleeve left. This week I'm reading Elephant Moon by John Sweeney, set in the Second World War where 53 elephants and an English school teacher who rescues a group of orphans from Burma and takes them to India to safety. It is a wonderful, awe inspiring story of a young woman's determination.

I'm linking to Ginny's Yarn Along, Tami's WIP Wednesday and Nicole's KCCO.

I've very nearly finished the beautiful Menehune Shawlette, I knit this along side With Mel podcast, where she gave instructions for us to knit along with her, such a good idea.

So that's what I've been working on this week, all very simple knits but sometimes simple is good.

Have a good week and I should be back on Friday with some FO's.

xxxxDebxxxxx

17 comments:

gilly said...

You really are going to have the best-dressed grand baby in town! Love these simple GS knits, and that book sounds interesting (ellies being my favourite animals) so going to add it to my list.
Happy Wednesday & enjoy the sunshine,
Xx

Amy at love made my home said...

I so like your leftie, it is very pretty. Everything else is lovely of course too! xx

Jo said...

Simple is turning out to be very classy indeed. Love the little boys jacket. Jo x

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are all beautiful! LOVING the jacket!!!!

Joanne said...

Gorgeous gorgeous projects! Garter stitch can be so pretty!
And you are really making me want to bump a Leftie up my knitting queue!!

harknessangels said...

Lovely projects! Thanks so much for introducing me to Mel's podcasts and her Menehune shawl. I am working on my second one now.

Evelyn Hender said...

Lots of gorgeous garter stitch projects. I'm looking forward to seeing your Leftie when it's finished, it's going to look amazing

Desiree said...

Simply beautiful. The garter stitch projects are stunning.

Darcel {MahoganyWayMama} said...

Very pretty knits. I sometimes like garter stitch but seed is my favorite. Everything I'm knitting know is garter stitch.

CathieJ said...

Wow, you have so many pretty knits to work on. I love the shawl and the shawlette. Your baby blanket is so pretty. I have to make that blanket some day.

Ira Huberts said...

I simply cannot believe all the beautiful knits you're showing us here Debs, my goodness, one creation more beautiful than the other! You're amazing! Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

elisabethandree said...

As always your knitting is so beautiful and I see cute things too. The Georgie Baby Blanket is my favorite, I think I am a little in love with it:)

Melissa Marie said...

Cute pictures! I especially love the blanket. The colors are adorable and perfect for fall. :)

Caffeine Girl said...

Simple knits are good. I do a lot of them. They are so relaxing. I also love to knit and watch Netflix or listen to NPR. That's not to say that I don't enjoy the occasional challenge, but I need relaxation more than stress!

Maria said...

So gorgeous! I really love your leftie.

thesnailgarden said...

Beautiful knitting as always. You have such a good eye for colour.
That DPN holder looks handy. Best wishes, Pj x

Kepanie said...

You know how to pick projects. I love the blanket and that coat.