Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Getting There ...

You know when sometimes you start to do a dozen things at once and then think will I ever get them finished? Well that's how I feel at the minute, but you know what I don't care, honestly I don't .
Milo's blanket is closer to being finished than started which I'm quite pleased about, when you consider it takes about an hour to do just one stripe and there are 51 stripes so far. The yarn is slowly disappearing and seeing as how I'm not buying anymore for this blanket , no more yarn means blanket finished.



I just wished I'd sewn the ends in as I went along, that's going to be a job in itself.



Now, one blog I love to read and just look at the pictures is Mias Landliv, so when I saw these I just had to start one. There are some very similar covers in this months Country Homes and Interiors Magazine and they are about £50 each -- sheesh. I've never done any kind of cabling before as I thought it was quite hard -- well this pattern is really easy and is coming along quite nicely.



A while ago I was asked to make 2 bunnies , a girl and a boy and they were to look like farmers . The boy bunny is finished but I've got a couple more bits and pieces to do to go with him and then I'll start on his sister.



What else -- oh yes.. I've also managed a couple of cuties for my C.......s shop -- is it too soon to say the C word yet?
This is Elaina and Edward ( think I've been watching too many vampire shows .) Ooh is anyone else watching Vampire Diaries -- I'm hooked?





Speaking of the C word , I bought this yarn to make some scarfs for presents - if you can call it yarn anyway. I think this will be a test .



And finally I couldn't resist this softness, can you guess what it's for?



So by the end of the month I'm aiming for Milo's blanket being finished, the cushion cover finished, the girl bunny at least half way done and maybe another little cutie. Have you started on any C presents yet?

15 comments:

Simone said...

Busy, Busy, Busy! I bet Milo will love his blanket. The little knitted toys are lovely. I bet the boys get upset when the toys go to new homes!!! x

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Wow! You've done loads - as always!

Lucy x

Farmyard Crafts said...

Wow... that's alot of hours already in Milo's blanket! Oooohhh... I'm sure the little farmer boy will love his farmy bunny... cute sheep!!!!! You have been so busy!

Thimbleanna said...

Eeek! Not the C-word! It's definitely too early! Milo's blanket is beautiful -- congratulations on getting it done! You've been busy, busy!

Lina said...

Definitely something Christmassy - stockings perhaps? Wow I never knew how long it took to make a blanket - that's a lot of time invested. I love the cushion covers too - I've haven't tried anything 'cably' yet - looks a bit scary!

Carol said...

You are so right, I do not care, or rather...I try not to care too much about what does not get done or finished. Just so long as you are happy and having a go at as much as you can and want to.
The ripple blanky is beautiful and Milo is going to just love it so much.
You are so talented Lisa, I wish wish wish I could knit like you.
I have seen those cushions too and would love to be able to make one or two for me, a nice snuggly jumper in cable would be perfect for me today, it is grey and dull and damp this morning, but surprisingly warm!
Carol x

Soo said...

what a beautiful blanket! Milo is a very lucky boy, it's very special.

Tabiboo said...

Gosh that is mightly impresseive.

I love the colours of your ripple and hopefully not many more hours to go.

Nina x

Fell Tops said...

The ripple blanket looks great!

Spots and Stripes said...

Wow you have been busy - just thinking about Christmas and panicking over all the things I want to make ... !

driftwood said...

ooh love that blanket - as for the c word, this year I plan to leave it all far too late as usual xxxx

Kitty said...

That blanket is going to be gorgeous - well, it already is!

As for the C thing ... hush your mouth!!! I cannot even think about it until No.2's birthday has happened - and that's the end of this month.

x

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

You have been productive Lisa! Love Milo's blanket and your latest knitted toys are adorable.

louise said...

You've made a great job with Milo's blanket. Good luck when it comes to tying in those ends! I am a huge fan of those cable knit cushions, but not being able to knit or want to fork out the money to buy one, I shall have to admire from afar. x

lou said...

I’m loving the blanket! You are so clever; I wish I could knit like that.


Have a lovely weekend love Lou xxx