My Blog

This blog is primarily about knitting,but as I do a bit of home sewing and the occasional crochet,I will be posting about these projects, as well. I am busygirl on Knitter's Review and my Ravelry username is purlyknitter.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

My yarn jar


I was tidying my craft room and wondering what to do with all my small leftover balls of yarn, so I put them into this glass jar. I had originally thought of using a small basket, but I think a glass container works better.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

My new project

The first time I used this pattern I didn't get to finish my pullover ,as the yarn pilled so badly that I decided to frog it. I recently ordered this Rustic 8 ply yarn from Bendigo Woollen Mills and have started another pullover and so far all is going well. I am really busy with work at the moment, so my knitting time is limited, but I am confident that my pullover should be finished in time for the colder weather.

FO: Cushion covers - finished at last!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Long time, no posts

It's been two weeks since I lasted posted here and despite my good intentions, I have still not completed my second cushion cover. We have had some really warm and sunny autumn weather, but this weekend it's raining, so we'll be indoors most of the time. DH and I are going to the cinema to see Le Weekend, but we plan to spend the rest of the weekend taking it easy at home, so I really have no excuse for not finishing my cushion cover!
As the weather is still quite warm, I haven't given too much thought to winter woollens, but am keen to knit myself a sleeveless pullover, as they are ideal for work when worn with a shirt underneath and look good with both skirts and trousers.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Take a break

This mug and coaster are ideal for use in my craft room when I take a break for some tea or coffee. The set came in a very pretty round box which is ideal for holding my ever growing collection of buttons.
I have had a really hectic week, having returned to work ( I'm temping in one of the busiest departments in the hospital), so have not had much time for knitting. I finished the first of my two cushion covers which I've been working on for several weeks now and have made a start on the second, but am hoping to do quite a bit of knitting this weekend.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

FO: Patchwork Mat

I found that I had only a small amount of this pretty patterned fabric left and it was just enough to make a patchwork mat for the dresser in the dining room.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

FO: Honey Cowl

My cowl is finished at last! The big button which I have attached to the front was a free gift with a recent issue of Simply Knitting magazine and I think it adds a nice finishing touch.