Monday, 11 February 2013

A fascinating site...........Upcyclethat!

I'm busy knitting........... a blanket for my daughters, forthcoming .... .........daughter!
 I blithely said.........Oh I can knit you one of those, in the colours you'd prefer....... LOL ( that'll teach me!)

Its largely a mix of Patons Smoothie cotton dk, King Cole Bamboo cotton dk, Katia Pima Cotton dk ( from spain ) and some Wondersoft Pearl dk and all are lovely to knit with.
Least its simple garter stitch, although twice I've had to pull out a row because I've gone automatically into a purl row and not noticed till almost at the end of the 240 stitches duhhhhhhh.

So my hexis have been put to one side as I'm in knitting mode.
And Hobbycraft had a 3 for 2 offer on yarns ......... so I stocked up on some new yarn for the new baby.

Oh and I completed the parrot for Pirate Jack, complete with two fabric wrapped wire supports, so he can have it sit on his shoulder.
Apparently its been a success lol

Jackie Ward Lomax one of our EYES club members showed a quilt she had made at last saturdays meet. 
Its a feast of satin stitch but also an incredible copy of ceramic tiles from the floor of the ducal palace in Gandia.
An incredibly clever interpretation.

Each of the wavy shapes have been heavily satin stitched round and the edging patterns too. 

A colleague at work passed me a link for an upcycling site and she was right.......its wonderful!
Do go and browse back through postings!

I fell for the planted bricks.........the bottle end flower garlands...and the corrugated card owls ..... the crate coffee table........the pallet wall........and the spoon fish mobile ...ACE!!

And then there's the denim whale which I'm going to have to try and recreate for Pirate's wonderful! 
There are such clever folks out there doing great stuff with recycled materials!
And Michele? I was sure the owls would have been yours!!!


  1. Lyn, the blanket looks so soft and comfy -- I can easily envision a very happy babe wrapped in it. I love your variation of colors -- is that mauve or violet yarn?
    The quilt is a work of art, I can't even imagine making such a thing. Going to see that site now, thanks. xxx

  2. Hello, my Dear! I've come to you from The "Grow Your Blog" was over before I knew about it, but it was so nice of Vicki to leave the list up! Anyway, I always welcome new blogs to enjoy, and yours is delightful! I am now following you ~ please come and visit me if you get a chance!
    So nice to "meet" you!

  3. I've been planning a similar slide-curtain project (and lampshades) but am still scratching my head over the best way to connect the slides...

  4. l-o-v-e- the parrot.....what's next? what ever it is you'll be up to the challenge !

  5. Ouch, you're knitting the blanket in long rows, that will be so heavy to hold. I prefer to knit in squares and join them up, much easier especially when i make a mistake like that with the purl row.
    Your parrot is a treat, i can hear it talk too!