You must all be wondering how the Flower Blanket is going?
The truth is, not as quickly as I would have liked!
I have completed and sewn up a mighty 6 strips now…
It’s a bit crumpled because it’s getting so big it has to be folded up and put away when I’m not working on it…
…or else Mewsley gets comfy!
The sewing up has been hard to keep on top of but, so far, I’ve succeeded in being strict with myself and everything that can be sewn, has been sewn.
Thug has been my ever watchful conscience , especially as he likes to be involved in the the sewing part, as you can see …
I’ve now found that I have a problem with “overefficiency” too!
Remember how I said I was doing the “Knit ‘n’ Commute” thing in my “I need more knitting time” post? Knitting while walking down the platform and on the escallators and on the tube?
The problem is that I’ve created so much more knitting time that I’m miles ahead with the plain and stripey squares and lagging badly with the complicated flowers!
I have this many “not flower” squares in the “awaiting construction” heap…
Enough for strip No.7 and a couple more!
My progress looks like this on my plan…
Technically – I’ve just past the halfway mark 😀
Part of the success of my Knit ‘n’ Commute has been the purchase of a GoKnit pouch by Knowknits.
One of these…
It’s an indulgence because I have a sewing machine and could make one but this is so well made and well thought out that I said,
“What the heck! Making one would be a waste of good knitting time!”
I bought my GoKnit pouch in Iknit in Waterloo, London – if anyone wants one!
It holds my knitting paraphernalia and keeps in clean and untangled in my handbag, doesn’t get pierced by the knitting needles , has a drawstring to just allow the yarn to feed through and a press studded loop to attach to my handbag handle so it can dangle outside my handbag while I stripe purposefully down the platform knitting. The thing that surprised me was that the pouch has enough space for the ball of yarn the bouce around and unwind as you work so I no longer have to stop and pullof another few yarns of yarn from the ball – all is good and efficient 🙂
It also has a press studded loop inside to guide the yarn. I use the to hold onto my othe new purchase…a Clover yarn cutter!
Well, I wouldn’t want to be accused of having sharp and pointy things by “Mrs Anti-Knitting Nutter” would I??!!