Having come down with the worst cold I’ve ever had ( no exaggeration) I achieved absolutely nothing this week apart from sniffing, sneezing, blowing my nose and feeling sick all the time.
Not only have I been feeling miserable but the weather has been atrocious. It has been so windy and rainy here is feels like April showers on a high.
So I need to catch up on everything starting here.
Firstly I’ve been nominated for another Blog award by fsszj who has nominated me for the One Lovely Blog Award. Thanks – I do appreciate it and I will pass it on as soon as I can.
Not only did I have this cold but so did Julie who was going to tutor the Knitting workshop on Saturday with me but she was just as ill as me, so we cancelled our workshop. All the ladies were lovely when we cancelled the workshop, we will re-arrange it ASAP.
Above are some of the things we were going to cover in our workshop.
We have also had Petes mother down (“mother in law”) for a long weekend as it her 85th Birthday last friday on the 15th. They’ve gone out for a walk so hence I’m catching up with my blog.
The weather today is calm – no wind – yippee and sunny so far. I walked the dog this morning and it was a pleasure to get out and about without wearing wellies ( although there is lots of mud and puddles around) and a raincoat.
Advanced Pattern reading (abbreviations and reading a garment pattern)
Go home with bunting flags and instructions for a bunting garland
Time: Starting 10am – ending 4 pm Lunch: Please bring a packed lunch Refreshments: Tea, coffee, Cake/Biscuits supplied all day Materials: All materials provided Tutoring: We offer a high teacher student ratio Location: Workshops are held in and around the Swanage/Corfe Castle area (different locations are used according to workshop participent numbers) Other: Yarn, needles, hooks and accessories available to purchase to take home
The third knit of the pattern came out a lot better. The Union jack works better in fair isle style knitting. I had knitted the union jack with a pennant shaped bottom but that looked just weird so I folded it up behind the flag and tacked it into place so I ended up with an oblong middle pennant as you see in the picture. The Union Jack is a charted design.
The weather was not been bright enough to get a decent photo of the bunting so I’ve very amateurishly photoshopped the bunting on to a nice sunny day at the beach. I will take another picture for real when the weather gets better.
I wanted to get this pattern out as people are starting to gear up for not only our olympics but the Queens Jubilee in June this year.
We are also taking part in Knit in Public week. We will be knitting in public on the 9th/10th June by knitting in public on Swanage pier. We will be inviting the local & visiting knitters along to knit an additional pennant for the bunting.
Union Jack Bunting – using DK yarn
Pattern for bunting with a Union Jack centre pennant. Made from DK yarn
Ideal for this year’s Queens jubilee celebration and street parties
Made a couple of adjustments to pattern. Still not 100% with it so will make one or two more adjustments and it should be OK. Then I will work on the rest of the pattern for the bunting to go with it. Added a border and knitted Fair Isle style rather than intarsia, it is a lot neater and no ends to sew in.
Knitted in the round on 4 needles (Knitpro) with stripes and intarsia.
Knitted in Noro Silk Garden sock wool and Rowan Pure Wool 4ply, the pattern was for 2 shades of Noro but I think they have come out OK using a plain and a variegated wool. The pattern is also a Noro Pattern from the Noro Knits book.