Just too beautiful to stand on.
I think personally I would display it on the top of my dining table, as a conversation piece!
I too have an I-cord machine bought from eBay. I spend a couple of hours every so often repurposing my surplus yarns.
Hi, welcome from the Yellowbellies of Lincolnshire, UK!
What a giggle, it’s all in the translation and comprehension! It just makes you think again about good old English, and how it too may be sniggered at in other languages!!!!
What a beautiful and useful piece of clothing. I like your subtlety bold choice of buttons but I think I would be inclined to split the pink and lilac up and put the yellow in the middle. I just feel lilac and pink are quite similar colours and the yellow seems a bit out on its own!
Initially, I would have opted for small black toggles as my choice but you are changing my mind on how to choose buttons altogether. Thank you!!!
Hi Halima, a very warm welcome from Lincoln, UK.
I used up a lot of my leftover and odd balls up by knitting a log cabin blanket for my granddaughter.
Although never wanting to throw anything away, I knit the last few yards up into 2” squares and keep them safe. One day, I will find the time to sew them all together to make my own memory blanket. I would imagine it would be quite a slow process but trying to remember what I knitted, who it had been for and was it for a special event will make it most enjoyable.
I used a lot of Marriners Super Chunky last year and really enjoyed using it, knitting for my big men (60” chests). As the pieces grew quickly they were a bit cumbersome to turn but not heavy. Joining the balls was easy too as I just opened up the ends, butted them together and wove in each of the ply ends with a crochet hook.
I found Super Chunky patterns on EBay and other pattern sites then mail ordered the yarn directly from Mariners at £1.00 a 50g ball which arrived 3 or 4 days later.
There are small people patterns available which tend to be top layers ie jackets, hats and blankets or nest type things.
I hope you find this helpful!
I like both but they give totally different effects. The round ones draw the attention to themselves and would give continuity to a whole outfit, with say, contrasting trousers.
However, the toggles are subtle with the colour but make the big statement with their shape without detracting from the style and stitch pattern.
As it is, I do prefer the toggles and love the duffle coat effect.
Hi and welcome from Lincoln UK
Hi, welcome from Lincoln, England. I hope you enjoy KP as much as I am.
Thank you for your kind words.
Cerys's blanket started out as a way to use up some of my leftover balls of DK but I just couldn't resist adding a few missing colours!
Now I seem to have replenished my odds and ends bag, I think I could easily do another blanket for one of Cerys's older sisters Courtney!!
A friend sent me this picture, some may have seen it before but it's the caption I found amusing!
Hi, my name is Liz.
I have been following this site for a few months now, I've loved everything I have seen and read, and learn't quite a lot too. So I thought it high time to show myself and join in!
I do spend quite a bit of time knitting for my family and enjoy it enormously. I have just completed by far the biggest thing I have ever done, it's a Log Cabin patchwork blanket for my granddaughter Cerys, for her 8th birthday.