Well it's Monday again and I'm joining in with Jodie's usual feature. Seems that lately I only find time to write one post in the week. That will all change soon as my 3 months of paid work is almost at an end; DH feels that my clerical work for the elections should be finished by the end of this week. I now know for sure that, as a sixteen year old, when I vowed that I did not want to work in an office, it was the right decision for me in my career choice. While it has been an interesting experience and quite novel, to do it for 40 years like I did teaching, I don't think I would have lasted the distance! lol
So this Monday it is again something I have made ...
I have continued knitting...just an hour or so each evening and I have completed a knitted throw ready to hand in to the charity I knit items for. Last Monday I listed some of the groups which receive items made by our group and someone will be able to snuggle under and into this blankie that I've finished.
Over the years I've knitted many similar rugs in the garter stitch chevron design, using scraps of yarn. I use all types of yarns including 'fluffy' eyelash ones and mohair and boucle types. Originally I knitted these rugs on long needles but then trialed and loved circular needles for the 200 stitches. I always seem to have one of these throws on the needles as they are so simple to do. I tend to think of them as pretty ordinary because they are easy.
But since last year, because I've been taking my knitting to Knit and Natter groups, many other ladies have asked for the pattern. So now other people are making similar easy to knit rugs...'imitation is the sincerest form of flattery' or something like that is the saying that comes to mind.
So after I finish 'a secret project' I'm also working on, I'll start work on another design that I have adapted to use scrap balls to make throws. I have quite a few designs that I've worked on throughout the past 20 years or so and it will be good to share with like-minded people. And that includes my blog.