Last night I joined in with others over at Cheryll's blog, for Friday Night with Friends. And last night, I knitted...
Why not use the link to see what other people who signed up for FNwF did...you will be amazed!
As I wrote in the subject line, it's that time of year when I am making a throw to donate to our Parish Art Show. I am classed as an exhibitor but I do not take my 75% if the item sells, instead all proceeds from the sale go to the parish funds.
This is this year's project... a throw knitted in mohair yarns, using waffle stitch, which is yet again a favourite slipstitch pattern, and very easy.
The background is grey...somehow I seem to have a large collection of Patons grey mohair...I don't particularly like grey, so I decided that this year, I was going to use it up! The main colour in waffle stitch uses a lot of yarn...perfect! So that's how this throw 'evolved'. I had planned to name this throw, 'Fifty shades WITH grey' but as each colour block is several centimetres deep, 50 different colours may make it too long. A way around that would be to use some of my variegated mohair which can have many different colours and shades in the one yarn.
I found some photos of previous entries too!
|Last year's throw while being knitted; I've forgotten what I named this one...|
|I called this one 'Carmen's Rug' because I had asked my friend to buy this one when I put it in the show...which her husband did! lol|
And this one was the 2011 entry which I called 'Over Hill and Dale'. When I handed it in, Marg, the lady who was taking the craft entries that day, fell in love with it. After an unsettled night waking up thinking 'Will I or won't I buy that rug'? she rang the organiser in the morning and bought it!