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Puppy blanket buddy!

Today I am sharing a finished object with you.

Isn't he cute!

The puppy is taken from a pattern collection called Animal Lovies by Yolanda Soto-Lopez

It's a collection of 10 different security blankets that can be knitted up quickly and given as a gift. 


My particular favourites are the kitten...

panda...

and rabbit.

I used the recommended yarn, Lion Brand Vanya's Choice which is a medium weight yarn. It's a 100 percent acrylic so is a good choice for a child's toy. However if I was to make this again, I might chose a different yarn as not only is it quite expensive it is not a soft as I'd hoped for.
The blanket is knitted on 5.5 mm needles so it is a quick make. The blanket is knitted on straight needles but some parts are knitted in the round, so a bit fiddly as there are not many stitches on your needles.
The toy is very straight forward make though and the instructions were clear and easy to understand. The only difficulty I had was with the ears as it …
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Life happens

Hello lovely readers

Due to some personal problems, I have recently had to reduce my hours at work, so crafting funds are going to be limited for the foreseeable future... I would like to spend some more time posting on this little old blog though. 
So I thought it would be a good idea to start a new series of posts on my efforts to stashbust.

While my stash is not too huge by some standards, I do have a mountain of knitting yarn and some fabric stockpiled too. Not to mention all the WIPs that I need to get finished....
I also have a very large collection of crafting and sewing books that I have purchased over the years.  If anyone is interested, I plan to go through these and write some reviews, share my favourites and also try some of the projects out... 
Maybe I might even try my hand at vlogging? You never know! 
If you have got any great ideas for stashbusting or crafting on a budget, I'd love to hear from you so please leave me a little comment below. 


Popping by to say hello

Just popping by to say hello after the long gap!

Not a lot of crafting has been going on here as life has got in the way.

Plus the family has a new addition, Loki, the cockapoo, so all crafting materials have had to be put away from prying puppy paws. He's 4 months old now and full of beans.


I have however been doing the odd bit of knitting and I even managed to crochet a whole blanket, so I will have some things to share with you soon. The blanket pattern is called "A Spicier Life" and it is designed by the lovely Sandra Paul of Cherryheart. It's a free download from Ravelry so if you want to have a go at crochet, I thoroughly recommend this pattern.


As you can see Oscar is rather taken with the blanket! I'm currently making number 2.

Catherine x

Mini Polar Bear

Have you started your Christmas knitting? I've made this adorable mini polar bear.  



You can find out more at my new blog, Knits and Stitches.

Catherine x

Finished: Sweater in Marble DK

Another finished object.

For more details head over to my new blog. After a bit of chopping and changing, I think I have settled on a new name, Knits and Stitches.... Let me know what you think! 
Catherine x

Finished: Sirdar 9164

Another finished object. 

If you would like to know more, head to my knitting blog.
Catherine x

Finished: Baby Tank Top

I've finished a little bit of knitting.


If you would like to see more, head to my new blog.

Catherine x