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Chunky Cable Blanket

It has been a long dream of mine to make a throw blanket. If you go through my past blog post, you can see how many I have started. The reason there is no finished blanket on here is because I never got around to finishing them.

Honestly, when I started this Chunky blanket, given my previous history of making blankets, I wasn’t sure if I would finish it. The Outlaw Chunky Queen Bee yarn , and the easy and fun Chunky Blanket Pattern , made this blanket dream of mine come true. To my own surprise , it turned out to be a quick knit.

With the little leftover yarn, I decided to make tassels because I just wanted to use them up and also add a fun element to it. I was tossing between pompoms and tassels but then I decided to go with tassels. I am happy with how it turned out.

Project Details :

Pattern : Chunky Cable Blanket

Yarn : Queen Bee Yarn in Smudge, Yara, Titania and Zelda ( 9 skeins in total)

Needles : 12 m.m Knit pro symfonie

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Basket Weave Table Runner

Utility projects always have my vote. I’ve wanted to make a table runner for our dinning table and a knit one at that.

The pattern for this table runner came from a basketweave dishcloth  pattern I had scribbled on to a a piece of paper I have no idea of the source.

Knitting as much as I could with the two skeins of yarn I had, resulted in this Basket weave table runner

I was  surprised by how quickly I finished this project. I like to believe that my knitting skills are getting better.

The Lily sugar and cream yarn ,which was a gift from my aunt a long time ago, and the addi circular 4.5 mm needles proved to be the perfect yarn  and needle for it.    I often forget what I have in my stash until they catch my eye when I’m looking for something else.

Now I’ve decided to keep everything where I can see ,so I know what I have and where.How do you organise your stash? Do you know all  that you have or  are you like me, out of sight, out of mind?

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Table top decor

These are IKEA side tables that I put one over the other to create a bigger table.IMG_9557d

and put some of my favourite things on top.Doilies I made, a cute and whimsical  metal tree I found at Daiso, a filigree casket that my dh got for me long back, lanterns I found sometime back also at Daiso and pictures of my boys on frames that my sister got for me and a  tulip vase   my aunt gave me below.IMG_9593

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What do you do when….

Life gives you scraps?!……..why? Quilt of course!!Well that’s what I’ heard and Did it too. People, you heard that right …… I am learning to Quilt. Did I hear someone mutter, “like she needed more hobbies”?!!!

Anyways, I saw this ad on paper, and decided to take the Quilt Workshop right away.impulsive as always Its fascinating,totally addictive _ more ,because, I have an incredibly patient teacher. I think, I tested her patience to the limits. You see, I got the sewing machine right on the day before the workshop!! I had trouble figuring out how my machine works, (Yea,I know, even that ) getting the quarter inch seam , doing a single straight line stitch, strip piecing, cutting, everything in simple words………. STILL……… I managed to come this far!!!!Not bad Huh?

see those pins there? Its not completed yet.I am also working on a Sampler Quilt which is making ‘Good Progress ‘. Once you figure out the cutting and stitching,I think its going to be total fun. I love Quilting so far _ going to the store and choosing fabric, trying to put the pieces together, see the quilt take shape_ there is not a single thing I dislike yet .What makes it so very interesting ,is that it is almost like doing a jigsaw puzzle, which is one of my other favourite things to d