Cheeky Granny

An ongoing discussion about my two loves....grandchildren and knitting.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Kntitted Tea Cosy

This is one of my new favourite patterns. It is quick to knit and makes an attractive setting for tea. I am always looking for patterns with a new stitch to learn. I learned how to make cable stitches with this one and they are much easier than I thought. The pattern for this tea cosy is available at:
Got to's time for tea (-:

Sunday, February 3, 2008

tangerine snuggle

Welcome to my new blog all about the two things I love to do in my spare time: playing with my two grandchildren and knitting. I thought it might be fun to combine the two into a blog to share. I hope to inlcude a review of activities that are fun to do with little ones and take a look at patterns that are easy, fun, practical and oh so cute.
I am starting off with one of my favourite patterns. It is modeled in the picture by my grandaughter Maggie. It is a pattern that I downloaded for free on Lion Brand Yarn. The pattern is called "Comfy Hooded Cover Up". The recommended yarn is Terryspun yarn which is no longer available. I used Lion Boucle and it worked perfectly with this pattern. It is ever so easy and fast to work up. A great pattern for a beginner with just a few projects off the needles. The Boucle yarn comes in a variety of fun colours...this one was done in tangerine and has definately caught the eye of many people - or maybe it was just the charming smile and kissable cheeks of my granddaughter?