Thursday, 6 June 2019

Crochet flower garland, knitted pockets and cross stitching.

Hello everyone,
How are you? We have a lovely sunny day today so I quickly gave my garden a tidy and cut the grass because this weekend we are in for allot of rain, well in the next few days that's for sure.

Last week we took a weeks break away in our caravan I don't have any fresh pictures to show but the main thing was we had a rest and just relaxed.

I obviously took my knitting and stitching for the evenings and there was some progress😃

These little honey combe knitted pockets are coming along nicely this is not a rushed project just a nice relaxing one that you can pick up when you want, it is so enjoyable to make. You can find the pattern from Tiny Owl Knits

Next I crocheted this cute flower garland which is now hanging in my hall, you can use lots of different yarn bits from your stash for this one I used DK yarns on 4mm hook.
You can find details of the pattern at Yellow Pink and Sparkly

I also finished my knitted sleeveless top I made a bit ago I just hadn't got round to sewing it.

Lastly I made allot more progress on some cross stitching when I was away the welcome design and I am stitching this on 16 count Aida, I love these colours.

Well that's all for now I just have time for a little lunch then I am in work later this afternoon. So till next time.

Happy stitching or knitting

Julie x

Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Cross stitch owls and sentiments and a finished crochet blanket.

Hello everyone,
I thought I would try and squeeze a post in before April arrives goodness it has been whizzing along for me. I have changed jobs which means more hours and while evenings are mostly when I sew I have been so tired that I have fallen asleep in the middle of stitching 😮not a good idea when I am holding the needle.
For those of you who follow me on Instagram I showed a finished  cross stitch pattern by Emma Congdon her website is here

Every one seemed to like this one it was a joy to stitch simply because I loved all the bright colours, it just needs to be framed now.

I have another finish too, well I stitched these owls a little while ago but just hadn't made them into a cushion.

sorry about the blurred picture, this pattern is from CrossStitcher magazine and the design is by Lucie Heaton her website is here

Since I have finished the owls I am on the next project which is a folksy style welcome cross stitch pattern.

This is an old magazine which I picked up from somewhere and I cannot remember it was in my stash of patterns and I thought it was about time I stitched it.

Lastly I finished a simple granny square crochet baby blanket for a family member

just the right size for a pram.
The knitted wrap is still on going too, I am defiantly near to a finish.

That's all for now. Enjoy the rest of your week.

bye for now
Julie x

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Free knitting patterns for Wrist warmers and Scarf.

Hello everyone,

This post has two of my knitting patterns I wrote some years ago and I just wanted to add them back on my blog for you.

Copyright 2012. Pattern for personal use only.

Materials - DK yarn MC, 1 x 50g and small amount for CC.
4mm needles & embroidery needle.

Stitch pattern- Rib K4, P4, and st,  stitch.
Size- To fit average size adult.

Right and left hand both worked in one piece and joined at the sides when finished.
Begin with 4mm needles use CC and cast on 46sts. Start with RS work in rib k4, p4 to last 2sts, p2. Continue 7 more rows and end on WS.
Inc  1 stitch each end, 48sts.
Next break of CC and join MC now continue in st, st, starting with a knit row and continue till work measures 23cm from beg. Or till you have reached the length of your choice.
Next row Dec 1st each end 46sts. Break off MC  and join with CC, the same as the beginning continue in rib k4, p4, for 8 rows. Cast off end with a RS.

NOTE- if you  decide to make the length of your wrist warmers longer then stated, you will need and extra ball of yarn.
To finish join sides and sew, secure ends and decorate as you wish, or as in the picture using a few embroidery stitches.
Hope you enjoy the pattern and let me know if you have any problems. Julie. C

Next pattern is the knitted scarf.

Copyright 2012. Pattern for personal use only.

Materials- 2 x 50g balls of SIRDAR CLICK CHUNKY.
5.5mm needles
8 Pom Poms to decorate.

Stitch pattern- Lace rib pattern as folls:-
Row 1 (k2tog, yo, k3) rep across.
Row 2 (p1, p2tog, yo, p2) rep across.
Rows 1 & 2 form pattern.

Cast on 27sts, k1 st at beg and last st k.
Next continue in Lace rib pattern throughout till desired length. 
When finished select a different colour of yarn if desired to add a neat edge to your scarf by using a crochet hook (4mm), and work in Double crochet around the sides. Then make 8 Pom Poms for decoration.
All done, hope you like this one to.

Let me know if you make any of the two patterns I would love to hear from you.
  Take care


Thursday, 7 February 2019

Knitting pattern for wrist warmers.

Hello everyone,

Cold with strong winds,now we need the scarfs, gloves and wrist warmers even more and on that note I have dug out one of my old patterns I wrote for wrist warmers. This was first posted on my old blog about 4 years ago.

Here is the pic,

copyright 2014 by Julie Cartwright.
Materials:- 4mm needles. 

DK yarn about 65g( depending on the length you require).

Stitch pattern:-  Rib, K1, P1. and for main pattern as follows:-
Little Arrows 4 row pattern.
1 Row RS k2, p2, k1, p2, *k3, p2, k1, p2; rep from* to last 2sts, k2.
2 Row P3, k1, p1, k1, *p5, k1, p1, k1; rep from* to last 3sts, p3.
3 Row k1, *P1, k5, p1, k1; rep from * to end.
4 Row P1, *k2, p3, k2, p1; rep from* to end.
Rep these 4 rows which form the main body of wrist warmers.

To Make.
Right and left hand both alike. 
Using 4mm needles cast on 50sts, work in rib, k1, p1, for 2rows.
Next row begin with main stitch pattern as above starting with row 1, RS to row 4. Then repeat a further 17 times till work measures 21cm from beg, ending on row 4 of pattern. Or knit the length longer if you wish.
Next row work in rib pattern k1, p1, for 7 rows then cast off. The finished length for mine was about 24cm.

To finish.
Bring sides together and sew the length of side edges, from cast on edge to cast off edge.
by www.

Hope you like this, why don't you give them a try and let me know how you get on. 
I love the texture of this pattern it could be used in lots of ways to make other items.

I also started a new crochet project last night using SIRDAR  Crofter DK yarn, this self patterning yarn is working nicely for me.

I am mixing 2 balls of this wool in different shades. Check out more details on this wool at - SIRDAR

Not decided if I will make a cowl or a long scarf but I will share with you when finished.
That's all I have to show you at the moment so till next time.

bye for now
Julie. x

Monday, 28 January 2019

Progress on colour work knitting and cross stitch update.

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Hello everyone,

Did you all have a lovely weekend I hope so it whizzed by so fast for me but I managed to find time relax with some knitting and cross stitch.

Here is how much I have done with the scarf/wrap.

Not to bad hm! 😃 I am just going to keep on knitting till I run out of wool well long enough to wrap around my shoulders twice, it is so nice and snuggled and it also keeps my legs warm while I am knitting it.

The cross stitch owls are not quite done yet it has been a steady progress here is a pic,

I will be stitching this tonight the colours are lovely and bright to work with really enjoying this one.

This was only a quick post I will have more to show next time, don't forget you can catch me on Instagram or Ravelry to see what I have been up to as well.

Bye for now
Stay warm keep knitting or stitching.

Julie xx