The world at your fingertips!

My friend made a joke about how she wished she could hold the world in her hand. What she didn’t know was that I was thinking about how I could make it happen, in a knitted way of course.

I didn’t search for a knitting pattern for it that thoroughly because I wanted to design it myself. I got some inspiration from a book of Christmas baubles and I came up with my own pattern for a sphere world using 5 double pointed needles.

This is the original chart that I used for the first little knitted world ;

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Here are some photos of it in progress !

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Once I had finished it I was so pleased with myself for having designed it all on my own!  I made two, one for my friend and one for my boyfriend. The first one that I made was slightly smaller than the second one, as you can see below ;

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Also the first one (on the right side) had way too small ice caps. I imagine the world will look like this in the future after the ice caps have melted for a few more years!

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I am super pleased with my little knitted world and I hope to come up with a pattern soon that I will list on Ravelry!

Here are some more pics of the second world that I made. It’s prettier with a nicer colour of blue for the sea 🙂

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Little knitted gifts for my boyfriend

Perhaps some of you keen knitters out there want to be able to knit something for your man but socks, scarves and jumpers are just too boring!

Well I decided to knit my boyfriend a little mini guitar and a knitted cricket ball! Yes they are not as useful as a jumper would be but oh well!

I made these in the summer and sent them to my boyfriend in a cute little box.

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Alan Dart has a pattern for the owl and the pussy cat  and I just made the guitar.

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My mum has a book with a pattern for Christmas baubles and I just made a completely red one and then embroidered on the marks.

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Other crochet blanket

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Over the past three months I have been working on two blankets at the same time. This is the smaller of the two, please look at my previous blog post for photos of my larger blanket . I do not intend on making this one quite as big as the other blanket – it is the perfect size to keep my legs warm when I am working at a desk or on the sofa.

The photo above is from about a month ago. I have since enlarged it a little bit, scroll down to see.

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The photo below is what it looks like at the moment, it a good size so I might just finish it with a border after christmas.

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Granny squares in my dreams

For the past three months, I have been doing nothing but making granny squares, not that I am complaining! I love making granny squares, it has become so automatic to me now that I can sit watching documentaries for hours crocheting away.

I started wanting to make a blanket the size of my single bed but now I am so addicted that I want to make it the size of a double bed! So far I have made 42 squares 🙂 (6 X 7 )  and I have calculated that I will need about another 18 yay

Please scroll down to look at my beautiful blanket 🙂

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Above – My granny squares at the very beginning of my project 🙂

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Above – Piles of granny squares to be joined 🙂
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Joined !!

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All folded up and beautiful 🙂

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Writing about Knitting

It seems like ages ago now, but last year I wrote an article for The Tribe magazine, an online student run magazine about knitting.

It was the first article that I had ever written. It’s the start of my writing career (and I intend on having one).

It makes me somewhat nostalgic but also makes me wonder why didn’t I continue to write for them? Or at least try to?!

I submitted photos of my work along with the article which make me cringe. I have a new phone now that takes nicer photos but also I have learnt how to take better photos of my work using what camera I have.

Nonetheless I am still proud of it!

My Article in the Tribe –  http://www.thetribeonline.com/2011/11/knitting-the-real-love-of-my-life/