Friday, 25 March 2016

THIS WEEK...

... has involved a few "challenges".. not least getting round to writing this Blog post! lol x

I have been issued with a Blog challenge .. that will come next week .. most probably starting on Monday.

I was hit by something that .... thankfully... turned out to be inspiration and NOT something harmful or smelly! I have been looking for a "theme" for the Sandbach Quilt Group Summer challenge ... and now I have it x

SO.. I needed to work out the details .. and make some samples .. DONE xx I think its fun .. just hope the ladies agree x NOW I have to make a couple of prizes .. got the ideas for them too... OH! Im on a roll x

The next "challenge" came on Tuesday ...it was Congleton Quilt Group meeting and I came home with 2 bags..


...containing the left overs from the members raffle quilt .. there are 3 blocks left over and they wanted "something" as an extra raffle prize..... DONE x I feel I need to show it to the committee (to see if they like it!!!!)   BEFORE I can share it with you .. only fair x

CAN YOU SEE ... why this Blog post has been a challenge ! SUPER boring with no pictures xx

SO.. I thought I would share some of my  recently finished shawls .. I know not everyone likes knitting ... so if you are going ..Bye .. see you tomorrow x

(NOW REMEMBER.... a Blog with NO pictures is boring ... so NO complaints about the number of pictures you are about to see.... and remember this has been over the last several weeks xx lol x)

I showed you the yellow specked shawl .. well I was obviously craving sunshine because I made a yellow sparkly one..




SO much fun .. then a BIG yellow one with a gradient ..



that was 4ply .. so look a while x

Then I made grey one ...

 

 

which I liked the pattern of VERY much .. I had a gradient called Golden Peacock .. yes sparkles again .. that I thought would work well SO..

 

 

I LOVE this one xx THEN.......!!

(I KNOW .. its an obsession people ! lol x)

I found a pattern that worked REALLY well with those variegated wools that you (well me!!) ... see.. love and buy and then think .. mmm..








They were fun and fast to make x I then wanted a bit bigger and warmer one .. the sun went in and the wind came out!! ... So back to DK I went..




I liked the pattern and wondered ....what it would be like in 4ply (yes I found a LOT when I cleaned up!).. SO..




Are you exhausted! lol x You were warned xx I am now back to Dk... sparkles .. and cables .. GOT to be a winner ...



OK that's it!!! I KNOW... ! lol x

If you got to the end...well done x

Off for a cuppa and a bit more knitting x See you tomorrow x

Diane x

13 comments:

Lorraine said...

Diane, your shawls are wonderful but when do you find time to sleep! Lol. Lx

Julie Fukuda said...

Yoi just whipped out those shawls on no time at all??? That looks like a year's worth of work to me.
Guess we can drool over those while waiting for the mystery to be solved.

Chookyblue...... said...

Omg your a machine with those gorgeous shawls....

Chookyblue...... said...

Omg your a machine with those gorgeous shawls....

Kimberley said...

WOW - those are stunning - I especially love the top one. Yes - when do you find time to sleep??!!

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

Hahaha, LOADS Of knitting! All gorgeous! Wish I could knit!

Sharyn Baldwin said...

Love all of your shawls, it's really hard to pick a favourite!!

Vivian said...

wow your knitting is fantastic!!!! and so much so fast, holy cow!

Wonderful to see.

jtquilts said...

Oh, Diane! I have been away for awhile and just checked in again. Wow, your shawls are wonderful! I especially love the first yellow one. Can you direct me towards your pattern? I will be looking forward to seeing your quilty projects, too.

Tracy said...

WOW! Lots and lots of gorgeous shawls, I wish I could knit that fast! I love the peacock yarn shawl, its beautiful xx

Terry said...

Holy smokes! Those shawls are beautiful! I look forward to learning about all the challenges you introduced us to!--Terry

JoZart Quilts said...

Catching up on what I missed whilst I was in Germany and my word!!! there's so much from you. Do you ever sleep? Amazing shawls and all so fine and beautifully knitted. I just adore the one shaded from purple to turquoise. Is it made in shaded yarn or did you change the shades as you went along. Please let me know what yarn you used, it's just gorgeous.
Jo x

Debra said...

Diane your standard of knitting leaves my knitting way in the background. Your knitting is just stunning and I have fallen in love with the peacock coloured one. It is absolutely beautiful. All your shawls are glorious. Much love to you.

(I could see you watching Hallam "sitting up" in the videos Blair and Sally were making whilst they were Skyping you. Isn't he just darling and so clever? He must take after his Grannies :-)