September 24, 2013

Cy ~ Knitting Finished

I forgot to show you what I did with my pale yellow first knitting practice piece.


And here is my finished Baby Building Blocks Blanket.
Finished by candle-light last night as we have had power cuts with the gales from the tropical storm that swept North Island.


It's not as 'straight edged' as I'd like, but hey! I'm just happy that I can knit now, lol.

Happy Stitching

10 comments:

Debra Spincic said...

Another skill to add to your already impressive resume!

Cyra said...

All thanks to the inspirational group of Tuesday Stitchers who "planted" the seed in my head.

ladyhawthorne said...

Wonderful! You can block your afghan in you have a place large enough to lay it out and leave it. Just dampen it and lay it out like on a sheet and straighten it up by pushing it around. Mom used to do our sweaters like that.

Cyra said...

A good idea, thank you. I'll give that a go and see if I can straighten those wonky edges.

Debra Spincic said...

My mom pins her knitting to those cardboard cutting boards we used to use for dressmaking. They have handy grids for alignment.

cq4fun said...

Good for you! I love the little hat. Doesn't knitting always have to be blocked somehow? I see some rods Judy Laquidara uses.

Judy S. said...

Cute hat on that Teddy! And I like the way you finished it. Blocking your blanket should help the edges; if it's acrylic yarn, you can also steam it carefully but don't put the iron on the fabric. Looks to me like you picked up knitting really fast! Great work!

Barbara C said...

You took to knitting like a duck to water. Very nice work, it's a little addictive, isn't it?

Suztats said...

Your blanket and hat turned out great! Way to go! You must be a quick study.

Deborah McLaughlin said...

Looks like you've been knitting all your life. Both projects look great.