10 May 2014

finished objects

After the lengthy wingspan project, I needed to do some quick knits. I started with some dish cloths using a diagonal pattern - Grandmothers Favourite by Traditional Design click here. I found some nice coloured (Lion Brand) kitchen cotton, on sale at Deramores. There were fourteen shades to choose from.
I have probably a years supply of dish cloths knitted up now.

A wee while ago I visited the Textile Studio, Ballyhackamore and stocked up with Drops Eskimo, as it was on sale. First off the needles came a pair of felted slippers. The pattern was a Drops pattern, for more details click here.The pattern for the flower I made up as I went along. The yarn felted beautifully.

The next project was a set of nesting bowls and I used Alice Thelma's pattern click here. I didn't make mine as deep as the ones in the pattern. I now have somewhere to keep all my bits and pieces together, for future sewing projects.

All three patterns are free and available online.
At the moment I'm kitting up a summer scarf, but the photos of that will be on a future blog post.
Just one more thing I was lucky enough to win a giveaway. So thanks to Jacqui who writes the blog, Living with Ethel. I won a beautiful needlework book, dating back to the '40s. Also included was embroidery floss and a beautiful card. Thanks again, Jacqui.
Till next time, Ali.


  1. You have been busy..
    Love all your brill quick knits Ali ...the felted slippers look fab...and so soft!
    Great nesting bowls too!
    I should have some dishcloths on the go - to keep my fingers busy... thanks for the reminder!
    OOoh great to see the exciting ideas packed book in its new home! Wonder what will inspire you
    Ali x

  2. Love your latest projects Ali, the slippers are fabulous! :)
    Congrats on your giveaway win!
    V xxx

  3. You've been a busy bee, all your makes are lovely. I always use that same pattern for my dishcloths. I like to knit a batch all at once then I don't have to make any more for a long time.

  4. Gosh, you've been very busy. Envious of those lovely felted slippers. They look so cosy. Thanks for the mention. Hope you get lots of inspiration from the book.
    Jacqui xx

  5. love the slippers and the flower. If I knit dishcloths I wouldn't want to use them!

  6. You are so productive Alison. A true maker.

  7. Love all your latest makes, especially those sweet slippers! Congratulations on winning that lovely giveaway.
    Wishing you a happy weekend.
    Helen xox


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