Join in and crochet a Wool Eater Blanket with Sarah London

I had this on my list of to-do-projects since January but have finally started it 🙂

wool eater blanket crochet double knit oddment yarn

Link to Sarah London Wool Eater CAL 2012

It is another project for using up oddments of yarn. Where as the knitted squidgy hexipuffs use up oddments of 4 ply yarn, this crochet-along-with-Sarah project uses double knit yarn.

Click on the image above to link to her site and the Wool Eater Blanket instructions. Obviously I’m more than a little behind having just started!

Small knitting project to do when travelling – or feeling unwell

My head has been so foggy and in pain for the last week with a sinus infection so I needed an easy small project and decided to start on the Beekeepers quilt pattern that I purchased on Ravelry last year. You can pick it up and complete a quilt piece when you feel like it. The finished quilt is so pretty and great for using up an odd ball or the remnants of 4ply yarn from sock projects!

beekeepers quilt travel knitting kit

All you need is 4 ply yarn, 3 dpns (double pointed needles), a crochet hook, some filling material and a small bag to keep the items in. This makes a nice little 'kit' for knitting on the go!

small sqidgy hexipuff knitted quilt project

So satisfying to complete each cute squashy piece quickly and easily - and you get plenty to practice on 😉

You will need to increase and decrease and each squidgy (as I seem to be calling the ‘Hexipuffs’) is knit in the round, so not a beginner’s project, but great for practicing these techniques when you’re ready. There are lots of knitting video tutorials to search through on You Tube. Here is a good one from the Dummies.com series for increasing or decreasing. Each squidgy is quick to make, very cute and very satisfying to see the collection of them build up quickly in a box! Take a look at Tiny Owl Knits site for more information 🙂

hexipuff knitted quilt pieces in box

Before you realise it you have a pile squidgies overflowing from a box. They all look different and it's going to be fun arranging all the different coloured peices for the quilt!