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Treeeesa May 24, 2009

Posted by Sarah in fabric, felt, gift, home made, sewing, wool.
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Rosa-May is an incredible friend, talented artist, and one of the funniest people I have ever met.  I really wanted to make her feel special for her birthday this year.  She really does love trees so I thought what could be more appropriate than a tree softie?IMG_4253IMG_4218

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I got the inspiration for her from this lovely book.

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Patchwork knitted blanket May 12, 2009

Posted by Sarah in blanket, home made, knitting, sewing, thrifty, wool.
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This blanket started life because I wanted to try to use up all the half balls of wool that I had.  I used some recycled wool from a previous project.  I soon realised that I didn’t have much wool after all.  After numerous trips to the yarn store to buy yet more wool, and much procrastination, my blanket is finally finished.img_4297

The thing that held me up the most was the sewing together of pieces, but one last push a couple of months ago made it happen.img_4290

It’s a giant measuring 82″ by 66 ” (that’s 208cm by 167cm)!  That’s 4100 stitches per square, 82,000 stitches in total.  It weighs 2kg!  That’s so much wool!

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My friend Rosa crocheted around the edge for me, and that really makes the whole piece look lovely.  I’ll have to wait for a good sunny day before I can get any pics up of the lovely edge.

It’s so heavy, it just traps you under it, making getting off the couch to head to bed quite hard.  It’s definitely going to keep both Joh and I warm all winter.  We love it.