Wednesday, 11 November 2009

On the needles this week ... playmat and hat

Knitting more pieces for the play mat/farm mat for Imogen for Christmas. Here is the pile so far.

play mat pieces pile

I actually laid it all out last night (except a couple of pieces my Mom has knitted for me that I will get next week), and it was really coming together. I've had fun knitting different pieces in so many different wools so there are such varying textures. I've even done one piece in loop knit which I'd not done before. Laying it out gave me more ideas about it's final look too, so that was good.

I have also finished knitting this hat for Imogen, which I think I will give to her for Christmas. She's not short of hats but I loved the pattern so wanted to knit it. I used a really chunky wool on 10mm needles so it took no time at all. I'm going to knit a scarf in the same wool to go with it.

Woolly hat for Imogen

More things in the "to do" project folder, but we're getting there.


  1. looks great ! did you follow a pattern for the playmat ? x

  2. Playmat is kinda just making it up as I go along. I have looked at books/patterns in Living Craft magazine, using their pattern styles and then just gone with the creative flow. Great fun!

  3. Look forward to seeing that mat all sewn together - what a great idea! I remember as a child I loved to play farms at my Granny's house because she had a carpet with lots of different squares on it.


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