Just thought I would offer a sneaky peak at how my nephews cable knit jumper is coming along.
So we have a single rib, some cables over 4 rows, the diamond twist pattern done over 24 rows and the textured stitch which I think is called blackberry stitch or perhaps I’ve made that up because it looks a bit like blackberries 🤔
I have worked just over 100g of the Paton’s wool blend and I am liking the finish 🙄
The sun is out so hoping for a lovely weekend after a tough week at work. Hope the weather is as kind to everyone else as the sun certainly lifts my mood.
Do you remember me sharing photos on the progress of the pink Guernsey jersey?
Well I have finally finished it 🤗
It’s a Debbie Bliss pattern that I found in Prima magazine a few years ago. I have made it in brown before but I am much happier with this attempt. The yarn came from Aldi so cheap and cheerful. Next time I make it I will have the confidence to splash out on a more expensive yarn.
Handicrafts and gardening are both good ways of looking after your mental health especially when the sun is out 🌝
I had a little knitting kit for Christmas to make a mug cosy. It was aimed at beginners but you know me…
The kit contained full instructions, some divine wool and these super cute chunky knitting needles, they are just so dinky 😉 The cosy is just done in garter stitch and because it’s a chunky yarn grows really quickly.
Now after my mindful bit of knitting, I really enjoyed the feel of the wool and handling those dinky chunky needles I put my cosy on a mug and made myself a cuppa. I took my cuppa outside and potted a few primulas to make my garden pretty.
And my cuppa stayed nice and warm in its little coat 😚
January has been a month full of challenges. We have had floods and heavy snowfall as well as being locked down.
COVID-19 has been rampant so other than work and a bit of walking life has been spent indoors. A great excuse to attack the stash some might say? But my time has been spent finishing off Christmas presents and doing bits and pieces.
I have been making little woodland creatures from a kit supplied by Let’s Knit.
And I have been dabbling in storeage:
Pattern taken from Let’s Knit issue 166.
The larger basket is made with double moss stitch and the small one is made in moss stitch. They are both made from one cake of Aldi yarn originally bought to make a cowl.
New month looking for new inspiration with the stash 🤔