This month has been bunnies, baskets and my nephew’s cable aran and many long hours at work. I know I shouldn’t complain as I am lucky to still have a job but some weeks I feel so tired. Obviously showing my age 🤔
Working on my crochet. Still much better going backwards and forwards on the crochet front – the knitter in me!!! Still gain too many stitches when working on a round but I made a basket in a very chunky yarn and found it much easier to keep track of my stitches – so lessons are being learnt this month 😄
Still working on the front of my nephew’s cable knit, hoping to get a bit more done this weekend in between eating chocolate and drinking wine 🍷but will take care to avoid staining 😉
The weather is beautiful here at the moment but sadly not so good for egg hunting on Sunday 🌧🌨🌪
I have been absent from these pages for a week or two. Work has been horribly busy and I have hardly had a chance to click my needles together and I have to admit to missing the benefits.
I have made this storeage basket.
It’s a very chunky yarn that I bought from Aldi a couple of years ago and a size 10mm hook. I have actually managed to hook this in the round. I think the thicker yarn and hence bigger stitches helped me with my counting. I made it up as I went along but ended up with 96 stitches.
It’s going to be a toy basket. Tyson the tiger looks quite comfy in it.
Hoping that the next week or two will be less hectic and I can get a bit done on my nephew’s cable aran.
No progress to report on the cable knit aran this week. I have started the front but I have had back to back shifts at work so the little progress I had made had to be frogged 🐸 I should learn my lesson and not work on bigger projects when I am tired 🤔
I have been tinkering with toy making over the last few weeks
The knitted bunny is for N’s granddaughter for easter.
The crochet bunnies are a work in progress. I have a bag full of bunny bits. I think I have mentioned before I have terrible problems working in the round when attempting crochet. I just keep losing count🙃 So the yellow bunny is crocheted backwards and forwards and then lots of seams to sew up. The mauve bunny can be called amigurimi but he doesn’t have 2 identical arms or 2 identical legs. A slight deformity due to my poor numeracy skills 😉
A have few more bunnies to complete, ready join the crew.
I have already displayed 3 of these pots but I didn’t have a big enough jar for the tall one. I went out and bought a large jar of green olives. We have finally eaten them so I can now cover the jar with the twist and cable cosy – what I go through for my craft 😂
I used some leftover ombre yarn from Aldi that I had lurking in my stash. It knitted bigger than the tension requirements of the Aran yarn used in the pattern but I am quite pleased with the results.
My February accomplishments are finally finishing the Kitty coat and the Knotty cowl and getting them sent off to their recipients. I managed to complete the pink Guernsey for myself and have had a good root through what is left in my work basket. Obviously I haven’t tackled the various stashes around the house. N does not need to know about those😉
Spring is in the air so I have potted a few flowers to cheer the place up and I have been dabbling in hooking.
Moving forward I have started a cable knit aran for my nephew, I will continue to try to master crochet and I am making little hats for the AgeUk/Innocent Smoothie campaign http://www.thebigknit.co.uk 👒🎩🎓
The weather is improving, well rather chilly today, so must start making more of an effort with my walking.
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.