STASH-BUSTING #32

Baby woolly…

I have been working on the above for what seems like forever but in fact only since the end of April. It is for my partner’s granddaughter who we still haven’t met but he does get a daily photo – thank heaven for social media!!!

Anyway I am doing another one but reversing the colours, blue cardi with pink trim. Will get a crack on because, although they are to wear in the Autumn I think I will have to post them. The little one will be walking and talking before we get to meet her ๐Ÿ˜‚

Hoping that your projects are moving faster than mine?

Woolly wishes,

Jane โ™กโ™กโ™ก

STASH-BUSTING #27

Fly away Peter, fly away Paul ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฆ

Not so long ago I bought a book called knitting with your leftovers by Fiona Goble and I have just completed some hanging birds.

Not usually a fan of small toy knitting all of those ends to sew in and the embroidery detail but I have found these very therapeutic in these mad times. Stocking stitch, French knots, chain stitch, a crocheted chain and a tassel. I have used up lots of little bits. ๐Ÿ˜‰

My cherry is in blossom as well โ™กโ™กโ™ก

I think they will look quite nice hanging in a nursery.

Woolly wishes,

Jane โ™กโ™กโ™ก

STASH-BUSTING #26

Vintage buttons โ™กโ™กโ™ก

I have got my act together and finished the little salmon pink jacket to match the little hat I had already made. I was in a bit of a quandary over the buttons??? All of the non-essential shops are currently closed. What was I to do for buttons??? And then I remembered the jar of buttons my great aunt gave me. Now normally I would not have been as daring with my choice of button but I am quite pleased with the contrast of the pearly buttons against the pink. These had never been used and looking at the card date back to the fifties or sixties. They are non toxic and laundry safe I hasten to add.

The sun has made the pink brighter than it actually is ๐ŸŒž

The hat and jacket are made from Sirdar pattern 264 Gorgeous Babies Knitting Book using double moss stitch and embellished with blanket stitch.

Just waiting for baby to come along so that I can pop in the post ๐Ÿ“ฎ

Woolly wishes,

Jane โ™กโ™กโ™ก

STASH-BUSTING #23

Finally finished Friday…

My partner becomes a grandpa at the beginning of April. His daughter is expecting a little girl – I went to the Baby Shower last week. I have been working on a little cardi for her which I have finally finished this morning ๐Ÿ˜Š

Taken a while as lots of ends to sew in!!!
And from the back.

So this month I will be using up some of my baby yarn stash so as to have some bits and pieces to offer on the big day โ˜†โ˜†โ˜†

Maybe something in just one colour next so as I don’t have all of those ends to sew in…

Woolly wishes,

Jane โ™กโ™กโ™ก

SELF-HELP #23

And now the clear up ๐Ÿšฟ๐Ÿšฟ๐Ÿšฟ

The river is going down but the flood defences have been kept up as more water is expected from Wales ๐ŸŒช๐ŸŒช๐ŸŒช

The swans are no longer racing down the river at 100mph…

I will start the clear up in the garden on Monday – the perfect way to spend my annual leave ๐Ÿค”

But there are signs of Spring ๐Ÿ˜Š

Doubt the bulbs I planted on the other side of the fence have done so well???

I will console myself with a bit of knitting.

Woolly wishes,

Jane โ™กโ™กโ™ก

STASH-BUSTING #20

Baby Guernsey finishedย  ๐ŸŽ

My sister is off to visit baby O on Tuesday so I have had to finish the baby Guernsey that I have been on about for weeks…

All stitched up!

I love the therapeutic action of knitting and keeping to a pattern but hate the tedium of blocking and sewing up so have a nasty habit of just leaving it ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”

Ready to wrap up!

So will brave the weather ๐ŸŒชโ˜”๐ŸŒช and pop it round later.

Woolly wishes,

Jane โ™กโ™กโ™ก

JANUARY ROUND-UP

Woolly bits and pieces ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ

Winter warmers!

So quite a sense of achievement for January. Admittedly a number of my completed items are for babies so don’t take that long. All yarn used is from my stash ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽˆ

Baby booties, mitts and hat ready for baby shower next month.

Blue booties and hat for gift next month.

Woolly pom pom hat started just before Christmas.

Scarf made from the Aldi stash, started September, finished yesterday.

WIPS

– wavy jumper

– baby Guernsey

– baby blanket

And the knit goes on!

Woolly wishes โ™กโ™กโ™ก

STASH-BUSTING #18

These boots were made for walkin’ ๐Ÿ‘ฃ๐Ÿ‘ฃ๐Ÿ‘ฃ

For a little boy and a little girl โ™กโ™กโ™ก

Baby booties ready for my gifting commitments in February.

This year I am planning to do a round up at the end of each month. I will have a few items to show at the end of January ๐Ÿ˜Š Admittedly they are for tiny people so don’t take much knitting but hey ho!!!

Woolly wishes,

Jane โ™ก

STASH-BUSTING #16

Baby knitting updates!

Baby knits

I have completed the pieces for the Guernsey jersey and done the neck but then I put it down. As I think I have said before I am not a fan of sewing up and pressing. The Guernsey is second size as the little boy will be 2 months when he gets his gift. From my point of view the deadline is mid February so it will probably stay in the knitting bag until then and then it will be a mad dash to finish….

I have made a couple of baby beanies (whilst avoiding sewing up the Guernsey )! The blue one is for the same little boy, the pink one is for the baby shower at the end of February.

I have just used stocking stitch on the beanies which gives that nice little roll on the rim and then just a bit of shaping for the top.

And ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽˆ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ celebration time I have only used yarn from my stash. There have been no crafting temptations this week so I still have money in my purse ๐Ÿ˜†

Have a lovely weekend everyone โค

STASH-BUSTING #15

Working my way through my lists…

I have baby gifts to make for February. A little boy who will be a couple of months old mid month when my sister goes to visit and I have been invited to a Baby Shower at the end of the month, the expected baby is a little girl.

I have started making a little Guernsey style jersey for the little boy (a very Channel Island inspired sentence).

Front and back done! One sleeve complete, the other on the way.

I am quite pleased because this is yarn from my stash. I am always picking up baby wool because you never know when you might need it but a little goes a long way when you are making cute little baby things.

Now I should be throwing a party using up some of my stash ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽˆ but it was my birthday last week and those lovely people at Hobbycraft sent me a ยฃ5 voucher so I had to pop in to spend it. I bought a couple of balls of end of line aran wool which I will make some hats with for next year’s Christmas stall. My purchase came to ยฃ13 so their marketing ploy worked!!!

Progress on the Guernsey to follow…