A long time coming…
Finally finished the baby blanket started last summer. The recipient will be too big for it but perhaps he has a teddy who will like it 🤔
I used a King Cole bamboo with cotton yarn which is lovely to work with and drapes really nicely.
As I have already said I have had a break from the needles due to failing mojo but perking up now and it does feel good to get a WIP off my needles. Hopefully more completed WIPs to follow 😋
It fits 🤗
Remember the Aran cable-knit that was posted to my nephew well here he is wearing it and it fits. So pleased. Haven’t seen him in a few years but hopefully soon.
A very happy knitter😊
And now the cable knit’s over…
This afternoon has been spent sewing up, weaving in ends and completing the neck on my nephew’s cable knit. And ta dah here it is:
Made using Paton’s aran weight yarn (63% wool, 37% acrylic).
I will be bundling it up and posting it on Tuesday after the bank holiday. My goodness it feels good to have it off my needles😉
Wishing everyone a wonderfully woolly weekend.
Two arms, a front and a back – time to start sewing up….
I have just completed the second sleeve of my nephew’s cable-knit so time to start sewing up!
I’m feeling quite pleased with myself but not enough to start sewing up straight away. I love the knitting but always have a sense of impending doom when it comes to putting it all together 😉
I can’t use the garden as an excuse for procrastination as the weather is atrocious outside. Very windy and hammering down with rain. So will have to find another excuse or just get on with it 🤔
Green and sleeves…
One sleeve down and the other one half done. About one more inch until I start shaping the raglan 😉
And then the joy (?) of sewing up!!! But there will be the sense of achievement in posting it to my nephew 😋
Hopefully I will be able to show you something finished next week…
Unlucky for some…
The weather has been glorious today. After mowing the lawn and pulling up some troublesome stinging nettles I have enjoyed an hour’s al fresco knitting. All that vitamin D should help my immunity 😄
I have been working on the first sleeve of my nephew’s cable aran.
Half a sleeve is better than no sleeve!
Please ignore the dying primula in the background. The warm weather has taken me a bit by surprise and I haven’t really got into a watering routine yet😕
So back to the sleeve. Another 20 rows to go on the increase sequence and then once it is the desired length I will start on the raglan shaping. He’s not going to get it for chilly spring days but he does live in Scotland and there is generally a chill all year round 😆
A little progress…
Unlike Cinderella I now have 2 slippers…
And I have finally finished the front of my nephew’s cable knit. I have had to frog several times as I have made numerous mistakes – so tired and kept losing focus 😥
I am actually looking forward to starting the sleeves as a change of sequence.
Front and back just waiting for a couple of sleeves!
Back to the garden to enjoy a little April sunshine before work 🌝
Or whipping the WIPs into shape…
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.
Hope you are having a good Sunday.
Another project started in 2020 but finished in 2021…
I have finally finished this little kitty coat for N’s granddaughter
The pattern came from Hobbycraft and it is made in their cotton blend DK yarn. It is knitted completely in garter stitch which is why it took so long – I got bored😋
Anyway it’s in the post now, hopefully it fits???
Started in 2020 but finished in 2021…
I finished the knotty cowl the week before last and got it posted.
I have given it to my sister but I do think it will be rather warm but it was an interesting set of stitches.
Can’t get round to sticking to a big project so still keeping my hands busy making animals and storeage ideas.