It’s been a while so I’ve got lots to show you! A finished object, projects on the go, a knitting book and a new cardi for me!
I’ve finished this sweet little blue cardigan for my newborn-to-be and I’m delighted with it. The pattern is Ode to Pinstriping and it is free on Ravelry.
I’ve got a few other projects on the go at the moment as well. A crochet blanket and a little knit sweater (wee lima) also for the baby:
What else? Oh I got a knitted doggies book for a friend which has these gems in it. It’s Knitted Dogs and Puppies by Sue Stratford and includes these bizarre delights:
I also treated myself to a maternity cardigan off eBay which I scandalously did not knit myself but has beautiful lace edging. It’s this one.
I hope your Christmas knitting is going well. I haven’t got ANY Christmas knitting planned this year because I am all about the baby knitting and crochet in preparation for February!
Now the festive period is out of the way I can show you some things I made people as gifts.
I knitted this hat and mittens set for my niece, who is two and a half. They’re too big for her but she tried them on straight away, hopefully she still likes them next winter when they might actually fit her!
I also made a baby blanket and bootees set for a friend who had a gorgeous baby girl in 2014:
Last year in total I made two baby blankets, one pair of bootees, two pairs of mittens, one hat, one cardigan and a crochet ninja, and I started on a blanket, a jumper, a pair of socks and a scarf!
I’ve been cheating on knitting with other crafts! I’ve been spending time making zines and teaching myself to do embroidery:
and even crochet! Yes I know I used to say crochet is stupid and I still say that quite a lot when it goes wrong. I only said it was stupid cause I couldn’t do it, of course. Now I can! (Sort of). Not many pics of crochet things because they are to be gifts but here’s a sneaky peek at a baby bootee:
I’ve been trawling Ravelry today so my love affair with knitting is set to resume shortly 🙂 what can I say, I have a lot of love to give. xx