2015 round up

Here’s everything I knitted and crocheted in 2015, complete with links to patterns. As I haven’t updated for a while there are several new finished objects towards the end of the post, including Wee Lima and some baby hats, as well as an ‘ugh’ and what I’m working on now!

No-purl ribbed scarf:

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A nice ribbed sock:

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Crochet baby hoodie:

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Ode to pinstriping:

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Floral slouchy hat:

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Wee lima:

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Purl stripes baby hat:

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Strawberry (or blueberry) hat:

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This is my recent ‘ugh’, which was based on Chanelette┬ábut with a waffle stitch pattern instead. I gave up on it because it came out completely the wrong proportions. I’m kind of heartbroken about all the time I put into it. It was meant to be for my niece:

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As my niece’s favourite colours are pink and yellow, my replacement project for her that I’m now working on is a rose cardigan in this lovely buttercup yellow cotton:

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The other special project I’m working on is also coming along nicely. Just one more month to go!

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Happy new year and happy knitting xx

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Frog or Finish ’15: The results

Frog or Finish ’15* is complete! I’ve either finished or ripped the majority of my current projects. There is one remaining that fits in neither category, as it should be. I’ll come back to that later.

Finished!

This scarf, which I made with two strands of DK held together and cast on 31 stitches which was PLENTY. I used 4.5mm needles. As I’ve mentioned, it’s for my mum.

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It’s a beast, at 6 ft 1 inch (that’s 73 inches or 185.5cm).

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And these socks (‘A Nice Ribbed Sock’), which I’ve been knitting since LAST JULY. The curse of second sock syndrome.

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They look even better on Nath’s feet, which is who they were made for:

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Frogged!

This┬ájumper (‘Poolside’) which does not work as well with acrylic as it does with alpaca (funnily enough). I was in the process of trying to undo the cable cast-on to re-do the neckline. Don’t do this. It is better to give up on the whole thing than try to undo the cable cast-on. So fiddly. I wish I’d done a provisional cast-on just in case!

I was getting fed up of knitting the rest of it and I’d only got to the armpits. It had to go.

A moment of silence for Poolside please

A moment of silence for Poolside please

This sky scarf using this scarf pattern. A sky scarf was a lovely idea when I began this project in January 2013, but it has lost it’s charm somewhere between the tiny rows of lace using 4 ply yarn, the tangly balls and the endless pages of sky colours waiting to be crossed off.

So long, sky scarf. It was good while it lasted.

So long, sky scarf. It was good while it lasted.

Wildcard!

As with most supposed dichotomies, there are things that fit into neither camp. This sock yarn blanket is a project that I’m not planning on finishing any time soon, but I’m happy to have it ticking over between other projects, using leftover yarns and giving me time to ponder the next project I want to tackle. It was a project passed on to me from the talented cartoonist Cassian who makes Poly in Pictures.

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So… what next?!

*I got this idea from here, and I’ve no idea where it originates. Anyone?