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

That New Project Feeling

Squeeee, is there anything better than when you’ve got your yarn, needles and pattern laid out in front of you and you’re about to cast on a new project?

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These are the mitts I plan to make with this lovely, colourful 100% merino yarn (adriafil knitcol DK), which you might recognise as souvenir yarn that I got on our lovely holiday near Dorchester last Autumn. The colours are the colours of the countryside that surrounded our cottage, so they’ll be called the Dorchester Countryside Mitts – and for once, this project is for me!