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:
A nice ribbed sock:
Crochet baby hoodie:
Ode to pinstriping:
Floral slouchy hat:
Purl stripes baby hat:
Strawberry (or blueberry) hat:
This is my recent ‘ugh’, which was based on Chanelette but 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:
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:
The other special project I’m working on is also coming along nicely. Just one more month to go!
Happy new year and happy knitting xx
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!
Well, congratulations. If you’re reading this you survived the festive period, and who knows – in few months it might even start getting warmer and you can say you survived winter too! So that’s good.
Here’s my cute new felt covered diary and a sneak peek at a scarf I’m currently working on. It’s an awesomely textured no purl rib pattern and I’m knitting it holding two strands of DK yarn together for extra squidge factor.
I cast on just 31 stitches which I’ve found to be plenty wide enough and I’m using 4.5mm circs. Circs forever! It’ll be for my mum if I don’t curl up in it and hibernate before it makes it out of my clutches.
Christmas was a success because I got new yarn. As I live in England and it’s New Year’s Day (I stayed up wayyy past my bedtime) I wasn’t awake for enough daylight to take good pictures of it. Luckily for you I have a horribly bright fluorescent kitchen light which is very unflattering but great for taking knitting photos after dusk.
Well hi there
That King Cole Glitz is utterly fabulous and is likely to become a sparkly beret. That Cascade yarn is Peruvian wool from my sister, she knows the way to my heart ❤
New year plans: Read more, knit lots, blog when I remember 😉
Thanks to a small army of friends and family I am now moved into my flat.
Also, the bathroom has a shower and is sans cooker!
Everything else is a total mess and filled with boxes of course.
It’s been a stressful week so I’m spending a couple of days with my parents; playing snooker with my dad
And knitting with my mum
Mum kept losing her row counter because she’s using a circular needle so I suggested she thread it onto some yarn around her neck. Success! And she looks very stylish, though she politely declined a photo for the blog.
She making a lilac snood for herself
(improvised from ‘ripple stitch’, Knitting for Dummies).
I’m still working on the endless socks and vowing to form relationships with smaller footed people in future
Just kidding Nath! He had a special birthday this week. 😀
Have you started Christmas knitting yet? Whenever anyone mentions the C word I put my fingers in my ears and sing and it’ll stay that way until I’ve finished these damn socks 😛
Today I’m working on some lovely socks for my partner. I love this colour yarn and I’m really excited to get them done as I think they’ll really suit Nath.
One and a half handknitted socks
I haven’t been knitting as much lately because I’m in the process of moving out of my current house into a flat on my own. I’m going to try to make more time for knitting in the coming weeks because actually it’s time well spent to unwind and focus on something else, recharge my batteries for the next list of things I need to do.
I hate packing
When I’m feeling stressed out, I talk to my friends and they tell me how awesome my new flat is going to be. I worry about living alone, and they say “but think of your flat, it’s going to be full of yarn!”. It’s funny that so many people have said this to me independently of one another. It’s true that knitting and yarn are a comfort to me, though my stash is big enough, and I’ve got visions of people popping round to see the new place and balls of wool tumbling out the front door when I open it. One step closer to my dream of being Scarf Lady when I grow older!
Sarah and Duck meet a sentient pile of leftover yarn in Scarf Lady’s house
The new place is a bit of a state at the moment and I have just a week until I move in. It’s unlikely I’ll have a kitchen floor before I’m actually living there! Here are some pics of the chaos:
Kitchen with no floor
Save time in the morning, cook breakfast from the bath!
It’s going to take a lot of yarn to get me through this :’D