Morning Bloggers from a wet and damp Ireland. The view out my window is grey and everything is dripping with rain, perfect weather for staying indoors and knitting and stitching 🙂
I have been wondering if we YOP Bloggers are going to continue on as a group into next year as I’ve found it a wonderful way to set out the year with some aims, yes the projects may change and the list is adapted as the year goes on but grass roots of it is kept to, the setting out of the list and working toward the completion of it.
This past week I’ve finished off the Jelly Bean Baby Sock (hit on the link for pattern) and they are a perfect fit for Elizabeth. I did forget to take a picture so I’ll try to remember that next week. All of you who predicted I’d become addicted and cast on another pair of socks were right I did ! lol. I cast on a pair for Caoimhe. They happened to be for Caoimhe as the Schoeller and Stahl yarn I had was called Blackberry and the boys decided it was to girrly for them lol so they have to wait until I get a more boy coloured yarn! I have a picture of the book I’m using to knit this second pair out of and its quite good, jumps up and down chapters a bit for me but then I guess I just like a pattern with it all written there in front of me so I can read it right through and then start.
I am really enjoying knitting these and I do have to pull myself away to finish other projects such as my scarf. With this in mind I may change my list to some more socks and a aim for a scarf a month to help towards presents.
So I did work on the Victorian Spring Scarf this week like I said, I didn’t get it finished but I got distracted by other lovelies. How I have a question on this for you all. Here in the picture you will see I have 12 of the pattern repeats done of the 18 it says to complete in the pattern but I think that even when I add on 6 more pattern repeats and blocking that this scarf is going to be still way to short and will need another 9 pattern repeats at least ! Any opinions ?
|Victorian Spring Scarf|
My one other cast on project of the week has been the Gryffindor Beanie. Yes I’m back to those colours and knitting in the round again lol. James saw that the needles I needed arrived and asked if I could knit it up for him so I measured him and off I went with it the other day. He chose to have the wide striped beanie to match his scarf-which he never takes off 🙂 .
This is knitting up quickly enough as I’ve only spent an hour or two on this late in the week so hopefully these shall be quick enough knits. The children have gotten their hands on my charmed knits book and are now asking for Harry Potter themed jumpers so I think we shall be running with this theme for awhile lol.
Looking forward to checking up with you all and thank you for the lovely comments of last week, they are heart warming. 🙂