Morning Bloggers !
Thank you all for the best wishes and congratulations, happy times ahead.
This week I’ve spent knitting in my spare time, anyone looking for a stitching update I’m sorry it just didn’t happen this week. I’m not in the mood to stitch. I signed up for IHSW in the hope I’d get the itch to stitch (oh great title, must remember, must remember !) and still nothing and I’m planning on knitting today, wait till you see why though !!
I got lots of items done, lots of them small but I did start a bigger project to lol.
First off I’ve finished the last washcloth for the baby. So this counts as this weeks cloth. It looks kind of blue but is a nice turquoise and is to match last weeks starfish cloth for a seaside theme. I used a King Cole Bamboo Cotton for this.This here is the pattern Starfish Cloth
I did finish James hat the Jacques Cousteau Hat, I don’t have any pictures of it at the moment as I’ll wait for him to model it on his birthday in a week or two.
I got four more mittens done for the advent garland Smitten, this brings the total up to 8 and I could have pushed for doing more but I’m just knitting these here and there as the mood strikes.
|Four more mittens.|
Oh yes I knit a burp cloth as well. I used a King Cole Bamboo Cotton print for the main part and then edged it with CROCHET !! I know how adventurous am I getting. Its not perfect but I’m pleased with it as it looks somewhat like I envisaged and its CROCHET !! (for new readers, I don’t crochet, well that’s wrong really, I know the stitches I just don’t practise and I just don’t tend to do it). Oh yes a picture now lol…te daaaa
The yarn I mentioned arrived last week. So I can now happily move on from cloths for the baby onto other useful items. Lots of neutrals.
So with this new yarn on Thursday I cast on this Pinwheel Blanket and worked on it Thursday and Friday night. This is just two sections of it.
Last night I cast on this Christmas-y Baby Hat how cute is that ! Here is where I finished up last night, just the top points to do and some pom pom’s (they should be interesting I haven’t made those since I was 8! ) and its done.
|Christmas-y Baby Hat|
So this here is how my list stands now with the new totals for this week.
Year of Projects List 2012/2013
Hats :- 0/6
Harry Potter Hufflepuff Beanie – just one left to complete the collection
Rib-A-Roni – I have yarn to knit three of these for the three younger children
Hermione Hearts Ron
Slouched Tuva Hat
Cowls :- 0/1
These are a few of the patterns I like but I’ve not picked which one or indeed how many of them I will knit, that is to be decided when I start on a cowl.
Eirin Cowl – these also have a pattern for fingerless gloves which I love also
Rhosyn Cowl – these also come with a pair of matching fingerless gloves and a headband
Pendleton Cowl – I love the colourwork in this one
Fingerless Gloves :- 0/1
I want to make one pair of fingerless gloves this year, more if I get the time. Again these are some of the patterns I have in mind but I’m undecided on which one.
Victoria Fingerless Mittens
Susie’s Reading Mitts
Hermione Hearts Ron Fingerless Gloves
Socks :- 0/1
I would love to knit a good few pairs of socks but that not may be possible so I shall aim to knit this pair anyway and anything over that shall be a bonus.
Hermiones Everyday Socks
Dishcloths :- 2/25
My aim is to continue knitting one a week until the end of December. This post I’m moving here to a Sunday and I’m making it part of the projects as it will be something I’m doing.
Advent Garland :- 8/24
Smitten A Holiday Garland – this I fell in love with and as family who love an advent calendar I thought this might be different and fun this year, especially if I fill each mitten with a little piece of chocolate for each of the children.
Items for Baby :-
Christmas-y Baby Hat 0/1
Easy Peasy Newborn Sock Hat 0/1
Cute Noggin Baby Hat 0/1
Baby Vertebrae 0/1
Picky Pants 0/1
Pinwheel Baby Blanket 0/1
Cotton Wash Mitt 0/2
Finish crocheting squares to make a baby blanket (I’m aiming to make 48 squares so I can see if that is big enough) 8/48
Burp Cloths 1/4
Wash Cloths 4/4
Items for the children :-
Beanies 1 Jacques Cousteau Hat
Looking forward to catching up with all of your weeks and seeing whats on the needles or hooks