Morning bloggers !
Another week has whizzed by and its been busy. With some school preparations going on here during the day and trips to the forest when its been cool and picnics, its not left much knitting time during the day but I’ve gotten most of what I aimed to do this week done, I just love the holiday time lol.
This week’s cloth is first up and its this delightful pattern Simple Eyelets . I did add a border to the sides of 3 stitches and I knit some rows top and bottom. The yarn I’m using is Rico Creative Aran Cotton which is lovely to work with and is a brighter green than is shown here in the picture. This is going to be part of a set I’m knitting as a gift and I’m hoping to work up a few extra ones over the coming weeks to get a head start on the amount of ones remaining in the year as once December comes I don’t think I’ll have much time for meeting weekly goals lol.
I also aimed this week to get another four mittens done for them Smitten Garland and with these only taking just under 2 hours its no hardship really over a week to get four done. This brings the total up to 12 so I’m half way there on the mitten side.
|This week’s four mittens|
|The first 12 mittens|
I also worked on Pinwheel Baby Blanket and its a bit scrunched up on the needles at the moment but this here is what one section looks like, its got 10 of these sections and is currently just over 20 inches wide, it still needs a little more adding to it.
|Pinwheel Baby Blanket|
I also cast on a Rib a Roni hat which is one of the hats listed in my hats for this year. This one will be for Ruairí and he chose a red yarn for his. I needed to start his first so I could judge size wise for Benjamin and Elizabeth which size they would need as I have three of these to knit.
|Rib a Roni|
I finished off last weeks Christmas-y Baby Hat I didn’t do pom poms in the end and opted instead for a little knot tied at the top of each point. I have enough yarn left for some mittens to match which I will do later.
|Christmas-y Baby Hat|
This is how the list looks now with the new totals added in and what projects are started.
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 – Started
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 :- 3/25
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. – Weekly Challenge
Advent Garland :- 12/24
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. – Started
Items for Baby :-
Christmas-y Baby Hat 1/1 – Complete
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- Started
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 – Complete
Items for the children :-
Beanies 1 Jacques Cousteau Hat – Complete
Looking forward to catching up will everyones projects this week. I’m off to spend the day watching the Olympics and knitting. Its great it being in the same time zone I’m able to get most of it during daylight hours lol.