Another week gone by and boy what a busy week. We had a surprise visit from my eldest brother for the bank holiday weekend. He popped over from London so it was wonderful catching up with him, then we hit into some really sunny warm weather and I took advantage to get some good housework in and then just yesterday I got a call to go into my Mum’s and there I was going in the road thinking something was wrong and when I got in there my sister had arrived home from Australia as a surprise, she has a course booked starting in September for some further training so when she travels again, she will have better qualifications, I was just so excited as I have missed her very much. All of this did not leave much room for knitting. I got some done.
This weeks cloth was Koala Cloth which I knit up for my sisters newborn son, well he’s 2 and a half month’s now. She to lives in Australia so if I could get her home to see more of them I would be jumping out of my skin altogether lol.
The other thing I’ve been concentrating on is the pinwheel blanket, I could see the end in sight and I was itching to try out the edging. Thank you all for answering my questions last week and guiding me to the finish. You all got what I was trying to accomplish and the shell stitch was just the effect I was looking for. I understood the US terms and could translate them over, as I say I just don’t crochet enough or practise enough to have much confidence with it. The pinwheel finished at 570 stitches round and this lent itself to skipping 2 chain, dc in the next, skip 2 chain, 5 tc in the next and it all fit in perfectly.
A close up of the edging.
The Rib a Roni hat I was working on with Ruairí is not going to work out. I thought the cast on seemed a little small but decided to give it the benefit of the doubt until I had knit up a bit, which I did and it was just to small and that was the youth size so I decided to scrap that and I’m now going to try out the Strib Hat. I need to get another colour for Ruairí so he can have a stripe in his but Benjamin has two shades of blued already picked so I’ll start with his.
On the baby list I’ve been looking at some patterns and looking at others so some I’ll be taking out and changing for others I’ve found which I prefer better. I’m also going to start this week on a second blanket I want to knit which is going to be a crochet granny square one. I started some squares before but I’ve run out of those colours and can’t locate those shades so I’m going to use some lemon and white which I’ve found in my stash. This is about the only Granny square I know how to do so I’m going to just do up enough squares and join them all together. If any of you crocheters have any tips on this please do let me know ?
This is how the list looks now.
Year of Projects List 2012/2013
Hats :- 0/6
Harry Potter Hufflepuff Beanie – just one left to complete the collection
Strib Hat– 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 :- 6/25
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 :- 16/24
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– Complete
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
Tonight sees the closing ceremony of the Olympic Games and I’m sorry to see them end but I have enjoyed them immensely. Looking forward to catching up with all your yop posts.