Morning Bloggers !
Hope your weeks have all been good and productive.
Mine have been in some areas and not so much in others. I’ve also been getting things ready for back to school which is going to happen in two weeks time and as you know this does NOT make me happy added into that are the facts that Ruairí heads off to big school with the other children who are all starting in a new school, remember those issues earlier in the year!, this is one of the results of that and Benjamin wanting so much to follow his brother to school is going to be going to Montessori Mon-Fri mornings so I’m only going to have the Princess Elizabeth at home to keep me company, which I’ll love but I’m sad also at how quiet my house is going to become. The children naturally are all excited and that’s how it should be, they won’t know that their mama will be a shedding a tear or two and it takes quite a lot to get me to shed a tear as my friends very well know! lol.
Anyway onto knitting news this week.
My dishcloth of the week is this Scrubby cloth and I love the effect but for some reason I just didn’t feel the love of the cloth and so its only half done so I’m not going to even waste a photo on it, well not when I’ve so much other cuter things to show off. I need to finish this and another one for my sister and I need some for Christmas presents..yes I mentioned the C word but I need to be very organised this year with baby due around the 12th of Dec..that’s still a cool date lol.
So items I can show you some pictures of.
I knit up this Bunny Blanket Buddy and it was so quick and easy and I just love it. I’m knitting one this week now for my sisters little man and my two sil’s will get one for their babies when they are born sometime in Sept. Yes our family is very busy with new babies this year! Four new additions by Christmas. I used white Bamboo Cotton for this one.
|Bunny Blanket Buddy|
I then started a pair of mittens to match the Christmas-y Baby Hat I knit a couple of weeks back for the baby. Well the first after following directions would have fit a mouse ! so it was back to the drawing board and I knit these Striped Baby Mittens. They were quick and easy to do and I may do a few more pairs to match some other hats.
|Striped Baby Mittens|
I did then opt for a pattern off my list and cast on and finished the Cute Noggin Baby Hat. I knit this in some Sublime Baby Cashmere Merino Silk and I just love it ! I need some mittens now to match this I think. But check out those tassels on top, cute or what !
|Cute Noggin Baby Hat|
On my list I have listed the pattern Baby Vertebrae which I like but I think I want to knit this in a gender specific colour so I want to keep this item for after baby is born so instead one of the cardigans I want to knit is this Demne pattern, which will lend itself to a more neutral colour I think. I cast the sleeve on late last night so I’ve only a couple of rows done so far. I’m knitting this in a Debbie Bliss DK Cotton in a white/off white colour
This is it pretty much for this past week. I want to try and fit in as much as I can in the next couple of weeks as once the children head back to school my days are filled with less knitting and more school runs, clock watching, homeworks and the multitude of other activities that start up again in September. On the baby list I am also adding in this Owlie Sleep Sack and its matching hat. After seeing them on a couple of blogs I just have to have one lol. I’m also removing the Picky Pants and Cotton Wash Mitt patterns as I don’t know have I the need for them and I will be aiming to do another couple of cardigans which patterns I will decide on when I get as far as them.
All in all the baby list part of the YOP list is not looking to bad now and this is what I’d aimed to concentrate on first. I will also be working on adding in pieces for Christmas presents for the children and family as well now over the coming months.
So this is the list this week.
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 1/1Complete
Owlie Sleep Sack0/1
Pinwheel Baby Blanket 0/1– Complete
Crochet squares to make a baby blanket (I’m aiming to make 48 squares so I can see if that is big enough) 0/48
Burp Cloths 1/4
Wash Cloths 4/4 – Complete Baby Mitts 1/1 Complete
Items for the children :-
Beanies 1 Jacques Cousteau Hat – Complete
Looking forward to catching up with you all this week.