Hope you are all keeping well. Here we have a slight tummy bug in the two young boys but hoping we are over the worst of it. My head cold is nearly gone although I’m still quite tired so the remains of it are still there. Weather is turning chilly and we are getting quite hard frosts lately, believe me that is odd for Ireland who normally have a mild and wet winter.
Weeks are counting down now and during the last week or so I completed the last of our Christmas shopping, I need to just wrap and write some cards and finish making the knitted presents. I didn’t get any mince pies made this week with feeling slightly under the weather but I’m hoping this week I’ll get them done.
Knitting wise this week I’ve completed Caoimhe’s Christmas Beanie. For the pattern I used this The Gentle Beanie pattern and I worked it in two shades of purple as purple is her favourite colour. I used King Cole Merino wool in a dk weight for this and for all the other beanies I made so far. Its a wonderful wool and is not overly expensive and goes quite a long way. This pattern has some matching fingerless gloves which I’m hoping to do for her but I don’t have one size of dpn so will get some and do them for her, in the meantime I hope to work on the bigger boys beanies and some dishcloths.
|Caoimhe’s Christmas Beanie|
I also started another dishcloth and this week I’ve gone back to this Scrubby Dishcloth pattern. I loved this pattern and used it for a gift set of cloths for my sister so have gone back to it for some other gift sets. I’m knitting this one in King Cole Bamboo Cotton, I have gone down to a 3.5mm needle for a tighter cloth as the bamboo works better from it. This one is to match the two variegated ones I have just complete and is to blend with them. I’ve only just started it in the wee hours of the morning when I was up with the younger boys.
|Purple Scrubby Dishcloth|
This week I seem to have had a purple theme going on and the purple will continue in the cloths this week lol. I will be starting on one of the bigger boys Christmas Beanie and hopefully some yarn I ordered for a future project will arrive, I wish I’d have remembered the dpn’s I needed size wise but there you go.
Looking forward to catching up with you all this week.