Morning bloggers to what is a cold and dull winters day, we had snow during the week, imagine our surprise at that! We are not known for the amount of snow we get lol!
Thank you all for answering my question on sock yarn last week. The minefield that was sock yarn is now a whole lot clearer. You are all a wonderful source of information.
With the yarn a little clearer in my mind I went in search of my knitted sock books. I knew I had some in book craft pile but I never suspected I had quite so many ! You’d never guess I’m only knitting my fourth pair of socks and two of those pairs are not quite complete! lol but as I’ve said before books out number knitting and stitching stash.
I must apologise for the poor pictures this week, its been so dull it was impossible to find any good natural light for pictures. Armed with these and my knowledge now on sock yarn I feel prepared for adding more socks to next year’s list (yes I know I mentioned another yop year lol)
When on a search for these books I found the toe up socks I started for Ruairí. I’d put them aside and then completely forgot about those so I need to finish those off, one sock is done and the other started! I also came across two balls of Sublime Baby Cashmere Merino Silk DK in a pinky purple colour.
So off I went in search of a cardigan pattern as there should be enough yarn for a cardigan for Evelyn.
I came up with In threes , this pattern has a few sizes and is knit all in one.
I started it late last night after doing the toe decreases on my sock and have just a few rows done, none of these pictures show the actual true colour of the yarn and the next bright day I hope to capture it fully for you. This shouldn’t take to long as I’m knitting the 0-6month size for Evelyn and with her being so tiny I’m using a dk yarn rather than a worsted weight one.
I did finish Hermiones Everyday Socks, well I just need to do the kitchener stitch to close the toe but I need to locate my darning needle! It can’t have gone far but I just need to find it…
This week I’m hoping to get my other sock started and move along with the cardigan for Evelyn.
Crochet this week has been going on as well. For anyone who didn’t catch Friday’s FO post I finished another crochet cloth. I used Rico Cotton in an Aran weight and I used a 5mm hook. Personally I’d use a 4mm one next time for a tighter gauge but its good and will make a good cloth I’m sure.
This has no pattern as its just a granny square pattern I made to size of cloth I wanted.
I’m not sure what I’m going to crochet next. I want to do some bunting for the girls room so I might play around with that idea and look up some patterns.
This is how my yop list is looking up to this week.
Year of Projects List 2012/2013
Hats :- 1/6
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 – COMPLETE 3/3
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 :- 1/1
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 – COMPLETE
Hermione Hearts Ron Fingerless Gloves
Socks :- 0/1 – STARTED
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 :- 12/25
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 :- 24/24
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. – COMPLETE
Items for Baby :-
Baby Kimono 1/1 COMPLETE Demne Cardigan 1/1 COMPLETE Sabine Jumper 1/1 COMPLETE Christmas-y Baby Hat 1/1 – COMPLETE Cute Noggin Baby Hat 1/1 COMPLETE Owlie Sleep Sack 0/1 COMPLETE Pinwheel Baby Blanket 0/1- COMPLETE Burp Cloths 1/1 COMPLETE Wash Cloths 4/4 – COMPLETE Baby Mitts 1/1 COMPLETE
Items for the children :-
Childrens Mittens 3/3 COMPLETE Jacques Cousteau Hat 2/2 COMPLETE Basic Beanie 3/3 COMPLETE Godric’s Hollow Hat 1/1 COMPLETE As its been a week or so I think we need some baby pictures. I managed to get a picture of the older children individually holding Evelyn, still working on a picture of them all together at once lol.
As you’ll see Evelyn I think would prefer they talk to her than smile for the camera lol
|Lady Evelyn and Mr James|
|Miss Caoimhe and Lady Evelyn|
|Mr Alan with Lady Evelyn|
|Mr Dominic with Lady Evelyn|