Morning Bloggers !
This YOP post sees finally the unveiling of “The Secret Project” All were completed on time and given and received and loved ! So without further ado
|The Secret Project – version 1|
|The Secret Project – version 2|
Version 1 are some knitted flowers I did for my Mum for Mothers Day last weekend. Her favourite flowers are pansy’s and she just adores the purple ones so I made this bouquet especially with her in mind. King Cole Bamboo cotton was used on this version and a 3.5mm needle.
Version 2 were the same flowers knitted for my dear friend Tricia who celebrated her birthday on Friday. I knit her a lovely bright cheery bouquet of flowers for her craft room and with these when she’s caught up in the crafting moment she won’t have to remember to water or feed these ! Rico cotton in an aran weight was used on this version and again the 3.5 mm needle.
I’ve misplaced the name of the pattern but will root around and find it and give it to you next week. I’ve noticed I’ve been extremely lax in keeping my projects folder on Ravelry updated, I need to correct this at some point but I fear I’ve tons of projects to update.
Also this week I cast on Twisted Drop Stitch Cowl a present for my Aunt’s upcoming birthday. It was extremely quick and easy, having been cast on on Wednesday and finished on Thursday lunchtime, now all projects should be that quick, lol, but of course using Rowan Big Wool on 10mm needles may have had something to do with it more than my quick needle speed!
|Twisted Drop Stitch Cowl|
I knit the longer version of this pattern and it easily doubles up as you can see here, even on me it does and as usual here is my wonderful model Caoimhe modelling it.
This cowl is not one of the ones I wanted to knit for myself this year but its a cowl and is being counted as the one I wanted to knit in this years list. I may before the end get another one done. This completes another section for me on this years list.
This week I’m going to finish up hopefully Evelyn’s cardigan that I started and some socks. I do have the yarn balled ready to start the Hermione hearts Ron hat and it is tempting so lets see which wins out this week, the projects on the go or the new start!
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 :- 1/1
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
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 – STARTED
Dishcloths :- 15/25
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 Knitted Flowers 2/2 COMPLETE