Finished projects

Hello everyone,

I have a couple of finished projects to share with you today. Both of which I finished a week or so back, but it took me a while to get the photos together to show you. First up is a baby cardigan I knitted for a friend to give to her friend at a baby shower. The mother to be absolutely loves rainbows, she is obsessed with bright colours. So me and my friend conspired and it was decided that I should make her a rainbow baby cardigan. She is having a little boy (due October) and we knew she would love this. I raided my acrylic stash and used the 3-6 month size of this patternย and this was the result!

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Suitably bright and colourful. She has received it now and apparently she loves it.

Second FO I have to share with you today is a pair of socks. I made these recently as the colours reminded me of Autumn. I have worn them a couple of times now and I love the colours. Very autumnal I think.

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I am making good progress with the pair of socks I shared with you last time, these will be a Christmas present so plenty of time to get them finished!

Happy crafting ๐Ÿ™‚

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Crochet ripple goodness

Hello everyone.

I hope 2016 is treating you well so far. It could have been a little kinder to me as so far it has just given me a rotten cold and a leaking fish tank! Oh well, it could be a lot worse. The cold will get better and the fish now have a new tank to call home.

Today I thought I would share with you a new project that I have on the hook, yes that is right, the hook… not needles. Today I am sharing some crochet with you. By nature I am a knitter and crochet is an alien craft to me. I dabble in it, but not enough to make something with any form of skill. Well to me, the project I am doing now requires lots of skill, although I am fairly sure that for you seasoned crocheters this is something you could do in your sleep! So, for Christmas I received a yarn pack (cottage colourway) along with a pattern for a crochet ripple blanket.

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Look at all that gorgeous yarn! Isn’t it lovely?

Both the colour pack and the pattern were designed by Attic 24. So a few days after Christmas I cast on (what is the crochet equivalent for this?) and with a lot of help from the Attic 24 tutorial (link here) I now have ripples forming. Yay! (Seasoned crocheters…. don’t study the stitches too closely!)

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Despite the tutorial I had a slow start. My first 2 colours and half of the third (each colour has two rows – colours are repeated again later in the blanket) I did wrong and they don’t ripple properly. I was ignoring the fact that I was increasing/ decreasing stitches and wasn’t using them to crochet in. But anyway, despite the issues at the beginning…. I am now rippling happily away and I am on my eighth colour. Happy days!

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Look at that ripple goodness!

I am sure you will be seeing more of this over the next few weeks/ months. It is a pleasure to work on, although I think I might have a long way to go before I can class myself as a crocheter!

Finished socks

Hello all,

Ok, so my yarn chicken failed. I ran out of the madelinetosh light I had been using for the toes. I was about 10 rows short of having a pair of finished socks! As annoying as it was there was little I could do as I wasn’t unpicking two socks to correct this. So I went digging in my stash. Luckily I had some blue that would just about blend in. I can notice it but I reckon no one else will. Thankfully I seem to have gotten away with it. So without further ado, here they are. These are a Christmas present for my mum, she does like her hand knitted socks.

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Ta da! I am glad that another present is ticked off the list ๐Ÿ™‚