I am taking a quick break from vest knitting and making a cardigan for my niece. I started this morning…so doing quite well.
I’m half way done with the wedding blanket, and I’m taking a break from it at the moment. Instead I’m working on a hooded cardigan/coat for a friends 3 year old daughter in Australia. I’m using the basis of a Debbie Bliss pattern, but adjusting it to a 4-year old size. Here’s a quick shot of where I’m up to.
I’ve actually got something to show you today. I’ve started my biggest project ever, I think. A blanket that I’m knitting as a gift for an upcoming wedding (top secret :-)).
It’s knitted in squares, and in the last three days I’ve managed to knit 3. That was with not much time for knitting, so I actually think that I’ll be able to finish it by the end of August. I’m actually going to be making it bigger than the pattern calls for, but I haven’t quite decided on the finished size, I think I’ll just keep going with the squares until I run out of yarn. It’s quite handy each square uses up one 50g ball of yarn.
So, without further ado, here are the squares I’ve knitted so far.
And here’s the square I’m currently working on.
After my night off knitting I can show you quite a lot of progress on another purple cardigan. This is one an old friend from the boarding school I went to, ordered for her niece who has a birthday coming up in March.
This is the same pattern of the cardigan I knitted for gorgeous Isla, apart from the front where a moss stitch pattern is added on each front band, apart from that it’s all garter stitch.
It’s really easy to knit, and even though I might be becoming a little too predictable, it’s another DROPS pattern.
Now, I have to put another update on here. The lovely Roberta from Rowantree Design saw Luke’s waistcoat and ordered one from me for her grandson Rowan (the cutest little boy ever). We’ve decided to do a straight swap. Roberta designs the most beautiful baby and toddler clothes (all sewn in Australia) and she’s sending me a little romper for Luke. However, I’ve been really struggeling getting the right colour yarn for this waistcoat, but it finally arrived in the post today and I’m sooo excited to be able to start on the waistcoat when this cardigan is finished.
I’ve been busy knitting away at a cardigan for a friends daughter, and she actually ‘ordered’ it from me at the Christmas market, where we shared the stall. It’s a cardigan that I knitted before, in fact I knitted the exact same purple and pink colour combination. This was when we thought we were having a girl, so Luke hasn’t worn it yet, but I think he might one day. Purple is not that bad on a boy, right?
It’s actually a really easy knit as it’s all knitted in garter stitch. It takes a while to knit the sleeves, once they’re cast on, as therer are 226 stitches. But I do manage to knit it while Luke is playing or napping, so that’s pretty good.
I just realised that I forgot to post about my latest WIP last Wednesday. So this Wednesday I’m not going to forget. Do forgive the terrible pictures, I only took them a little while ago.
And I’ve got two WIPs to show you. The above is one bootie of a pair I’m knitting for a Christmas market I’ll be at on Saturday. If anyone is in West Hampstead on Saturday, pop by.
And the above is a hat/bonnet is also for the Christmas market. I’m hoping to have finished them soon…but if not I’ll also be taking orders and will be showing stuff I’ve knitted for Luke, as samples. I’ll let you know how I go!