Monday, 9 February 2015

It’s all a lesson in reading your pattern.

 A new year and new knitting projects in the bag. I'm so excited to be knitting though the seasons again and I’m already thinking ahead to spring. Luckily it’s still a while off because my spring shrug currently looks like this…

But I’m not dishearten (much), I have put too many hours into figuring out how to increase the lace pattern too give up yet. It’s all a lesson in reading your pattern before charging ahead. I was on such a roll! Too much, I should have stopped 20 rows earlier.

Oh well to make myself feel better I thought I’d share with you the projects this winter that I was really please with.

If you happened to read my first blog you may remember I started my Mum a jumper some time in the summer of 2012, well… I finished it. A very satisfying feeling to finally sit down and get it finished.

 It’s great to go into the new year with no project bags half finished and making me feel guilty. The pattern is, Drops- Rings of saturn, I added a little Dandelion for my Mum as she makes a range of cups with them on and they are really pretty. 

you can see more at 'hints and tips for the potter'

On a Drops theme, I adapted this little scarf pattern for hector. I thought I’d make it a Fox as he loves chasing the geese and pigeons in the park and I had a small amount of this great foxy coloured wool that needed using. I love using up all the odd ends I have stashed. It a great weekend project, luckily as it started we got snow the week after. 

The pattern is excitingly called Drops- B14-16 Hat, scarf and mittens It's quite an old fashioned looking set but Drops on a whole have some great basic patterns to get creative with.

And I have to share these softies that I knitted for presents this christmas. I was really pleased with how they turned out. They are from this great book I got for my birthday Called Topsy-turvy Inside-out by Susan B. Anderson. 

Back to my spring shrug now, Happy Knitting!