What I’ve been working on this month – October 2019

Top to bottom, left to right – Another Good Times blanket, the run-up to Christmas is obviously not the run-up to Christmas for me, unless I’m making this blanket for someone, last year I made two. I will one day release more stuff in the shop, just gotta make that sample first. More Madrid stitching….

Finished scarf

I’ve finally finished a scarf that I’ve been working on, on and off, since January. It had initially been planned as a Christmas present and it probably still will be, although I’m not sure that the recipient is particularly a scarf person but it’s the thought that counts. It’s my own ‘design’. The wool, which…

Sneak peek – working on a scarf

This, when started at the end of December, was meant to be a late Christmas present but well, it’s for Christmas 2019 now. I only have a square and a half to go but it’s a bit late for a scarf! Pattern is my own and I’m using Paintbox Chunky, which is very soft and…

Sneak peek – more knitting

I’ve been really busy with work recently, so not as much crafting as I would like. Anyway, I’m starting to knit a scarf for my son, my own pattern.

Two more last minute cowls

I made two more Last Minute Cowls this week, one for me (the grey one) and the other for a friend of my daughter’s. I particularly like the colour combination I used for the one for S’s friend, it’s the most contrasting combination I’ve used yet and the two colours reminded me of white chocolate…

Christmas crafted gifts

I was crafting gifts right up to the last minute this Christmas Eve, finishing the blanket, a rainbow version of Wool and the Gang’s Good Times Blanket. I also ‘finished’ two embroideries as gifts that evening, I say ‘finished’ as one of them the colour ran 😱 when I washed off the Sulky Solvy so…

Sneak peek – almost there

(Early morning knitting in my pyjamas) I’m almost there with blanket 3, I’m knitting the last stripe and I should get it done in time to wrap up, Christmas Eve. I set myself a target at the beginning of the week of half a stripe a day (each stripe is around 40 rows, with 120…

Good Times Blanket

I’ve finally finished the first of two Good Times Blankets, both (hopefully), Christmas presents. I’ve been working on this one for months, taking it with me when commuting, outside appointments, waiting outside after school classes, in front of the TV, etc etc. It’s been (until the last few stripes), a great portable project, although thanks…