I cannot believe I’ve let this blog sit silent for over 4 months. I somehow got out of the habit of blogging and the weeks just ticked on by alarmingly quickly. I thought the best thing to kick-start me posting again is to do one big round up of work and start again from there.
While my blog has been idle, I have completed a number of projects over the last 16 weeks. As I mentioned last time, I got a little obsessed with knitting for a while and, generally, the results have been quite good. To pick up where I left off, with true beginner’s bravado my third project was a cardigan. The King Cole pattern was great and, at the time, I thought the King Cole Riot wool was brilliant. By the time I finished, I had sort of changed my mind about the yarn and I haven’t actually worn this outside the house nor do I think I will.
Colour aside, the knitting practise itself was good and I managed to complete the whole project without any glaring errors. After that I went a bit scarf and cowl crazy. (It was winter after all).
For Christmas I was given Vintage Knitwear For Modern Knitters by Lise-Lotte Lystrup. I made another cardigan from this collection but I am still trying to track down the proper fasteners so will hold off posting a photo of that one now. I also made some simple stocking stitch socks on dpns but I forgot to take a photo before giving them as a gift.
After all that, I beginning to miss my crochet hooks so I went back to amigurumi for a quick satisfaction. First came Mr Slug.
And then 5 hippos. (I was only supposed to be making 2 for my niece and nephew but it turned into 5 after I tweeted a photo and started getting requests.)
In and amongst all this, I have started on a Wooleater blanket to try and reduce my stash to more reasonable levels. I worked on it for a couple of weeks but, with the unseasonably warm weather, sitting with a blanket on my knee isn’t too appealing.
And finally, I am half way through a waistcoat which is in danger of bring frogged. I like the pattern but am just not sure about the yarn.
So that is it. 4 months of work in one photo-heavy post. I am still trying to get used to the idea of being a knitter as well a crocheter. I can see that for clothes two sticks is really the best choice as the yarn drapes so much better. For all other things I think I still prefer the hook.