Alternative endings

Thursday, March 23, 2017
Firstly, let me apologise for the gap between blogs. Life seems unusually busy at present. I also seem to be short of Knitting time which is thoroughly unacceptable. However, despite this, I have managed to finish the squares for Flynn's blanket which is good because I want it finished for his birthday in April. This is not a surprise gift but a much anticipated gift.

As you know, i have always had a strong vision regarding the appearance of this blanket. This is really unusual for me as my previous blankets have been much more haphazard and I have the normal concerns that the vision wouldn't be achieved. However at every stage of this project, these fears have been chipped away, as I realise its going to look exactly how I imagined it. This confidence is very strange. Where has pessimistic Louise gone?

The next stage of the project is to weave in all the ends,  seam the beast and then turn my attention to the border.

Another thing to come out of this project has been the amusement of laying the blocks down in different patterns to see what other possibilities presented themselves.

Here are some of the alternative endings, there are so many more.

The green beanie wrap

Thursday, March 9, 2017

The green beanie is finished! Actually it's now March, the green beanie was finished a couple of weeks ago now. My how time gets away from one. I'd like to say it's because we are having fun, but yeah, no, just normal stuff. Little ones birthday, work, general palaver and looking ( or worrying about looking) for a new house to live in takes more mental energy than you'd think.

So back to the beanie! Second born asked for a green beanie for his fifth birthday, and I accepted the challenge. It also had to be knit in secret, so that he would have no idea I was knitting him a beanie. this made testing to see if it fit a bit tricky. First knit project in more years than I can remember, and first time knitting in the round. That first row was killer. Mistakes were made, and mostly left, completion being better than perfection in this instance.

I used Blue Sky worsted cotton in Pickle, and the pattern was the simple hat from The Craft Sessions.

When it came to the crown, I considered waiting to buy 5mm dpns, but thought, stuff it. Just go McGuyver on that and use what you've got, which were the long and short 5mm ends of my circulars. Worked a treat, got the job done.

To pom or not to pom? I shall never regret buying these pompom makers. I love them so.

It turned out that pompom was the answer, as it so often is.

Now I just hope he wears it.

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