Wednesday, 19 March 2008


I got distracted by a couple of smaller projects.

Project Number 1 ... an Easter gift for Little Cherub

Project Number 2 ... a scarf for myself, from a pattern in The Encyclopedia of Crochet Techniques. I have never done anything more than basic crochet before and was inspired by the book (a library find) to try out this fan pattern, using a very old ball of brushed DK yarn I found at the back of a cupboard.

Monday, 10 March 2008

I Quit!

I started this sweater ...

... and I quit! After two inches of the back. It was stocking stitch in 4 ply yarn, and was going to take. For. Ever. And it was very, very boring to knit. I just don't like the sweater enough to have any hope of finishing it.

So what to do instead? I think probably either this cardigan (I doubt I have enough yarn to do the top as well) ...
... or one of these sweaters.

I'm leaning towards a short sleeved sweater as being less of a marathon with the fine yarn.

Thursday, 6 March 2008

Another Finished Project

I am so pleased with the way this cotton sweater for Little Cherub came out. It is made in Rowan Handknit DK Cotton, which is lovely to knit with. The pattern is from The Big Book of Kids' Knits by Zoe Mellor.

Here is Little Cherub modelling, complete with cheesy grin for the camera ...

This is the flower motif on the front ...

And the lacy, scalloped edging ...

Sunday, 2 March 2008

Easter Eggs

How cute are these knitted easter egg decorations ...

Thanks to the friend who pointed me in the direction of the free pattern. Now I just need some scraps of 4 ply to knit them with!

Saturday, 1 March 2008

Two More Projects

Little Cherub's sweater is nearly finished. My next projects are two cotton sweaters for myself, knitted with cheap wool I just ordered on ebay. The top one is going to be in stone (a little lighter than the colour in the pattern, I think) with 3/4 length sleeves, using 4 ply to keep it light. The bottom one will be the short sleeve version in navy. I'll start on these alongside the puppet theatre, which is still a work in progress. I also have a hankering to try knitting socks with the pretty multicoloured sock yarn I saw in our local wool shop.