I decided to participate in another KAL (hugely addictive, thanks to the nice atmosphere and support in the Ravelry forums), it is Very Shannon´s Summer Sweater Knit Along. Today is the first day, so guess what I did first thing in the morning – yes, I cast on a new cardigan. I did choose pattern and swatch and everything before. The swatch colours make me pretty excited 🙂
The pattern I decided to go with is Sourpatch, which happens to be a baby/kid top. I am going to make a cardi for me, basically by using the pattern raglan yoke, converting it to knitting flat, rather than in the round, and from the arms down, I will do my own thing 🙂 I am going to keep detailed project notes on the Ravelry project page.
I do hope I have enough of the colours, as actually, they are just half a skein or so, each. Also, two days ago, in a dog-ate-my-homework type of accident, my dear boy spilled my coffee over some of it 🙂 Well, we shall see.
Anyhoo, here is the first day progress (something is telling me it might be a quick knit, although the excitement may wane after I am done with the colour and onto the rows of white stockinette).
Just a quick snippet about this pretty block I came up with today!
I am probably totally reinventing the wheel, but I fell in love with this colour combination and could not find any 8-petal flowers that would meet what I had in mind. I don´t know yet what will become of it, as I only have a tiny amount of the blue, but something pretty I am sure 🙂 At some point I will post the pattern, maybe someone would like to use it too!
As you may have noticed, I did not give up on Rondeur after the bamboo disappointment and cast on another attempt. This time I chose ice blue cotton, same yarn I used for Surry Hills. I managed to knit some on our little holiday, as it is a summer knit after all 🙂
At the moment I am almost reaching the point of waist shaping.
The cotton is of course pleasure to work with, so hopefully, this time it will turn out well. The yoke lace cable seems to suggest so 🙂
I am still knitting this as part of the motivating Knit and Nice KAL and you can find the Ravelry project page here.
Well I certainly don´t need another project, with Rondeur in the making and Mitered and Chequered almost finished. But with Pip´s forthcoming first birthday, I obviously had to make sure he has a handmade gift from me 🙂 I thought about it for few days. Clothes are not very gifty. He has tons of animals already (will make a post on his playroom menagerie at some point).
And then I though I could make different fruits and vegetables. They will be great not only for learning about the fruit and veg themselves, but also about colours, shapes, later for playing shop and everything 🙂 Also I always found them cute and wanted to give them a go but did not see a real purpose for them.
So far I have this:
Pear, apple, strawberry, banana, tangerine and mushroom, all from here. I have lots more planned and will definitely list the final list once I set this up as new project on Ravelry. I also plan to crochet a basket or crate, but we will see about what time I have.
I really cannot wait for him to have them 🙂
Yeah, could not help it 🙂 I enjoyed the Surry Hills KAL so much that I almost immediately jumped into another one. Due to a last-minute gift I had to finish (you will learn about that soon 🙂 ) I only last night managed to cast on and only did a bit today (the KAL started on Sunday).
On Sunday, I joined my first KAL ever! 🙂 I have to say I am very excited. The Surry Hills Cardigan provided for the KAL by the designer, Maria Magnusson, is extremely pretty and I cannot wait to wear it all summer. I found a lovely cotton in my stash, in gorgeous teal.
So I actually swatched and actually blocked the swatch 🙂
I am aware of the fact that I am posting a Wednesday WIP on Friday 🙂 , but
- there was not much interesting WIP to post, as Mitered and Chequered has grown but not visually, if you know what I mean
- the conference yesterday meant I was quite busy preparing on Wednesday.
However, on with a little something I started from my favorite cotton again.
I have this lovely piece of cotton from Marcus Fabrics and I have decided to base a cushion on that (obviously, making the back of the cushion cover from it 🙂 )