Modifying Sourpatch, row by row

I don´t think I have words to describe how much I love the knit so far! I mean, it is fun to make, pleasure to look at and it is growing like crazy! I mean, look at it! 🙂 Yesterday morning, I was just under the bust darts.

sourpatch

I am a bit further today, but will take more pictures when I am at the waist level. However, it is progressing smoothly so far. A little snug, but that is more than OK, as all my cotton knits always stretch a bit. I don´t know whether it is the material or my knitting and it´s tension, however, I tend to go for negative ease in the making. You can find details on my Ravelry project page.

The KAL forum on Ravelry is really busy and fun. All the talented knitters, all the lovely sweaters and cardigans, so many patterns, yarns and so much progress! Everybody is super helpful and I cannot recommend participating strongly enough 🙂

Anyhoo, back to the knit for a moment. I also have a detail of the yoke.

sourpatch

I am soooo in love with the colours, I decided to use the tiny remnants of the pinks and red for this:

Rosie Posie

It is the oh-so-pretty Rosie Posie Granny Square by Sandra from Cherry Heart, who provided us with the great tutorial over here. Depending on how many squares I can get out of this, it might turn into a bag. Stay tuned for more 🙂

rosie posie

Now if you excuse me, I have some knitting to do 😉

Mitered and Chequered Finally Finished!

Ha, I believe you have forgotten all about Mitered and Chequered, haven´t you?  🙂

Mitered and Chequered

Well, it was not exactly on top of the project pile, however, it got finished, washed and folded. I am very pleased with how it turned out, even though next time I decide to make a blanket, it certainly will not be from a fairly thin cotton yarn 🙂 Continue reading

Dainty Daisy Crochet Block

Just a quick snippet about this pretty block I came up with today!

Marguerite Crochet Block

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!

Marguerite Crochet Block

Philip´s Fruit and Veg II

Remember the set of amigurumi fruit and veg I started to make for our boy´s first birthday? Well, I added some to it.

?fruit and veg

This is pumpkin, lemon, tomato, carrot and corn hanging around on the window ledge while Pip is napping. I really like making these, but I am running out of ideas and patterns I can make with colours I have. I would like to add a melon slice, cherries and a green apple, and then I don´t know anymore. However, his birthday party is this Sunday, so I will probably not have a chance to make any more than that anyway. I can always add something to the collection later though.

I will post the whole collection with link to Ravelry project page and respective patterns, once I am done with it completely 🙂

Philip´s Fruit and Veg

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:

Fruit and Veg I

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 🙂

Cat’s Cradle

This certainly was a quick and simple project. My friend needed a present for another friend that likes cats. I found this filet pattern somewhere in the depths of the Russian internet (as I cannot properly credit it, I would rather not publish it here…), adapted it to a square and then sew on a ready-made cushion cover. Here it is, waiting to be taken to its new home 🙂

cat´s cradle

I have to say I don´t really heart filet and crochet with thread in general. On the other hand, it was a nice portable project (I do a lot on our daily walks when Pip dozes off in the pushchair) and the result is quite cute 🙂