Saturday, May 30, 2015

Ninja Mum!!!


Had a good week? Mine was busy and it didn't help that I've been suffering from a lung/chest infection and didn't realise! Felt rough, had a bad cough and tight chest but hate taking antibiotics so thought it would pass eventually. Wrong. Went to doc yesterday and am now on meds. Hey ho....

Am again joining in with Shelley for WIP-A-Long so here are mine....

First up my Linus scarf/shawlette. What a fab pattern! Will definitely be making this again. It's the first one I've made that actually stays on and doesn't force me to spend half my day readjusting it! I finished it on Monday and have worn it every day since! Would recommend it to anyone but especially beginner knitters as it's just garter stitch (plain knitting) throughout. Can't tell you how much I love this!

Along the top edge is a small little lacy detail. So cute and stops it from being boring (both to knit and look at)! The middle pic is the truest to colour as I made it in grey.

Next is the cable jersey I am redoing for a family member. Slow going but it's coming out really well. Very happy so far.....

I haven't done anything on my version of Ritas Aran Jacket this week. Too much cabling what with the above garment! Have stashed it for a while but will definitely go back to it.

Youngest child has requested a black balaclava so that he can pretend to be a Ninja (he does karate)! I HATE knitting in black but what could I say? So off the yarn shop we went early this morning and I have begun. This will definitely be a labour of love.....

Last up is not a WIP but something I adore! This stands on my kitchen window sill and she makes me smile every time I see her.....

I hope she made you smile too!!!
Til soon.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Yay it's May!!!


I thought I'd link up with Shelley at Little House In The Corner for her WIP-along!! She seems to have just as many WIPs as I do so here are mine....

First up, a jersey for a family member. I knitted a jersey for him a few years back but he's lost some weight since then so it got kinda big and baggy. My amazing mother unpicked the entire thing (and it was BIG so hats off to her - she's got oodles of patience)! Now I have the task of reknitting it into a garment that actually fits him. I'm using an old Wendy Aran pattern that I've had for some years - I've made at least 2 before so I know the pattern well. I couldn't find it on the internet but it's cables (of course) and moss stitch.  I'm not very far with it as you can see. The yarn is actually a smoky green colour but the photo looks more grey...... will keep you posted.

Next up is a mini-shawl (I think they call them 'shawlettes') that is for moi. I needed something in grey just to keep my neck warm on chilly mornings and this pattern is super easy. I'm doing it in a solid colour tho. My camera clearly doesn't like grey or green .... this looks blue!

Last WIP is this that I'm making for myself. Also in a dusty grey yarn (I'm clearly in the 'grey' zone at the moment) .... I'm a bit further on this one - this is one of the fronts...

So there are my current WIPs. Have you got any you would like to share? If so, pop over to Shelley and link up.

Have a great weekend!
Til soon.