A couple of years ago, I whipped up this little beauty using this fabulous design.
It still to this day is one of my favourite jumpers (especially now that I can fit into it again!) and receives many compliments. Papa-dearest is an avid Owl fan and has been hounding me to knit him something Owl-esque ever since. Unbeknownst to him I started on a sweater not long afterwards annnnnnd two years later it is finally finished!
Introducing the Moss Cowl. This is perhaps one of the easiest knits ever and my go-to for cowls when you want them done quickly – no fuss, no muss.
This little gem is for my brother’s gorgeous lady-friend. I knit one for her a while ago but it was misplaced and this was so easy that I had no worries whipping up another one for her.
I used a chunky wool with 12mm needles because I wanted some bulk but a nice drape. Have done it with DK weight wool and size 8 needles also and was perfectly fine. The basic pattern is as follows…
Cast on 15 stitches (you can make this as wide or as skinny as you want just make sure there are an uneven number of stitches)
Row 1: *K1, P1* across ending on a knit.
Repeat until scarf is desired length (I kept going until I could wrap it comfortably around my neck twice).
Bind off using a stretchy bind off
Sew together, block lightly and enjoy.
Whew! Sorry about the radio silence team – we’ve been head down bum up, busy with what has been affectionately coined ‘Renovation Month’. I’ll spare you the details – save that for another day – but it sure is good to have a moment of peace and quiet to gather my thoughts and plan my next crafty adventure. Here’s what’s tickling my fancy at the moment.
This adorable jumpsuit. (Source) Continue reading
Yet another gift for a baby-to-be is the Playful Stripes baby blanket. This time for a close friend and partner-in-craft.
So many friends are about to have babies! Luckily I’ve been laid up with an injury so that gives me plenty of opportunity for knitting all sorts of baby-cuteness!
Recently a friend of mine did some research and gave me some advice on starting a small business. To thank her I wanted to make her something cute yet practical that wouldn’t take a lot of time…. Enter LOLA.
A few months ago, I pinned (and shared on Midweek Inspiration) this little number….
I finally found the right sized needles and got cracking.
Today I finally finished the braided scarf.
Well, I can finally start crossing items off my list!!! This makes my face so happy. I’m finally recovered from my month long series of colds and feeling almost back to normal!
Life round here has been pretty slow…. Things at work have quietened down, and I have been sick ever since! Boo! However, it has been a nice time to get some reading done and make a dent in my many knitting projects currently on the go. Here’s what’s captured my attention this week.
Love this idea (source)