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Summer Projects

I’ve had a few projects on the go this summer. In the lead-up to Christmas I was busy knitting up Christmas baubles from a kit which my sister-in-law, L, had given me earlier in the year. The kit had 23 different designs so I got to try a few! The baubles went to different homes at Christmas time.

Christmas baubles

I also knitted up another Milo vest – my first in Bold Bamboo! This went to my friend’s baby son, K. Although he’s not even 6 months old at the moment, I knitted a size 1 as babies seem to grow so fast…

Milo vest for K

And on the back of my laptop cover, I crochet a cover for my new phone. It’s even lined and has a small pocket for ear phones!

Phone Cover with pocket

Knitting Winter 2016

Finished knitting projects for this winter were both for me! One has to be a bit selfish sometimes.

The major project this winter was this cabled jumper from a Pom Pom Quarterly pattern called Jean. I named it my Fisherwoman’s Jumper. The pattern wasn’t as difficult as I thought it would be and the jumper is very comfy to wear.

Fisherwoman's jumper

My travelling project were another pair of Fika socks using some variegated yarn that I bought in Tokyo last year. These were some well-travelled socks, having travelled with me to the Kimberley and South Africa!

Blueberry socks

Summer Knitting Projects

Time for a knitting update. I’ve caught ‘lace fever’! All of my late spring/summer projects have been lacy neckware gifts. Scarves/shawls/cowls aren’t things that I’m inclined to knit for myself, I must admit, but I’m happy to knit them for other people.

Mother-in-Law, H’s favourite colour is blue, so this lacy botanical scarf was great for her.

Lovely lacy scarf

T’s present is this great lace shawl/cowl. Long enough to be able to wrap around your shoulders or neck. One for a cool winter’s morning in Sydney.


Spring Knitting Projects

I have finished a few things this spring. These socks I knitted for my good buddy, N. They’re in 8 ply and so nice and warm – perfect to wear around the house next winter.

Cosy house socks

My friend M’s son has just turned one, and that warranted another go of this quick project. Since the last time I knitted beanies I learned how to sew in a lining, and so this beanie has one. It’s now toasty enough to wear to the snow!

Little boy's beanie

Winter Knitting – Part 3

My sister-in-law, L, gave me some wonderful wool/alpaca yarn for my birthday last March from this great shop in London (gosh, I wish I had a shop like that up the road). With all my other projects it’s taken awhile to get to the yarn. I wanted to make a garment that I haven’t got yet, and this cowl/capelet/poncho in alpaca would keep my top half extra warm on these cool days.

Hydrocarbon cowl

I learned a new stitch (slip stitch smocking), practised a new way to cast on and off (tubular provisional method), and got a good looking garment at the same time.

Hydrocarbon cowl

It’s certainly very warm for its weight. It would be a good piece to take on future urban travels into colder climes.

Winter Knitting – Part 2

I like sock projects because they’re very portable. I took this project with me to Running Waters, although I didn’t end up doing very much because I was busy doing other things. I ended up finishing it back at home.

Fika socks

I used up some of the sock yarn left over from other projects here. They’re wool with a bit of nylon for strength, and have been great to wear this (unusually cold) winter around the house and while taking the dog out for her afternoon walks.

Fika socks