Just ordered this Hue Shift Blanket kit.
Love the light colors :). Can’t wait to get it in the mail sometime next week. The blanket is available in a darker color as well, maybe more suitable for winter, but ever since moving to Texas I lean towards lighter colors.
I don’t think I’ll be able to start knitting it till the beginning of next year, though!
A couple of books I’m looking forward to :)
CAN’T wait till it’s January 2nd and this new Sally Bee Family cookbook will come out. I have 54 (!) cookbooks (excl. dessert books), yep I just counted them and am quite shocked. I thought I had approx. 30 cookbooks total. Oopsie…Anyway, Sally Bee is my favorite cook book author. Her story is inspiring and her heart-healthy food is really tasty :). Unfortunately the book is not readily available in the US, but I will order from the UK.
Melanie Porter knits awesome custom designs. Can I have that job, please? :)
I think I’ll enjoy this book a lot. It’s on my Christmas wishlist for this year, so hopefully…and if not, then I’ll just get it myself in the New Year.
I’ve been thinking about asking this one for Christmas as well, but have finally decided to buy it myself one of these days. I want to make a skirt before it’s Christmas. Hopefully I can get it done. I was also doubting between this book and a few other Dutch books, like Allemaal Rokjes and Rokjes! + Patroonbladen, but I want to learn from scratch instead of using patterns and this book seems to offer more variation than Allemaal Rokjes does.
I used this stackable cat pattern to make a test knit for another project that I have planned. I want to knit a (nearly) seamless cube, with invisible picked up stitches. I didn’t quite -ahem understatement- succeed, as you can see…so I’ll probably knit one more.
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Another owl! And my last one :).
Made the wings freestanding again and added crinkly plastic as well.
I thought I would be an experienced owl maker by now, but getting the center strip and the back in was a challenge. Somehow I had too much center strip left over at the back, but not in the front. Stretchy minky fleece made it even harder, but the walking foot makes it easier, still hard, but definitely easier.
Oops…beginner’s mistake :)
This was a ‘tiny’ challenge between Lisa and I to see if I could knit this unicorn faster than the 3hrs it took her. I thought it would easily be doable in less than 2hrs, but it took me almost 2.5hrs :-/. The body took me ‘only’ 50mins, but the detailing…little ridiculous for a 1.5″ thing!
I knit this unicorn on size 1 (2.25mm) wooden needles. Or I guess you could call them toothpicks, because that’s what it felt like; so thin.
Anyone who wants to take this bet and knit #3? ;)
For everyone wondering how the not so itty bitty giraffe is doing…
I ripped out the head, but knit all four legs, the tail and started on the pompoms. So he’s almost done, but not quite yet. He’s been sitting headless on the cabinet for a couple of months. This afternoon I found Spike like this:
Spike loves the giraffe, headless or not…
This is a good place to set myself some goals for the next year! I would like to:
- master the Magic loop. Currently I don’t understand this method, I can’t imagine, not even the slightest, how this is a comfortable way of knitting.
- make myself a shrug/bolero jacket
- and a pair of socks too
- learn double knitting
- let’s dream on; entrelac too, but it can wait till my 3rd year :).
- oh, and most importantly intarsia of course!