As I mentioned yesterday, it’s a big week for knitting and wool! It’s both World Wool Week and National Knitting Week. Yesterday I shared some of my favourite knits that I would love to snuggle into this autumn and winter, and today I thought I’d show you a couple of my recent projects, as well as some future knits I want to attempt.
This is an earwarmer/knitted headband thing that I found the pattern for on Ravelry. It was three separate strips simply plaited together. I don’t know if I’ll ever wear it, but I was in the mood to knit and I found the pattern and went for it. It didn’t take me very long at all, probably two evenings in total.
This is another Ravelry pattern, but as you may be able to tell, it’s not actually finished! I need to add another tassel to the other side, I just haven’t got around to it yet. It’s a really simple hat pattern, basically just a square with a stripe on the top. It was originally going to be for one of my nieces, but I decided that the maroon colour might offend my Spurs-supporting brother, being rather West Ham-ish, so I still have it!
This is my favourite recent knit, and this one actually has been given to its intended recipient (my one-year-old niece). It’s a really basic pattern, with a rib edge and then a stocking stitch for the rest of the hat. The reason I love it so much is that it’s patterned wool that magically knits up like this. I love the way that it has a stripe around the band, and then another two further up. I think it makes it look really professional (especially if you ignore the minor error when I sewed it up!), without me having to anything out of the ordinary!
Sorry for the poor quality of this photograph, it was taken on my old phone which didn’t have a great quality camera. This is a baby blanket out of Let’s Knit magazine from last year. I love it, the scalloped edge looks so great and is actually so easy to do, but I keep going wrong! This photograph is from a few weeks ago, and just after I took it, I went wrong. I can usually find my way to taking back stitches when I go wrong, but this pattern just confuses me, and so I have to unravel the whole thing and start again! I am determined to persevere with it though, so watch this space! I’ll keep you updated!
And here are a few patterns that I have found that I hope to be attempting in the next few weeks!
I love this Lego door stop! It’s not all knitted, obviously, otherwise it wouldn’t work terribly well as a door stop. It’s a brick with some bottle tops and a knitted cover!
I want to knit some candy canes for Christmas time, and they look really easy, so I’m going to make a start as soon as possible!
Some lovely boot warmers, that I will start thinking about as soon as I have taught myself to use double pointed needles.
The lady who created this pattern is my hero. “I thought of the Dino Hat when looking to knit a dinosaur hat and realizing that many hats that are cool are just in baby sizes. Thus, the Dino Hat was born. Size: to fit the average adult’s head.” Why should babies have all the fun!
Are you a knitter, or a crocheter? What are you working on at the moment?