My plan was to write these more often as in once a quarter, but i suppose once every two quarters kind of counts. I suppose i was worried that i hadn't achieved anything to show as I've been doing other crafts instead as lock down was really messing with my brain. I'm sure you are the same. turns out i have finished loads of things and not actually cast on anything new that's still lingering, WHAT! WHO AM I!
>>>>i have tried to include non ravelry links where i can and i will mark all ravelry links so you can avoid if it is causing you issues <<<<
Lets start off with some wins!
My Bounce baby blanket from tin can knits (Ravelry link) Website link but it seems to use ravelry as the shopping mechanism. This was a gift to my brother-in-law and his partner to use for my new baby niece. I really wanted non baby colours and something affordable and washable, i opted for stylecraft special DK from the wool warehouse and chose colours from one of the attic 24 colour packs, but removing the brown. This was such a fun knit, fairly mindless with an easy repeat and its so cute!!! I can also confirm that Marks brother liked it and hopefully ill get to meet my new niece soon! I'm her only aunty so have claimed fave aunty through a technicality. lol
Oh my word, lets talk about the Roy G Biv cardigan. (ravelry link) my purpose for this knit was to one make it because its beautiful and two and excuse to use all the random skeins in my stash, can confirm its excellent for this purpose. He's a big snuggly boy and it really hasn't been cold enough to get some proper use, but i have on occasion wrapped myself up in it at night just to feel that cosy warmth of a giant cardigan!
Back onto more baby knitting, i had a random ball of white acrylic in my stash that i had zero plans for and i am really trying my best to work through the stash a bit (hence the Roy G Biv) I decided that a super traditional baby cardigan is just what this was meant to be. I found the Cable and Lace baby cardigan by Mary Edwards (ravelry link) and felt it was the perfect volume of cables , ALL OF THEM, and cuteness without being too old fashioned. Again Marks bro liked it and shes probably grown out of it already so maybe i need to make a bigger one!
My last FO for this quarter was my test knit of the Cardi Bri for disco stitch (ravelry link) Holly will be also selling her patterns via email at firstname.lastname@example.org so check her insta out for some inspo . I flipping love this cardigan, again i used stash yarn and it was a super quick as i was holding up to eight strands of 4ply at once. I haven't taken a photo of it on me so this one of Mark will have to do for now. but again, this is going to be a well worn top come winter *coughnextweekcough*
Works In Progress
I need to include this crochet head band in the WIPS section, as even though it looks finished, i haven't sewn it up! it is held together with bulb pins. this is the Braided Chunky Headband by Danielle Layman (ravelry link) here is an etsy link from the designer I chose this headband as a recommendation to crochet with our super chunky singles yarn, and i made mine in Atypical (they are all named after synonyms for unprecedented, cause i'm so over that word) I'm really please with how this worked up but i have to say it did use every single last bit of yarn. The pattern has 48 double crochets for its length, but i ended up doing 70 dc which is a lot more. so be aware if you choose to make it. Again something else that will be stashed for winter,she says looking at a sky that's about to burst!
my actual, actual WIP at the moment is my Maema by Megan Nodecker (ravelry link) I cast this on back at Christmas up at my parents as my " one big project" after a head of total mess ups on my behalf i got to the armhole split and then put it away. I recently picked it back up as i really want it in my wardrobe, its all fine and well these cool giant flamboyant cardigans, but sometimes you just want a normal one to put on. I am knitting this up in dispersion on our doll base, i really love this colourway and i love it even more the way its knitting up. Sadly there is none in stock but its on the to dye list for next week so after i steal a skein because i'm one short there will be more. The pattern is really good actually, the stitch pattern is broken brioche, so although you do need to know the basics of brioche, you're only doing half of the four rows of normal brioche (when knit flat) so this maybe a really good place to start. but oh my word 13.5 inches until the ribbing, WHY!