Sunday, 6 July 2014

Wippity Wips

A bit slow on the update front, but I'm making a mid-year resolution to write more!

At the moment I have two WIP's on the go: a baby blanket and my beloved Santorini by Rowan!

Baby Blanket

This is going pretty well.  I have FOUR friends all expecting before the end of the year and so I've been busy planning and hoarding for gifts for them all!  For this current blanket, the recipient isn't finding out the sex of the baby, I decided to go for unisex baby colours to make a crochet ripple blanket.  I showed my family when they were round for dinner; obviously my parents were all like "wow, that's so good, well done!"  My brother on the other hand who is very hard to impress turned to look at it, and no lie, his exact words were "Oh my God, that's amazing, that's really really good! I wasn't even going to look at it when you said you were going to show us, that's amazing!"  I do love my brother!


Oh. Em. Gee.  I had to knit the biggest piece of stockinette that I've ever had to do in my life! (Other than my rug, but that really doesn't count as the stitches were huge so didn't come to that much).  For the back piece of this sweater, I had 120 stitches in a DK yarn squeezed onto a pair of straight needles!  After 3 weeks of hard graft I finally finished it!  I'm currently on the first sleeve.  Only one more sleeve and the front piece left to do.  Sounds simple other than that 12 colour bit of intarsia that I'll have to do!

That's it for now!