What a gorgeous weekend it is turning out to be, here in sunny Wales. The hour has gone forward this morning........ the day is stretching out ahead with the promise of a walk on the beach later........ the sun is streaming through the windows......woweeee!
As for my year of projects, I am at a bit of a lull at the moment, as I have a few 'off topic' projects, so I am paddling around in blanket world!
One of my cousins has had her first baby, a little boy and I figured I would make a blanket for him.....you know me, any excuse to make a blanket.
I've seen these 'waffle' style blankets around and thought they looked lovely, but for some reason, probably choice (or lack of choice) of colours, it just looks all wrong. My stylecraft stash needs renewing, as I have little more than 'girly' colours left.
The 'wrong' side of this pattern, looks a lot better, but still, I know its not right for the job.
I started to also think, that being her first baby, she would probably prefer something more pastel (trust me to hit the colours!) Anyway, I searched for something that took my fancy and found a pattern on a french blog and thought I would give it a whirl by following the simple chart.
Its not very 'me' but I have a feeling it may be better received. The baby yarn was in my stash and a colour I would be unlikely to use otherwise, so I reckon I have given it a worthwhile home.
I am also doing a little spot of knitting too, after picking up a lovely knitted toys book from the library. I am currently making a cat, but may go onto making the owl that goes with it ....and maybe even the boat....
This yarn is sublime....the colour and texture....I am truly gutted I don't have enough to make a jumper from it and try as I have, there seems to be no more available......I am not in mind for scarves etc.....but maybe when the end of the year comes around again, I will be more inclined to have a re-think.....if I haven't made loads of owls and pussycats out of it!
Anyway, I really should be doing something 'houseworky'....uuuggghhhh, I know, but if I don't, I can hardly be swanning about on the beach this afternoon now can I?
To catch up with other year of project work, see the ravelry page here.
I will hopefully have time to catch up on all your lovely blogs, later this evening when little boys are in the land of nod! Thanks for your weekly encouragements, you really are a lovely lot!