I've been meaning to do a post about my makes for a couple of weeks, but as you can see, it didn't quite happen.
My temperature blanket is on going, I must not rest on my laurels though, as I will find myself with a back-log of 'days' to catch up on. It does seem that the weather has brightened a lot, so it doesn't look like I'm going to get any freak lows (dark blues) unless I make them up!
My wonderful hubby on his return from South Africa, well trained that he is, came back with two beautifully hand-dyed skeins of Merino...and a shawl pattern to go with.....now what more could a woman ask for....he knows what makes me smile!
I finished the shawl yesterday and blocked it overnight. It's a simple small triangular shawl called Sunny Days Shawlette, designed by Carle' Dehning. The shawl was made in her own Nuturing Fibres yarn in a blue/purple/turquoise colourway. I used a darker blue for a couple of garter stitch rows at the end to accentuate the design.
I'm not sure I had the whole of the pattern, as there had to be a bit of guess work at the end, but I'm pleased with the shawl, and the simple design sets of the colours perfectly.
A few weeks ago, obviously when I was feeling a little chillier, I decided to make myself a Capucine, a lovely hat with bags of space for a big haired lady like myself! The design is worked from the rim up, and unfortunately that was my undoing! There's a lot to be said for something you can try on as you go....mine ended up being pretty big (even for me and my hair!). I have still got a pom-pom to put on and some plaits at the sides, but with the sudden cheeriness in the weather, I think it may well wait for another season.
A couple of weeks ago, I introduced you to a new knitted teddy, the library book that I got the pattern from, also had some clothes, so I whipped up a hooded cardi for him to keep warm, (and to cover up those squonky ears!)
One last make, from a few weeks ago, was littlest boy's World Book Day costume.......its always the boys' choice, and this year, littlest said he wanted to be The Gingerbread Man (thankgoodness not too difficult!)
I was rather pleased with my more methodical approach and the finished costume. I made this with a cheap fleece blanket, and plenty of patience.....it is now in use as a warm onesie for bedtime.....I'm tempted to make one for myself!
Anyway....I'm on to the next thing......another shawl wouldn't you know! I couldn't stop myself, although I made a concerted effort for a while there. I've decided to join in Sarah's (Crafts from the Cwtch) knit-a-long......more about that next week!
To see other Year of Projects work, check out the ravelry page here.