In the run up to Christmas, I was busy trying to get some gift knitting done. (Why do I always leave it so late?!) And since then, despite the temptation of new projects, I have been trying to get my mountain of WIPs reduced. It seems like ages since I actually blogged about some finished knitting, but I have loads to show you today. Hope you are sitting comfortably. Do you need to get a cuppa first? Oh, go on then, I'll wait!!
The first thing I finished was a cowl for my friend Charlotte. She has been suffering from a stiff neck, so I hope this will go some way to keeping her nice and cosy. Sorry the pictures aren't great, but I ran out of time to get a daylight shot. You can find the pattern here.
I already blogged about my Christmas ornament swap with Marianne, but I didn't show you what I sent her. I found a cute snowman pattern on Ravelry and knit up a mini-Frosty for her tree. It was fun to knit although a little bit fiddly. I think a snowman family might be fun for next year, don't you?
You may remember that I have been busy with some secret knitting. Well, I can now share some of that with you. I was test knitting a new sock pattern for Kim over on Ravelry. It's her second design and is a really interesting and fun knit. It's called Rain Catchers and you can buy a copy here. We are having an informal KAL in the 'socks, socks, socks .....' thread of the ThreeBagsFull group if you fancy joining us! Anyway, enough of that - feast your eyes on these beautiful socks! (Photos are courtesy of Mr JK!)
My dear friend Snoopydog became a grandma again right at the start of the Christmas holidays. I couldn't pass up this opportunity to knit a few baby things, and have managed to rustle up a darling little cardigan .......
........ some cute baby socks .......
...... and these sweet little 'Baby Ballerina' slippers!
Everything is ready to be packaged up and posted off to baby Evie!
While we are on a baby-theme, I also knit another pair of the Cozy Toes socks for baby Otto. The ribbing helps them to stay on wriggly little feet!
Finally, for now, I made a crocheted tape measure cover (like the one Marianne gave me) as a gift for a friend. The pattern is a bit vague and I'm sure I made a bit of it up! Even though it was really fiddly to make, I am happy with the way it turned out and can see me making more of these as gifts.
So I think you're more or less up to date now! My WIPs are reduced and I am going to try to avoid casting on too many new things before I've finished something else. I am off to London on Saturday to meet up with Katharine. She is the other moderator in the ThreeBagsFull group and has been spending the holdiays in the UK. I cannot wait to see her again. We have lots planned including shopping for yarn, fabric, beads and buttons and of course fitting in some knitting, drinking tea and eating cake!! I'll report back on Sunday! xxx