scarily it’s been over 2 months since my last update. moving house and being without internet for a very long 5 weeks means that it’s now the first sunday of december and i am writing this sitting curled up in front of the fire surrounded by sparkly christmas decorations while the grey skies do their worst outside.
this is the first place i’ve lived with a proper fire and i never move from in front of it – fire, tea, knitting and a blanket around me – the granny image is fully complete now!
so what have i been up to in the past 2 months then? apart from packing and unpacking quite a lot actually! i’ve managed to tick 3 things off my list…..
after much badgering from my other half i finally chose a pattern and got knitting. i chose a stephen west pattern – honegart – which was really quick to knit up and luckily i had a couple of train journeys for work that week to get it all done. full project details are on my project page here.
and then the reason why i finally gave in to badgering from the other half – if i was knitting myself armwarmers for the cold weather he needed a hat too!
i love these armwarmers – my first attempt at doing cables and the pattern was super-easy to memorise once i got going. messed up on picking up the thumb but can’t have been too obvious as the designer is now featuring the top picture on the pattern page here *grins*
and now for the 3rd and final item on my list – which i’ve just realised was actually the first thing i finished – a big chunky infinity cowl. originally i had the gap-tastic cowl on my list but decided to switch it for this squishy pattern instead
so all that’s left to complete my cosy winter wrap-ups is a cosy purple hat and i’m done.
there has been a little bit of christmas crafting though that has delayed my hat being started….
the crocheted decorations are ravelled here and here.
i have been getting up to some other non-yop knitting but will keep that for another day.
hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend