February week 8

Finally… it’s cast-off!

It’s been a great week and I’ve finally cast-off the baby blanket!

Week 8 – 18th Feb to 24th Feb

    Projects cast-on = 0
    Projects finished = 0
    Days knit = 5
    Hours knitting = 19 hours

A week of knitting for 7 days still alludes me, but some focus at the start of last week means the baby blanket is finally off the needles and I’m so pleased! I’ve worked on two other projects this week too which has been great to focus on something different!

Garter stitch finished! Ends still to go…

On Tuesday night I had a warm feeling as I cast the last stitch off on the garter ripple squish blanket – after literally weeks of endless knit stitch it’s finally done. And readers, I couldn’t be more chuffed! It’s squishy as the name implies and the West Yorkshire Spinners Bo Peep yarn not only has a nice softness that’s going to be perfect for a newborn baby, the colours go great together too.

I’ve still got to sew the ends in and am taking a tip from Ruth at my LYS to try and sew 5 or 6 each time I sit down to knit. This is a great tip for me to do a little and often, and I’ve got until end of April before the little one is due so plenty of time.

My menagerie

Geraldine made an appearance again this week with leg 1 being complete and leg 2 underway. I still love the vibrancy of the Toft yellow and can’t wait to see her finished.

Oswald the Owl

With the blanket finished I grabbed my project bag with Oswald the Owl and made some more progress as we now creep closer to his head. It’s going to need to be blocked to flatten some of the floats out from the fairisle but I’ve enjoyed dusting this project off! Oswald is probably going to be my main project this week so hopefully I’ll get the motif finished by the weekend.

Until next week… happy crafting!

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