March week 13

What a difference a week makes with a bit of focus and direction!

Three finished projects this week – yes that’s right, three!

Week 13 – 25th to 31st March

    Projects cast-on = 1
    Projects finished = 3
    Days knit = 6
    Hours knitting = 13 hours

Three official ‘finished objects’ all blocked and sewn up ready for their recipients. I’ve now got a week off work and we’re planning a ‘staycation’ which involves lots of rest and lots of knitting!

Garter Ripple Squish

I’m formally claiming the Garter Ripple Squish blanket as a finished object this week as the ends have finally been sewn in. Plus it’s a great excuse to share another photo of those lovely ripples. The new arrival isn’t due until early May but we’re seeing our friends in a few weeks time so I’m glad it’s done.

Maya‘ cardigan

Another project I’ve previously shared was this lovely cardigan from West Yorkshire Spinners with a little fair isle motif. Its now been blocked and had some wooden buttons added and I’m so happy with the finish. I made this project in West Yorkshire Spinners Croft which is 100% British, 100% wool and very squishy. Best of all it’s machine washable which is probably needed as it’s for #niece1 who is only 4!

Spotlight‘ jumper

This is my first project knit ‘in the round’ which means you start at the bottom on a circular needle and work up in a tube. The benefit of this technique is that there’s no setting in sleeves or sewing the fronts and backs together, I can see how this speeds up the overall project and it’s also given me a nicer finish!

The jumper was made using Rowan Pure Wool Worsted which means it’s 100% wool so nice and warm, but it’s also machine washable which will be perfect for a baby!

This pattern is from Tin Can Knits and I’ve already got my eye on a couple of other projects both for myself and the nieces. I thought this would take me a long time to knit the fair isle motif in the round so I made aged 18-24 months… niece 2 is 12 months in a few weeks so she’s definitely got some growing room in this!

Morag is going to join my menagerie…

Fresh from my EYF inspiration last week I cracked on with Morag and have made good progress this week… starting to take shape Morag now has a body, head and a leg and should be finished this week I hope.

And finally!

With a week off I’m planning lots of knitting and I’m going to make a start on the Stephen West ‘diagonal drift’ project that I brought the wool for last week in Edinburgh. I’m putting it in the blog this week to hold myself to account…

Watch this space… until next week, happy crafting!

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