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Tuesday, 31 December 2013

2013

And so another year comes to a close and it's time to take a look back on the creative year that was.

I've completed 42 knitting projects including:
8 hats
2 pairs of socks/booties
1 shawl
12 cardigans/sweaters - all baby and kids sizes
6 toys
5 washcloths
2 cowls
1 blanket
4 blanket squares/strips as contributions to larger group projects.
1 romper
1 tunic/dress

Down a bit from last year but hey I also created a baby in the year which along with the little man kept me busy! Well that's my excuse anyway and I'm sticking to it out ;-)!

I've also released 4 patterns which can be found in my ravelry store here.

On the sewing front I only did a little here and there. The main thing was that I finished little man's quilt just in time for his birthday! I've also just sandwiched together a very simple cot sized quilt for my friends baby due to make his appearance around February. I've picked out the fabric for little lady's quilt so I'll hopefully get a start on that early in the new year!

I've a few projects left on the needles -
1. A hat for a very special lady, this I suspect will be my first fo of 2014. I will also be writing it up as a new pattern release.
2. Daisy Chain cardigan - this will be for the little lady. It's such a cute pattern and I'm looking forward to picking it back up as it was set aside to get some last minute Christmas knitting done.
3. Miranda - a sweater for me, I'm still on the yoke increases. This will be next on my list to finish. If I get distracted by anything else it will never be done!
4. Vanilla latte socks - one done, one half way down the cuff.
5. The never ending log cabin blanket for little man. I think finishing this should a goal for 2014!

And so I wish you a wonderful new year filled with laughter, love and crafting! May the best of 2013 be the worst of 2014.

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Slaney Cowl

I've just released a new pattern for a cowl. There are a few different length options so you can wear it wrapped once or twice. It's knit flat with a provisional cast on and then the stitches are grafted at the end.

The sample shown is size small knit in Plymouth Yarn Baby Alpaca worsted. This is a lovely soft yarn but is closer to DK weight than worsted and knit up nice at a DK gauge of 22 sts/10 cm.
Malabrigo Silky DK is also a nice yarn for this project.


This sample has now gone to a new home but I think I will need to knit yet another one for myself.

The cowl is named for the river that flows through the town where I live. The cables remind me of the current flow on the surface of the river.

It can now be found in my Ravelry store here.

Happy knitting!