Sunday, January 10, 2016

Happy New Year

Happy New Year!

Hard to believe that it has been approx 6 months since I blogged. It has been very busy in my work life this past year, and although that doesn't look set to change anytime soon, it is important that I carve out time for those things that I enjoy. That of course includes crafting and blogging.

Over the holidays I was able to finish a couple of Christmas stockings for Naomi and I.
Stockings hung by the tree

Naomi helped stitch these which means there are extra special memories built in. There was also the usual requests for felted slippers, and I was able to churn out 8 pairs of those over my Christmas break. Naomi also tried her hand at knitting by assisting me with these - a few knit stitches here and there. A great start! I'm not convinced that I have a crafter on my hands, but I do enjoy her natural curiosity and desire to have a go.
Little one learning
My new year project is a clementine cowl. A couple of friends have been making these, and they were turning out so beautifully that I wanted to join in the fun. The pattern calls for 2 skeins of dyed in the wool, which is an interesting fingering weight yarn that looks like a handspun.
Dyed in the Wool
I selected one colorway I liked and then partnered it with yarn from my stash that is deliciously soft.
Clementine Cowl
This project is close to completion, so I'll have to pick a new project for my work travels this week. Probably a bertie's blanket square. Before the holidays I had received squares from Andi and Sarina... aren't they gorgeous!
Bertie's Blankets - Andi Bertie's Blankets - Sarina
As a result we are now only 4 squares from finishing this blanket... yup good plane knitting right there.
Bertie's Blankets
Wishing you a great week ahead, and a wonderful 2016.
Sam XXX

2 comments:

Chrisknits b said...

where is the pattern for the cowl! Adorable. Love the stockings and your little helper. So sweet.

sam said...

Hi Chris, here's the ravelry link to the cowl: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/clementine-11
It's an enjoyable knit that works up fast. X