Wednesday, 19 November 2014


Will wonders never cease? I've actually finished two projects that I was desperate to complete before Winter set in! The first is a crochet blanket that I started last Winter. I made a small lap size version of a pattern from this book. I went off plan and added a couple of rounds of double and treble crochet around the edge to finish it off. I definitely didn't have the stamina to make the queen size version!  
It's currently looking pretty on the back of the sofa :)
The second, probably more important finish is Jess' cardigan! This is another project that I started last Winter when I miraculously grasped the knack of knitting after many years of abject failure. Of course I had to go for a full on fancy, dancy cable cardigan for my first ever full size garment! The pattern is in this book by Anna Wilkinson. I used a lovely denim blue yarn by UK Alpaca which is really soft and should keep Jess nice and snuggly.
Here's a view of the back. Not too shabby :)
This close-up of the sleeve pattern shows what I was up against as a knitting rookie.
All-in-all I'm pretty pleased with how this turned out and it fits Jess which is a definite bonus! I'm going to attempt a cardigan for myself next...With all this lovely yarn I have hanging around I figured I ought to make some pretty storage for projects in progress. Until now they've been sitting in the ugly plastic mail bags that they arrived in and that's a bit daft. I couldn't wait to sneak some Priory Square in to a new project...
...and it was about time I used some precious Anna Maria Horner.
I'm sure you'll agree that it's considerably prettier than grey plastic! I'm in the process of making an alternative version of this bag and a pattern might be in the works ;) Catch you soon x


  1. Wow! I love your throw, so pretty! And what an achievement knitting Jess's beautiful cardi! It looks really complicated! I can't knit to save myself!! Well done! Jxo

  2. What a great use of Priory Square! *g* And I agree, Jess' cardy is not too shabby - understatement! But my fave is that top photo. Apart from the beautiful blanket (my Granny squares are languishing somewhere. .) the Parisville (envy!!!!) and all the goodies on those shelves. Well, hello Harry Potter! *g*

  3. Your knitting is fab, can't call yourself a rookie any longer! Good finish on your crochet throw too. Sometimes when the love goes you need to know it's ok to finish up and move on even if it is smaller than intended. Nice one to warm the knees over the winter! You bag is fab. I imagine lots of knitters and crocheters would be keen to know more about it's construction.

  4. Lovely work,so pleased you got the cardigan finished and always a bonus that it fits.Love the crochet too,lots of hard work x


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