Friday, 12 February 2010

Pip's Blanket

(Pip is the new baby's inside name)

So here's my new big project (other than the baby, of course) - a lovely blanket for said baby. I think the blanket I made for Laura is one of the nicest things I've ever made, so it was a bit of challenge to find another pattern that I liked as much. I contemplated designing my own, but I don't think I'm really good enough, and it's such a big project that I want something I know will 'work' from the start.

So I spent some time on Ravelry and finally chose the Twining Vine Afghan (Ravelry link). The pattern is for an adult-sized blanket, so I'm going to work significantly fewer repeats, in order to hopefully end up with a cot-sized blanket.

I bought the wool last week - Wendy Mode DK, same as before. I loved this wool for Laura's blanket. It's 50% merino which makes it soft and warm and cosy, and 50% acrylic which makes it washable and hard-wearing. It also has lovely stitch definition and is very reasonably priced. Not sure what else I could want, really! And now I have just a bit less than six months. Which will be fine, though it depends on how distracted I get. :)

Monday, 8 February 2010

Knitted Belt - French Translation

Just a quick note - Casa has translated my knitted belt pattern into French! It's on her blog here.

Friday, 5 February 2010

What's new with me

Number two will be with us sometime around mid-August. :)

I was ill in December (winter vomiting bug thing, not fun at all), then I was pregnant and tired all the time so I cut down on non-essential activities like blogging. Then after Christmas it seemed weird to blog without mentioning the new baby, but pre-scan it was still a secret. And for the last week I have no excuse except laziness. But here we are!

More info on crafty things etc soon, for now just a little photo of my first (eek) baby, whom I suppose I should now call a toddler:

She took all the blocks out of the trolley and then sat in it. No idea why.