Another week is over, and we seem to be getting through January quickly. It’s even still a bit light when I leave work now, so it feels like we’re on the way to spring. I’m starting to think about my birthday and Christmas presents for people this year. One thing I’m considering, is letting my best friends choose a few scarf or shawl patterns they like on Ravelry, then making it up for them in some gorgeous yarn. One of my friends is also having a baby, due on the 31st of July, so I’d like to have something ready for her when the baby arrives, so there might be a few more things on the list soon!
This week I’ve been working on my Magrathea. We bought a couple more skiens of yarn to make sure I have enough to finish it. The yarn was on sale in the shop, so I got two for the price of one which was a bonus! The pattern states you need 25% of your yarn to complete the lace border once you’ve reached the length you want. That means, I can use up to three skiens to make the rest of the shawl. I’ve just joined my second skien and I’ve done 8 pattern repeats. I think I probably want it around 16 repeats long, so hopefully I should have enough yarn for that, bearing in mind that each repeat uses up slightly more yarn as the body gets wider. Sorry for the awful photo - my desk isn’t big enough anymore, so I laid it out on the bed, but the lighting is terrible.
I also started out on a Long Nights Cowl, to use up my Drops Nepal yarn. Originally this yarn was going to be a Broomstick Lace Scarf, but I didn’t really like the way it felt when I crocheted it. I love it in garter stitch though, and it feels lovely and soft. I’ve just joined my second skien of yarn for this, and I think I’m around halfway through. I’m hoping that I won’t need to use my third skien of yarn, because I’d like to turn it into some fingerless gloves. There should be just enough in one skien to make a pair.
I’ve added a scissors case and a needle book to my list below, as they’re a couple of things I have missing from my knitting bag. I’ll probably make a case for my crochet hooks later too. My plan for these (and the pincushion) is to make them out of scraps and left over yarn.
I’ve also changed the realta blanket on the list. The idea of making 80+ hexagons, and even more squares and triangles for the blanket is just too boring and I can’t motivate myself to do it. Instead I’m going to be making a hairpin lace blanket - I expect it’ll probably still be boring, but I’m not going to need nearly so many strips - probably only 20-30, so hopefully it won’t be so tedious, and I love the joining method, so I won’t have to sew anything. Once I’ve made a couple of strips I should be able to work out how many I need for the whole blanket. I’ll definitely be blogging about hairpin lace later this week if you want to pop back.
Hope you all have a great week!
The Revised List
Scarves and Shawls
- Lacey Crochet Scarf <- Finished
- Iris Crocheted Shawl <- Finished
- Shawl Collared Cowl <- Finished
- Urban Shells <- Finished
- Elise Shawl <- Finished
- Betula Ring <- Finished
- Recuerdos de Infancia <- In progress
- Magrathea <- In progress
- Happy Lavender Scarf <- In progress
- Mochi Neck Warmer <- Frogging first Betula Ring for yarn
- Branching Out - Patons Smoothie DK
- Chinook/A Little Bit Bohemian - Debbie Bliss Andes
- Henslowe <- Stash Addict yarn
- 200 Fingering Rocket Shawl/Usoa Shawl <- Drops Fabel
- My Kind of Town Cowl <- Wendy Serenity Super Chunky
- Sunderland <- Wendy Happy (Cinders)
- Long Nights Cowl <- In progress, Drops Nepal
- Blue Lagoon
- Knit Bunnies x 7 <- Finished
- Realistic Octopus <- Finished
- Sheldon Turtle <- Have yarn
- Tilly the Panda
- Finola the Fox
- Chester the Dog <- Knit picks yarn
- Tote Bag <- Finished
- Windschief Hat <- Finished
- Snowbaby Hat<- Finished
- Skaði Fingerless Gloves <- Finished
- Hairpin Lace Blanket <- Replacing Realta Blanket
- Genevieve <- In Progress
- Faceclothes/Make up pads <- Drops Paris
- Cap Sleeved Top <- Freedom Sincere
- Calorimetry<- Have yarn
- Phone sock/cosy <- Finished
- Pin cushion
- Fingerless gloves <- Left overs of Drops Nepal, hopefully
- Needle book <- Trying out entrelac
- Scissor case