House-warming Blanket is Finished!

The house warming blanket is finally finished and blocked, just in time for my husband to take it with him and hand it over to his daughter who now share her first house with another girl, so what better to do than to crochet a house warming blanket for her?

I have to say that I am very pleased with how it turned out and would love to make another one for myself but I have so many other items waiting to be finished first before I start a new thing.

The yarn I was using was Drops Fabel and it’s not a good yarn to crochet with because it’s very loosely spun so it splits very easily and that is annoying to say the least, but it turned out to be very good for this blanket.

Yarn: Drops Fabel Print
Colourway: 310 (Sunset) and 400 = Black
Hook: 3 mm

Started: March 17 2019
Finished: June 7 2019

Scrappy Socks

I’m a huge fan of the podcast The Bakery Bears with the Husband and Wife duo, Dan and Kay Jones. They have so much going on in their podcast from Knitting, Baking, Cooking History, Games and more, so if you don’t know who they are I would strongly recommend that you give them a go. They started back in 2015 and was not supposed to last that very long but the fans didn’t want them to stop  and if you are interested in to why, then please read under “About” on their homepage and you’ll understand why. So after they announced “Goodbye´” in episode 24 the viewers response to that was overwhelming to the duo because we all said NO!!!! So one viewer informed them that that they could earn a living by doing this by signing up to “Patreon”, so that’s what they did and the rest is history.

To cut o long story short, they have lots of KALs and some CALs and one of the recent ones are a pair of Scrappy Socks where you knit a pair of socks from leftover sock yarn. Great idea I thought because there’s always leftover after you knitted a pair and now I could use all of these leftovers to knit a pair to use them all up.

So I joined in and here are mine. I thought to knit both socks at the same time and I didn’t have two sets of the 2.50mm metal needles so one set is bamboo and now I can see that they don’t look the same just because of the fact that they are not both metal, interesting.

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The one with metal is neater that the one with bamboo. It’s too late now to change it but I hope after blocking it will sort itself out a bit.

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The heel flap is done and you can still se the big difference between the bamboo knitted sock and the metal knitted sock.

And here is the first sock finished, the one knitted with the metal DPNs.

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Now I have to finish the second one and find out how that one will look.

/Diana

Housewarming Blanket cont.

Bordering them together

Next Step!

Now that I have crocheting 103 squares and wanted to start to put them together to see how many extra squares I need to make I noticed that this is taking longer than I thought. But! it’s looking good.

Yarn: Drops Fabel Print
Colourway: 310 (Sunset) and 400 = Black
Hook: 3 mm

Housewarming Blanket!

My stepdaughter has just moved into her first ever house that she’s sharing with a friend to help with the rent, so to celebrate this event I’m crocheting her a housewarming granny square blanket. I have no idea how many squares I need but time will tell.

Material used

Yarn: Drops Fabel Print
Colourway: 310 (Sunset) and 400 = Black
Hook: 3 mm

All Is Calm Socks

Another pair of socks by the lovely Kay F Jones (who you can find on Ravelry) and this time it’s the “All Is Calm” socks and the pattern is Only for Platinum Patreons of their Podcast The Bakery Bears.

Yarn: Hatnut Feet
Colourway: 101
Needles: 2.50 mm (US 1½)

“All Is Calm”, pattern by Kay F Jones on ravelry

Riddari jumper done!

This was the first time ever that I have done colour work and I’m so pleased that it turned out so well as it did. I am going to knit more of this one in other colours and I have all the yarn for it already.

Yarn used: Ístex Léttlopi
Needles: 3.5 mm (US 4) and 4.5 mm (US 7)
Pattern: Riddari by Védís Jónsdóttir at ravelry or at Järbo Garn AB.

Blizzard Socks

I needed to have a bit of a rest from the Riddari jumper before I get on with the colour work on the yoke, so I thought I cast on a pair of socks in between. Kay Jones from the podcast The Bakery Bears have released a new pattern for us Patreons and it’s called Blizzard.

So here is the first sock done and I have already done the ribbing on the second sock. It’s a bit hard to see it on this photo but the lace pattern is showing fir trees. I have to say that I love her patterns because they are so well written and the patterns are nice and fun to knit.

You can find all her patterns on Ravelry.

Some projects on the Go!

I have a few projects on the go and jumping between them depending on how I fell and the one that has been waiting longest to be picked up again is a bag, a Mochila Bag.

Mochila Bag

 

Next one is the Sólja Jumper.

Sólja

Next is a pair of socks that I have started twice before and this is the third time, the “Hermiones Everyday Socks”

Hermiones Everyday Socks

 

Next in line is the beautiful shawl “Longbourn” by Kay F Jones.

Longbourn By Kay F Jones

Then to the second “Sommarväskan /Summer bag” by Järbo Garn AB and it’s not much to see at the moment.

Sommarväskan 2

Then it’s the Christmas Scarf because Christmas will soon be here, so why not using a yarn with inbuilt tinsel ?
Christmas Scarf
And then to the latest project, a double think crocheted pot holder.
Double Thick crocheted pot holder
So these are the things I’m having on the Go at the moment.
/Diana