I really hope this year will be a better one than the last one because I think my husband and I have had enough of bad things happening in our lives . I will not go into it all in any depths, but it started with my 27 year old niece suddenly died September 21st 2018, and then me losing my memory for a day September 29th 2018 and then the sudden death of my dear father February 1st 2019 and everything that comes with that.
So be kind to each other because you never know when they are gone forever.
The Bakery Bears podcast duo of Dan and Kay Jones have split the Christmas advent calendar this year by doing their own things. Dan is taking the viewers out on trips to interesting places that have Christmas connections and Kay has started a mystery Christmas Knit along. Så on every odd dates its Dan and even dates it’s Kay, so the KAL (knit-a-long) is a pair of socks with a Christmas/festive theme.
Day 1. Fairy Light Ribbing
Day 2. Chimney Stacks
Day 3. Tinsel Lace
Tomorrow is the next section and I can’t wait to see what pattern that will be.
If you can remember the house warming blanket I was making for my stepdaughter in England, then I can inform you that she has it now on display and is a very proud owner of it. I saw it in real life when my husband and I was over for a visit and it feels good to see that all that work was worth it.
This was a really quick and easy knit. A nice cowl that starts ans an triangle and later you knit it in the round. So it’s more of an bandanna than a cowl. Love the colours too. If you would like to knit this one, then you find it on Ravelry and the pattern is for a fingering and a worsted weight version.
Started: 27th of July 2019 Finished: 30th of July 2019 Yarn: Drops Fabel Needles: 3.50 mm
Me and my husband was in England in April this year for the Marillion Week End (three gigs by Marillion) and we met up with loads of friends, and one of them is a massive Dr. Who fan. He was wearing his long scarf and mentioned to me that he wouldn’t mind me knitting him a new one because the one he’s wearing is getting a bit knackered. I told him that I would be more than happy to do that for him so here I am after lots of browsing the net for the pattern and the right colours and then finding the colours in the right yarn weight. I am very pleased with all the colours apart from the “camel/Beige”. I found a perfect shade but the yarn was to thick so I had to go with this lighter one and I just hope that my friend will not be disappointed over it.
So when I found all the colours I started to knit it on the 10th of July and this is how it looks right now.
I am over half way through the pattern now and I hope I will have it finished before we are off to Wales and England in 8 weeks and I can hand it over to him in person if possible.
Yarn used: Drops Karisma, Drops Lima and Cascade 200 Superwash. Needled: 4.0 mm (US 6) Started: 10 July 2019 Finished: Still knitting on it.
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
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.
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.
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.
Now I have to finish the second one and find out how that one will look.