This knit has been fun but it has also been a bit of a struggle to find all the colours and the right amount of it. But now the spare bed has it’s blanket that my husband ordered for it. He sleeps here during the days when he’s working nights and also visitors uses it.
Yarn used: Fingering weight
Needle: 2.25 mm
Started: 18th of June 2020
Finished: 29th of December 2020
Pattern: Stitch In Time
Designer: Kay F Jones
It has been lots of fun knitting this one and I will knit another one. I have learned lots of new patterns by making this one and that’s always fun.
Yarn used: Drops Baby Merino
Needle: 3.25 mm circular 40cm
Started: 4th of December 2020
Finished: 23rd of December 2020
Designer: Kay F Jones
It’s finally finished and now on the blocking mat efter a good soak. I still think that I should have done it in all blues first from dark to light and then from light pink to the darkest. I just have to make another one because I have enough yarn left.
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So it has started and I have been working on it very hard so now the Stitch In Time Blanket has to wait till this is done and it will be by the 24th of December (hopefully). So this is how far I have come and I did what the designer Kay Jones is doing, and that is starting with the darkest of the two shades of colours (shade 1 = Blue, Shade 2 = Pink), and my two colours are blues and pinks. So Starting with the darkest pink and alternating every section with the blues from the lightest and ending with the darkest. Meaning that both lightest will meet in the middle and both darkest will be at the end. I thought that could be really nice, but after a few sections, I realized that I should have gone with my first thought and that was to start with the darkest pink to the lightest and then from the lightest blue to the darkest. Why? because my colours are not as subtle as the designer’s choice so it will be hard contrasts between them all and not the soft overlapping that I was first hoping for. So I guess I have to make another one and do what I first thought of.
The nice thing with this pattern is that every section is inspired from different christmas books/stories and she reads that part from the books that inspired into the pattern for each section.
I’m looking forward to see it done and it’s a cowl. I have learned some new pattern and that’s always fun. section 4 (Happy Christmas Harry (Potter)) was really fun to knit and also section 6 (Flaming Pudding).
One lady in my Facebook group showed me some lovely pair of mittens that I fell in love with, mainly because of the Bullfinches, so I wanted to make these myself and ordered the yarn. I have no idea when it will happen because Christmas is soon here and it’s colourwork and I have the Stitch In Time Blanket that I want to finish first. But I did order the yarn for them so at least I have that when I’m ready.
The end is near and it’s time to start working out where all the blocks should go. Starting with the backbone that is the Rainbow.
And then the rest……. I did lots of rearranging here I can tell you.
Now after marking them out I can start framing them and make sure the frame is right on them. The edges are wider than the rest so all the edge blocks are getting marked as well.
Time to start knitting.
I’m working hard on this blanket because I want it done before the end of this year. Here’s they Rainbow layout I started with (backbone) and then I need to fell out with the rest of the blocks.
The Bakery Bears Podcast will have a Advent Calendar KAL so I have ordered the yarn for it. All I know at the moment is that I need 10 balls of yarn in soft gradient colours and not to dark and we will be only using 20gr per colour, so I have ordered 50 gr balls so that will be enough to make another one if I so want to.
Here they are!
I have finally started to work on this one and I’m really looking forward to see it finished. I love bullfinches, they are my favourute bird of the small birds.
I also ordered some sock blockers that arrived and I’m looking forward to test them out and see how good they are or not. Time will tell.