Bullfinch Mittens

Now this I couldn’t resist to try out. I love Bullfinches and I want to learn colourwork knitting and fair Isle knitting. So I just had to give in and ordered the yarn in November 2020. I had other things already on my needles that I wanted to finishing first before I stuck into these beauties.

But now I have started them and so far so good. I just hope that I will manage to finish them, so wish me luck!

You can find the pattern on Ravelry or on their webpage.

Happy Knitting!

The philosopher’s Cowl

The first thing that I finished this year is The philosopher’s Cowl by Kay F Jones of the Podcast The Bakery Bears. It was a lovely and relaxing knit and all I need now to do is to block it. I used 10 different yarns to make this one And I think I might make another one at some time.

Yarn used: Fingering weight
Needle: 2.25 mm
Started: 31st of December 2020
Finished: 10th of January 2020
PatternThe philosopher’s Cowl
Designer: Kay F Jones

Stitch In Time Blanket 2 is finished!!

Stitch In Time Bedspread.

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

Advent Calendar Cowl Finished and Blocked.

Christmastide Advent KAL 2020

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
Pattern: n/a
Designer: Kay F Jones

Bakery Bears Advent Calendar KAL 2020

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.

Here are my colours and the order I will use them.

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.

7 sections of 10 done

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).

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Jorids Vantar (Mittens)

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.

Stitch In Time 2 cont…..

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.

The Backbone of the blanket.

And then the rest……. I did lots of rearranging here I can tell you.

The first layout but was changed so many times before I was pleased with it and started to mark them up.
All marked and now start framing them.

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.

Stitch In Time 2 cont…

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.

I’m working hard on this.

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!

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