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I knit, I sew, I run, I look after children and hamsters, I take truly terrible pictures, I cook, I complain.  Sometimes all at the same time.

Monday, 3 March 2014

Handmade Monday

This WIP was started back in August last year, initially as a present for a new baby; after all the swearing and angry glares, I decided that the vibes were too bad to give to a newborn, and I'm keeping it.  I don't really care for the pattern, it is very difficult to knit in front of the television, plus some of the elephants look a bit, well, weird.

Very pleased to see you, isn't he?  

The yarn is very cheap and cheerful, and very, very clashing in the colour combinations I've chosen.  I'm not sure what possessed me to knit something that gives me such a massive headache.  

I don't know what's worse - the photos or the stitch definition.

It's going to be Hattie's 4th birthday blanket.  It will be three stripes with elephants on, with heart borders, and because I have not done double knitting, it will need to be lined.  I anticipate it being finished at some point in the next year and a half.

The whole pattern book is full of weird and wonderful objects to knit; the Sunflower Jumper is a particular favourite, as is this thing. I won't be knitting anything else from it, I don't think.

I'm sure* it will look fabulous when it is finished.  And I'm going to let Hattie choose the colours for the hearts border, so that will be very colourful and probably two different and clashing shades of pink.

*not sure

March Madness - 3/31

1 comment:

  1. It is certainly not my favourite knitting book. I bought it for the fish blanket. With hindsight, I should have just drawn a chart for a fish and made it up. Or, since L then decided she doesn't like fish, never begun the whole escapade. There's a cute toddler sweater (the plain colour shawl-necked one) that I want to make for M but other than that, I doubt I will have much use from it. I remember it being hard to find too.