Monday, 10 November 2014

At my knits end


It's that time again.  I'm running out of oomph for knitting at the moment.  It's all happening very, very slowly, and I'm busy at work and in need of quick fixes in the shape of cat dresses and Cocos.  Oh well.  I'm making very slow progress on everything.

A Knit List Update

For the girls:

Two Burton Bears cowls - the one I made for Hattie was rejected, as she wanted a BROWN bear, not a POLAR bear, silly Mummy.

The Polar Bear one is finished, but I am yet to take a picture; it does not look good unmodelled.  Here is a detail.

An Owlet for Hattie - oh dear
Ringo and Elwood mittens in grey and brown - well, I've bought the yarn

For me:

I'm on to the snowflakes on the Boreal.  It's still going well.  I'm nearly at the split for the sleeves, which is where I'll put it to bed for a week, and start something else.
Wisteria jumper - not talking about that
Peacock Mitten - I started mitten two, it is going OK - I've done the ribbing, I'll take it around with me for a few weeks, and it will soon finish itself.
Coraline cardigan - moved to be finished by February; this is Britain, it will still be cold then
Petrie top - still thinking.
Knitted Coco - got the yarn, printed out a pattern, just got to start
Socks for me - meh

A Rainbow jumper with some sheepy yarn from the Faroes and a lot of Kauni wool - I've done a bit more than that, but not much.  It's very thin yarn.
A Little Birds jumper with no steeks - still planning

For Simon:
Reknit an unwearably large jumper - I've had a look in his cupboard, and chosen the one to reknit.  I need to take measurements and search out the pattern.  I want this done around his birthday (February)
Pair of socks - done.

Other - no change.  Quite depressing really.

Owl Obsession for one of my godsons - sigh
Hexipuff Quilt (I'm aiming to get 250/500 done by the end of June 2015) (Nope)
The Weather in the Streets (should probably be finished by June) - January to May - done; January to April sewn together. (Nope)
Finish the bloody Elephants blanket - FCK THAT SHJT. (this is supposed to be Hattie's 4th birthday blanket.  It won't be)
Lucy Attic24 Ripple Blanket - going surprisingly well (still slow)
Nicholas' POP blanket - I've still done 9 squares.
A small jumper for Nicholas.

Myrna Cardigan
Hattie's cardigan.
A pair of simple socks for the children
Garter Yoke Cardigan
An Owlet for Lucy
Lucy's Cowl
Hattie's Cowl
A Burton Bear Cowl for Lucy
Simon's socks


  1. Wow..lots of projects...good luck on them all...

  2. Silly Mummy! Gavin believes all patterns should be knit with the yarn type and colour shown on the pattern photo ... very annoying, that!

  3. Silly Mummy made me smile, I'd have been told the same thing by my little ones, they sure do know their own minds at that age don't they! Lots going on and I do love the look of that rainbow yarn.

  4. So many projects going on... I think the polar bear cowl is super x

  5. Looove the rainbow yarn! So pretty!:)

  6. Could you have just dyed it brown? LOL! You have so much going on....but I remember those days of work and children and not enough hours in the day and I wasn't even a knitter back then. Be kind to yourself....remember "if mama ain't happy then nobody's happy"! And that's the truth! We need to expect as much from others as we do from ourselves. Take care sweetie!

  7. I love the rainbow yarn - can't wait to see that knitted up.

  8. Good luck with all the projects!

    Love the look of that rainbow yarn, and the cowl looks really fluffy and cozy. :)