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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.

Sunday, 14 December 2014

This is what I do. I drop "truth bombs."

The Sunday night knitting klaxon is going off again.

I've not made a huge amount of progress since my last update; which isn't that surprising considering that I only did an update on the 8th, and I have yet to master sleep knitting.  Still, since July, I have made bags of progress, and that's a GREAT feeling.
  • Boreal.  Done and done and worn twice.  I love it.  

  • A small jumper for Nicholas - Christmas knitting.  It is really quite, well, large.  Simon, sarcastic tease that he is, suggests I compare it to my gauge swatch.  
  • Burton Bear cowl for Hattie.  Brown wool found.  Placed in knitting bag with pattern and needles.  Awaiting cast on fairy.
  • Wisteria jumper - located.  I have been working on one of the sleeves, and will continue to do so once the small jumper is finished.
The rest is the same as before.  Deep joy.  Still, I'll get some done in the Christmas holidays.
  • The Weather in the Streets - January to June done AND SEWN TOGETHER.  July in progress.
  • Owl Obsession for one of my godsons - it's for his second birthday.  I've bought the pattern.
  • Hexipuff Quilt (I'm aiming to get 250/500 done by the end of June 2015) Ho hum.
  • Lucy Attic24 Ripple Blanket - I've now completed 20 rows.  Yellow row next.
  • Nicholas' POP blanket - There are still 9 completed squares.   Needs to be done by April, so not that long to go.  Aargh.
  • An Owlet for Hattie - yarn located
  • Ringo and Elwood mittens in grey and brown - well, I've bought the yarn.
  • Peacock Mitten - one done, started the other.
  • Coraline cardigan - moved to be finished by February; this is Britain, it will still be cold then
  • Petrie top - I have some rather fine Peacock coloured yarn to make this with, but it is a spring weight top, so it is on hold until January 2015.
  • Knitted Coco - got the yarn, printed out a pattern, just got to start.  Also, see above.
  • Socks for me - meh
  • Rainbow jumper - disaster has struck.  I have misplaced the bag with it in.  I don't know where it is, I think it is in the pub, but they deny all knowledge.  Aargh.
  • A Little Birds jumper with no steeks - still planning
  • Reknit an unwearably large jumper for Simon - not proving as popular an idea as I thought it would be.

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. I love youR Boreal, can't decide whether to make one for myself for next winter.

    1. Thank you! Do it, it's a great pattern, really clearly written and easy to follow x

  2. Love your Roreal, it's gorgeous, well done.

  3. Your Boreal is beautiful. The colors are so vibrant. I get a chuckle everytime I read your list of things to complete. Your side comments are very clever.

  4. I want a's fabulous! Oh I can't knit!!! Jealous of yours x