This week is manic. And as usual its all self-imposed stress. Yesterday I brainstormed a million ideas for my blog, and have now decided on 4 new weekly post themes, which will mean that in a few weeks I will be blogging daily! Yikes! Heres a little title teaser, for my eventual blogging week:
ABC Monday, Tunes on Tuesday, WIP Wednesday, Thursday Chat, FO Friday, Speechless Saturday and finally, Dinner with the Knits (Which will be on Sunday!).
So this weeks WIP post will be relatively short as I have to get a lot of posts written, very quickly! I hope you understand, but I promise you its all worth it :)
So this week I haven't had much done in the way of knitting, I'm still waiting to get the 3.25mm needles I need to finish the cable mug hug I've been working on, so at the moment thats hidden away in my knitting bag, waiting to see the light of day. I think we're off to Argos later this afternoon though, so hopefully I'll get it done in time for Friday!
On my 5mm needles I have the purple baby hat I've been putting off for the past month.
The pattern is from the book Knitty Gritty: Knitting For The Absolute Beginner, and it is incredibly simple. It isn't knitting up as quick I'd like, but thats probably because I've been spending my time on planning rather than knitting. Shameless. I'm hoping to have the hat done by Saturday, so I can wrap it all up and give it away on Sunday. Well thats the plan, I doubt it will happen.
Last Friday I gave you a little teaser of the baby blanket I'm making for my sister. Here it is in all it's glory!
The pattern is from the book More Blankets and Throws, and it is incredibly simple! The Zig-Zag is made from just knit and purl, no confusing yo, k2tog, p2tog, nonsense! I'm using a light pink baby DK yarn, and it is nice and soft to work with. I've done 4 squares so far, and I reckon I'll need about 16 all together.
Fortunately the baby isn't due until September, so I have plenty of time to knit it :) I am thinking of lining the other side so that is lovely on soft on the skin on both sides, as sometimes the WS of blankets can be a bit rough. Luckily my Mum is a sewing whizz, so help is always at hand!
So that's my post for today, hope it wasn't too painful for ya! Check back on Friday to see some more finished projects I've been saving :D