I may have been on quite an extended blog holiday (oops), but I have been busy knitting and now I have actually finished things to prove it!
First I used up some leftovers and had fun with my fair isle book to make a small project case. I was very grateful to my mother for helping me with the lining and the zip!
The summer then became the years of the baby blanket. First I knitted this for my cousin’s first child; the first of the next generation of that part of the family. I loved knitting this, as the pattern was so simple and the rainbow colours worked so well in the end. It was based on this pattern, but with a garter stitch border.
Then I started the next baby blanket (for a knitting friend) and secretly I may almost like this one more (who doesn’t like stripes and chevrons?). It was based on this blanket, but having preferred the proper border from the first blanket, I added this. I think it makes it look much crisper.
Then I decided it was my turn. So whilst on holiday in September (oh Yorkshire Dales how I love you) I finally made inroads into my colour affection (aka colour affectation or colour affliction.) This is going to keep me very cosy this winter.
Whilst in Yorkshire I also went to Yarndale, so I have goodies to keep me going for a while. Meanwhile I’ve just knit go faster puffin stripes and may have to do yet another baby blanket…