Sunday, 17 March 2019

In The Making - March 2019

A roundup of the things I'm working on at the moment.

I've finished two things since last month, the Autumn Leaves baby cardigan and the Blue Lagoon socks.


The Blue Lagoon socks were knit out of two different colourways so once I'd finished them, I added a couple more squares to my commercial yarn scrappy blanket. It's growing slowly but surely.


I've also been working on my scrappy blanket which is made out of hand dyed yarn. I love how these scrappy blankets look so different because of the different colourways being added to each.


At long last I've picked my cardigan back up and have started working on it again. I've now completed the rib at the bottom of the garment and shall be picking the stitches back up for the sleeves.

It seems a long time since I've cast on anything new and as the cardigan is now too big to take out and about with me you might see some new projects on the needles next month.

42 comments:

  1. I used to do quite a bit of mitre knitting as it's easy and no need for sewing up! I'm working on another crochet blanket. I look forward to see your planned projects next month. Best, Jane x

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    1. I find it really relaxing to knit on the scrappy blankets. There's lots of ends to sew in now but at least no sewing up.

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  2. I really liked your baby cardigan and socks, I will look forward to seeing your completed cardigan and blanket.

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    1. I'm going to try and knit a bit on the cardigan each day so that I get it done, it's been on my needles for too long now, though the blankets are long term projects so they won't be finished any time soon.

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  3. What fun, Jo. Looks like you have been a busy girl. I LOVE the soft cocoa color of that cardigan you are working on--can't wait to see it done. Hugs- Diana

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    1. I'm looking forward to getting the cardigan finished now. It's good to have the main body done but the sleeves seem to take me ages so I'm going to try and knit a bit each day to help me along my way.

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  4. I would love to start a new project but I am still in baby blanket h*ll. I know that wasn't very nice, but three in a row is boring. I think a mitered square cowl would be so much fun to make.

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    1. It would have been better if you could have broken the blankets up a bit, knitted or crocheted something in between them as it can get a bit monotonous when working on the same thing three times in a row.

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  5. I love your scrappy blanket! Can't wait to see more.
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. The blankets are a lot of fun to work on, I love seeing all the mismatched colours alongside each other.

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  6. The blanket is growing well, very colourful.

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    1. The blankets are good projects to pick up and work on every so often, a new square here and there soon adds up.

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  7. I love the colours in your blanket. I really need to find a pattern for a winter jumper for Lily. I'm thinking ahead, as it will take me that long to make it! X

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    1. Ravelry has literally thousands of patterns, many free. I'm sure you could find something on there.

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  8. Those blankets are going to be lovely, well done on getting started on your cardigan again, I'm looking forward to seeing what your next project will be. xx

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    1. I'm glad to have picked my cardigan back up, I think a few rows each day will soon have it done.

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  9. Gorgeous sock yarn blanket start. SOMEDAY

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  10. Those scrappy blankets are great! Socks are such a great thing to have on the needles at all times - I try to remember NOT to work on the easy sections at home (and work on a sweater, blanket, etc., instead) so that they are ready to grab and go when I need them.

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    1. It's hard not to work on socks all the time once they're on the needles but you're right, they're perfect to work on when out and about.

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  11. So pretty and something from odds and ends, really effective.

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    1. Each blanket square only takes about four grams of yarn so it's a great project to use up small amounts of leftovers.

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  12. Your scrappy blankets look great. Isn't it amazing how all those crazy colors look nice together?

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    1. I love how all the different colours in the blanket just somehow work together. I try not to think too much about placement and it does work out.

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  13. I started a scrappy blanket but it languishes somewhere! Cardi looking good. CN x

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    1. The great thing about a scrappy blanket is that it can be picked up and worked on again at any time.

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  14. Your blanket is so colourful, nice not to have to sew it all up at the end. Looks like your cardi won´t be long either. xcx

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    1. Sleeves seem to take me forever so I'm not sure how quickly the cardigan will take to finish off but I'm trying to work on it a little each day.

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  15. Work on, what you feel like. Everything will still be there, tomorrow. :-))))

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    1. That's the beauty of having a few things on the needles at any given time, there's always something you feel like working on.

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  16. I love your scrappy blankets and the difference between the way they look is fascinating. I keep thinking about starting one myself and I'm not sure why I haven't, probably because I'm not very brave. x

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    1. You should definitely start one. Mine will be very long term projects but they're the perfect thing to pick up and put down again amongst other things you're working on.

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  17. I love the two scrappy rugs you are working & they sure do look different. I'v a neat pattern for a very different leftovers rug, so will bring to show you later!!! Taking large craft items on the go can be awkward, so look forward to seeing what comes next. Have a good week & take care.

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    1. It's amazing how different each blanket looks already, mixing the colours up really does give different effects.

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  18. Loving the blanket Jo...so colourful. Debbie xx

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    1. It's fun seeing all the colours build up against each other.

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  19. Like many others have also commented, I too love the colours in your blanket, it looks great.

    All the best Jan

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    1. It's such a good way to use up leftover scraps of yarn.

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  20. Your squares are beautiful, that's going to make a stunning blankie.

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    1. The squares are so relaxing to make, it's such an enjoyable project to work on.

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  21. I just love your scrappy blanket. If I could knit that would be the first thing I'd make!xxx

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    1. These are the first knitted blankets I've made and I'm really enjoying them. I've crocheted blankets before though.

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