Ramona

I can’t say the name of this cardigan pattern without thinking of ‘Cold Feet‘. Annoying!

Aside from the name of the pattern,  I like it. Having knitted one sleeve, am somewhat avoiding starting the next one as as some point while transporting the knitting about I managed to drop the stitches. Am keeping my fingers crossed that I managed to pick them all back up and don’t end up having one arm thinner and holier than the other. Anyhoo, here I am so far…

Not sure if the sleeve is a little short. Doesn’t look too bad in the pictures, but maybe because the boy is very tall so it could be the angle. Will knit the next sleeve and see how we go.

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Triceratops

It’s finally happened. I have created a monster. Literally.

Here he is enjoying my 30th Birthday party:

Dino likes to party

Dino likes to party

Dino face

Dino face

Not the greatest shots but I’d only just finished him in time to gift him to my friend for her Birthday, so took these snaps before she was about to leave for home. I am very proud that I’ve finished him – he’s bigger than any of us expected, despite the fact that I read the ‘finished measurements’ recently. While he’s not quite as dinosaury as I had hoped he would be, but he’s a jolly little fellow, and my friend likes him, so that’s a win!

In the end I did need some assistance with the neck ruff, and even with mum’s expert advice, we could not work out how to do the picot edging for the green spikey bit, so I used felt instead. As I was knitting up to the wire, I got mum involved with the horns too. She loves to assist with my knitting.

I am now so excited to start another knitting project, and I think it will be my jumper. Yeay!!!

Wool

I went Stylecraft crazy on Wool warehouse  recently, with the intention of getting all the colours I need for my crochet blanket. Look at all the colours!

dinasour

Not quite as bright as they are in real life – that red is blinding! It’s far brighter than I expected, so I may have to purchase an alternative shade later down the line. And the light green is a bit, er, I don’t know, the type of shade of wool which made me think I hated crochet when I was younger. It’s almost apple green, but too light. I’m sure that next to the right shade of some other colour it will be fine.

Here’s a shot of some granny squares I’ve made, some more successful than others. Some I love, others are the most hideous things I’ve ever created (again, I don’t think the photo captures the true ugly. I’m looking at the yellow bordered one)!:

granny squares multi

The purple flower ones at the bottom might make it into a cushion cover, but now I’m not so sure how much I like them. But I really like the top left flower square, and think I will definitely make more of those later on.

In the mean time, I’m going to keep making the regular squares in different colours and have a lovely mix and match granny square blanket, with a solid coloured border (probably purple).

And in final woolly news, I’ve started making the knitted dinosaur! So far, I’ve done this tiny amount:

dino pink

You can see all the scribbles of a mad women from when I tried to make it before, but thought I would reduce the size of it. I failed. Turns out it’s much easier to knit something if you just follow the pattern!