I have finally been motivated enough to finish off these projects by adding the buttons and gifting them today. First up is the Retro Raglan Cardigan and hat from a new Sirdar booklet, which is on my ravelry page if you would like all the details. I made the size 1-2 size and will give it my sister today so she can give it to her friend in Daylesford for her little boy. Hopefully we still have enough cooler weather that he can wear it for a while before next winter.
Secondly is the Budgie Striped Sweater, no. 3. These will be given to our family friend with the other 2 for her 3 grand-daughters. Hopefully they can wear them a bit before the weather warms up too. I love the colors in this one and sewed on the last button this morning.
Finally, Isabelle's cardigan from the Henhouse Girls and Tractor Boys booklet, another Sirdar one. I loved knitting this cardigan and the pattern was so easy, no cables at all if that is what your thinking. Very clever stitch just 4 rows to it! I used Sirdar Aran Supersoft which I absolutely love to use for kid's knits as it is a little bit squishy and shows up stitch definition very nicely. I am hoping that Isabelle might possibly wear it for me tomorrow. She is on a date with her auntie today where they have gone to watch a matinee about Beauty and the Beast. I am sure she will thoroughly enjoy it.
|Retro Raglan Cardigan and hat to match|
|Budgie Striped Cardigan #3|
All these projects are listed on my ravelry page as I am feeling a little bit rushed today with things. Yesterday I finally managed to get my haircut the way I love it, and had blonde highlights put back in after about 3 years of being darker. It has definately brightened my mood. Since I have a bit of quiet time I might finish off another two knits that are awaiting collars and finish off a second sock (I started the pair last weekend for Isabelle). It is the Child's First Sock again as the second red one never got finished and the first sock was way too small and actually had a big hole chopped in it. I dont know how that happened or who did it but I wasnt happy so it went into the bin. I am going to start knitting some more socks this weekend as I think I have my mojo back for them. I have already picked out 2 patterns that dont look too hard, but they all have patterns and most of my sock yarn is variegated. It looks like I will be scouring the internet for semi-solid sock yarns now!!!