FO Friday 27.10.17

If you’re reading this then I’m in Budapest!

Hopefully. If my scheduling actually works this time…

So I managed to finish both blankies in time for posting! They should be merrily on their way now.

This one here is for the eldest twin

And this is for the younger.

I really hope they like them. My friend is very good at sharing photos of the girls so hopefully I’ll get to see my lovies with their lovely owners.

What do you think? Which is your favourite? Let me know in the comments!



WIP Wednesday 25.10.17

Current WIP count: 5

You know I said I was following a pattern for these blankies? I lied.

The bunny head is pretty much as per, but that’s it. The Red Heart pattern has the bunny at the corner of a square blanket and I realised I prefer them with the character in the middle. But instead of faffing about looking for a different pattern I decided to make it up as I went.

Of course making the blanket triangle-shaped was a conscious decision, thoroughly planned out. Nothing to do with me not realising that 18 doesn’t divide easily into 4. Nothing at all.

I could have frogged back and removed a row of decrease on the head so it could be square, but you know I’m in a rush (2 days til they need posting!) and I think being triangular makes them more unique. That’s what I keep telling myself, anyway.

Right now I don’t have an updated photo of the bunny blankie (I’ll see if I can add one in later), but it’s about the same length as this one.

Honestly, I’m not sure what animal this is supposed to be. I just went with a round head and some teddy bear type ears. It’s cute; that’ll do me.

All the fiddly amigurumi bits are finished now and granny stitch goes super quickly, so I’m sure I can get these finished on time. Well, as long as I don’t keep having issues with my Caron Cakes.

So far I’ve had one bit where the yarn had frayed and was barely holding on by one strand, one bit where the colour runs were ridiculously short (and the lighter coloured bits were much thinner than the rest), and one big chunk of this colour:

Is it grey? Is it brown? I can’t decide. But it is definitely nasty and I had to cut it out. That’s three lots of grafting together I had to do in just half of one cake. It might be time for a strongly worded letter to Caron.

Keep your fingers crossed that I can finish them both in time! What’s everyone else working on? Having any yarny problems like me? Let me know in the comments!



WIP Wednesday 18.10.17

Current WIP count: 5

I’d got it right down to three. Three! But then I realised I wouldn’t be able to make it to the naming day of my friend’s twin girls, so I just had to make something to send to them in my stead.

Which leads to me making my very first foray into lovies. I really like these cute little blankies so I’m not sure why I’ve never made one before, but better late than never.

I’m following this Red Heart pattern, and using up the last bit of two Caron Cakes I had left after making my puff stitch scarf and star blanket; Funfetti and Mixed Berry.

Yes, they’re different colours, and the heads will be different animals as well. I know from experience (I have a brother and a sister) what battles can ensue when siblings have two of the same item.

I also remember how cross I used to get when my Aunty bought me and my sister exactly the same presents year in year out, when we’re as different as it’s possible to be while still being related. I will not be that Aunty.

I’ve only done a couple of rounds of the Funfetti one so there’s not much point showing that, but this is where I’m up to with the Mixed Berry one.

I may have nicked some Funfetti orange for the inside of the second ear…

As the naming day is Friday next, everything else is on hold so I can get these finished and posted out in time. I’ve got a few free evenings this week so I should manage it.

In other news, I just signed up for #stitchingsanta2017 and I’m super excited! A secret santa just for crafty people, it can only be amazing 😀 Click on the link to have a looksee and join in if you fancy it.

Got any lovie tips for me? Thinking of joining #stitchingsanta2017? Let me know in the comments!