a quick WIP/FO round-up

After last weeks end of shop story I wanted to give you something a bit more optimistic –

Some Finished Objects (FO’s)!

…plus there’s also a second for another sad solo sock too – and I even got around to blocking the FO’s too. I’m in love with the green shawls (the top is this  and the bottom crocheted one is this). I quite like the cardigan but I’m a touch unsure about the neck-line and tbh at the moment the weather is far to hot and sticky for such a substantial piece of knitwear (it’s very heavy, but with a lovely drape).

This leaves me with three blankets, a secret project that I can’t talk about about and the first of a pair of socks and that’s it…..hold on….three blankets? Three?

Ah, well, long story short, me and my man are off on holiday/adventuring next week. We have bought a small motor home (she’s called Vanda..Van..da. Camper van-da. Geddit?) and we’re taking her on the road to bonny Scotland for a couple of weeks. So naturally I needed a new project (I mean, duh) and a crochet blanket is ideal for 2 reasons: first off, it’s a nice relaxing Zen-filled WIP and second once you’ve made some progress on it, it’s a blanket. Handy for a summer holiday in Scotland I think.

If I like the blanket (and so far the signs are good) I will post a wee pattern – it’s aran weight using the simplest of patterns, just trebles (American DC) and granny square clusters, so it’s sweetly fast growing and fairly mindless. My colour choice was determined by our holiday destination, hence the heathery tones, oatmeal, sea-blue and pine green, but I reckon a less subdued scheme would work too. I’m going to keep on working on it until I run out of yarn, but I’m hoping that it will be a good generous throw size – ideal for snuggling under when it’s cold outside (i.e.. summer in the highlands).

As I’m holidaying I guess the blog will go quiet for a couple of weeks, but don’t worry as ever I shall be knitting/crocheting and will hopefully have some more FO’s on my return. See you soon.

Vanda's blankie

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