Did you have a busy weekend? Where did the time go? I'm curious what everyone else has been up to! Unfortunately I haven't been able to read all my favourite blogs because I have been away! (We went to a gig in Germany last night and drove back to Belgium following the scenic route through Germany and then Holland! I forget how many rainshowers we had in one day, quite a few!!) We only got back this evening and I need an early night!
Remember when I showed you a Mystery WIP in my last post? Here is the picture:
A Fairisle Autumn Cowl
Well this is the finished project - I knitted a chunky Fairisle Cowl!
Knitted over this weekend, mostly in the car. Luckily I drew my own chart on squared paper, taped it to the dashboard and I followed that. However, in the beginning I had a few miscounts which immediately became apparent in the next row, so I knitted backwards until I got back on track!
Once the pattern was emerging, it got easier and easier! I love Fairisle! It is such a cool way of making patterns by using colour.
Have you ever tried knitting in the round and/or knitting Fairisle?
|Fairisle Autumn Cowl in Ochre and Dark Green|
|The wrong side of the Cowl|
|Me modelling my new Fairisle Autumn Cowl|
I had no tape measure with me, but it worked out 28.5 cm wide as well as high when laid flat!
Light weight, yet cosy!!!
More Finnish Granny Squares
On my car journey today I crocheted some more Finnish Granny Squares which is my current WIP.
I am only using 3 colours: A Silver Grey (Crystal Quartz), Lime Yellow (Lemon Quartz) and Purple (Deep Amethyst) of Scheepjeswol Stone Washed.
So far I have made 10 squares, but I'm going to make a few more. Initially I thought about making a cushion cover, but now I'm working towards a light scarf.
I love this pattern. The middle part looks almost like a sunflower!
|Finnish Granny Squares WIP|
Well, my plan for an early night is not working, but I wanted to share my latest makes with you. :)
From next week onwards it will also mean back to a different routine as I will return to evening classes for Dutch, starting tomorrow (Monday) night. Wish me luck!
Hope everyone is slowly getting back to their usual routine, and maybe, just maybe (I'm hoping) we will get that promised spell of a few more glorious summer days!!! And I hope it will reach you all, no matter where in the world you are living! We all deserve some rays of sunshine!
Happy crafting! And don't forget to leave me a little comment, you know I love reading them! :)