Making Winter Warmer

We’ve been going through a cold snap lately, and I’ve been sitting in front of the heater at night, knitting to my heart’s content :) I finished my ‘Back To School U-Neck Vest‘ on Sunday night. This is the second piece I’ve knit from the ‘Fitted Knits’ book, and  I’m really pleased with the end result. The yarn, Paton’s Australia Jet, is gorgeous both to look at and knit with, while the pattern is easy to follow, and interesting to knit. I particularly love the edging aroung the neck and arms…

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…I’ve also started on a new crochet blanket. This one is going to be made entirely from scraps…

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The pattern is  rav_link4 here

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Finished At Last!

Last night I finished my afghan using the ‘Sunburst Granny Squarerav_link4 I came across this pattern last year, and loved the way the round center becomes a square.  It’s made from acrylics, as our crocheted blankets are used a lot in the colder months, so I find it’s better to use acrylic so it can be washed without too much worry :) I’m really pleased with the scrappy look, and after finishing it last night, I snuggled under it to watch ‘War Of The Worlds’ on Fox, and was as  warm as toast.

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I reached a milestone on Etsy this morning. The ‘Creme Brulee‘ stitch markers I listed yesterday sold, making them my 100th sale!