And Finally!

Looking back to my last post about finished projects which I couldn’t post at the time as they were gifts, well today I can post up pictures of them as they have been gifted to the birthday girl (technically its her birthday tomorrow, however I got to see her today and won’t see her tomorrow). I figured my best friend deserved some lovely handmade goodness for her birthday. So here goes, this is the Autumnal Leaf I knitted for her.

The pattern for this shawl is on Ravelry and is called Maple Leaf Knit Shawl it is by Natalia @ Elfmoda. I really love this pattern I found it very easy to follow and I really enjoyed knitting this shawl. I love how it has turned out and also I love how happy my best friend is with it. I knitted this shawl in Schoppel-Wolle Crazy Zauberball the colourway I picked is Kleiner fuchs and I purchased it at Tangled Yarn UK. The yarn is lovely and I am extremely pleased with how it knitted up.

Additionally I decided that my friend needed a convertible Yarn Bucket/bowl, so I used some leftover Creative Cotton Aran by Rico Design which I used to crochet my My little Lenny bunny. instead of trying to find a pattern which suited what I was intending to make I chose to improvise. So I worked out how many increases I would need to make while crocheting in the round to make a circular bag, then I had to work out how I wanted the handles to look.

This is the end result:

I am very happy with how this little bag has turned out. I’m even happier with it because I made it up as I went along and wasn’t sure it would look how I imagined it to until I had finished it.

This week I’ve been organising my Ravelry queue in preparation for starting to make Christmas gifts (yes its that time of year again), I like to get ahead so that I have time to make at least one handmade giftie each for my friends and family.

I will leave you with pictures of a couple of naughty bunny rabbits trying to be cute.


Currently projects!

A little list of my current works in progress. Only five, one has been an on and off project for nearly three years which I really must finish, another is a crochet project which I’ve been meaning to finish, all but one are for me.

This is the one current project which isn’t for me, it’s going to be a shawl for my mum (her Mother’s Day gift).


The colour is a little different to the photo shows, it’s more blue than purple.

This is my newest work in progress, I think it is going to fun working with this wool, it’s Kauni Wool 8/2 Effektgarn, it’s sportweight and transitions from black through grey to purple and back again, it’s beautiful. I’m knitting myself a dress in this.


This is the project that I have been working off and on for nearly three years, it’s my patchwork blanket, I guess I keep getting distracted by other knitting projects.


I am am currently blocking this project having finished knitting it, it is a cropped cardigan, after blocking it I will sew ribbon on to the back of the button bands for added stability and some buttons. Looking forward to being able to wear this.


And finally my my crochet project, I am making a rabbit, this is just the head, I have done the ears and part of an arm, I will hopefully have this finished soon.


And that that is all my current projects. Looking forward to finishing them all.