Well it's been a good week for YoP projects - not only were there two little stashbusting crochet FOs on Friday (both from scraps), but I've also started on two of the listed items (apologies to regular readers for some repetition but I know there are a lot of people who visit once a week as part of YoP and won't have seen these projects mentioned before):
CROCHET: Bow Tie & Peter Pan Collar blogged here
TOP RIGHT: Saffron by Elena Nodel made with Wendy Sorrento DK
BOTTOM LEFT: Purl Beret by Purl Soho made with Nimu Yarns sock/4ply yarn
I actually finished the beret a few nights ago but realised there was a considerable difference in the knitting when I switched to DPNs so I need to reknit the last few inches using magic loop - it'll be finished once I bother to sit down with it for an hour, but really, who wants to knit a dark hat in Summer!?! Last night, with the kids in bed and D away at a wedding, I didn't finish it off but I did tick three things on my list when I cast on a short cardigan for Little Miss (check) and chose Saffron, which is a pattern from my library (check) using stash yarn (check). I also managed to watch 'The Help' and some of the Olympics!
This is a clear and easy-to-use pattern which can be made from 12 months to age 14 either as a "shrug" - I'd call it a bolero - or a full length cardigan. With options for long or 3/4 length sleeves and with some variations for the middle section I think this is excellent value for money at just over £3 alone, or less as part of an ebook. It looks much nicer in a colourful variegated yarn, but as I wanted to use what I already had, and this is quite neutral for wearing with different outfits, it'll do - although I suspect there will be more of these to come. It should be finished in the next day or so as the ribbed ruffle *yawn* is almost done.
There are some wonderful things happening as part of the Year of Projects - last week I managed to read many more posts than I could comment on and suspect it will be the same for the next few weeks of summer holidays (it's knit OR comment at the moment), so I wanted to acknowledge all the people who have joined in and have taken the time to visit and leave comments here. To anyone who hasn't joined in but would like to, it's not too late - click here to visit the group (Ravelry membership is required, which is free and absolutely recommended if you knit or crochet).
Hope you all have a great week xxxxx