Monday, 17 November 2014

IHSW - November Edition

Knit or stitch?  That is the question!  I have knitting deadlines and stitching deadlines, and limited free time in which to get everything done.  But progress has been made in all areas.  Work is the main culprit for eating up crafting time, but the other problem is the weather.  Both knitting and stitching are sedentary hobbies and it is easy to find that I've been sitting so long that I'm chilled to the bone and my fingernails have gone blue.

Anyway, moving on to progress pictures:

 I managed to get three blocks done on Carnation last week, so that puts me a bit ahead of my target.  The remaining three blocks on this row have more confetti so will take a bit longer to do.

This is the first of the Christmas ornaments for my nieces.  It will eventually be Santa's face.  When I have stitched both ornaments, then I will decide who gets which one.

Moving on to my knitting pieces, Breeze has now been transferred onto a circular needle in order to have space for all the stitches.  It is definitely a different feeling knitting flat on a circular needle, but I couldn't see any other way of doing all the increases without losing a stitch off the end of the needle at some point.

As you can see, this set of baby knits is done apart from the blocking and sewing up.  I was told today that the baby is breech and will therefore be arriving by Caesarian section in the near future.  I really do have to get these finished pronto.

And this is the start of another set of baby knits, this time for one of my sister's colleagues who is due around Christmas.  In this case, we know that the baby is a boy, so blue it is.

In other news, I put on 0.5lb last week so back to 11 stone 8.5lb - no worries, what went on will come off again.

I'm starting to feel a bit chilly, so will stop here.  All the best to you and yours, and may the frog steer well clear of your needles.


  1. You were busy! I really enjoy knitting on round needles for larger projects for just the reason you mentioned - no worries about the stitches. Cute booties as well.

  2. Beautiful stitching AND knitting!

  3. I have the same dilemma this time of the year. Lovely stitching and knitting.

  4. You need to knit more stuff to keep you warm, so you won't freeze while knitting more stuff to keep you warm!
    Great progress on Carnation, and breeze, and that ornament - not to mention that lovely baba knitting!