Saturday, 14 August 2010

What's New?

Yes, I know: it doesn't look like much, but I thought I'd better show you what I'm working on while it's in progress, as it'll be a while before I can show you photos of it finished.
This is the Cabled Baby Blanket from Simply Baby. I really thought I'd get fed up with all of those cables, and the fact that there isn't a single area of mindless stocking stitch where I can catch up in speed, but in fact I'm really enjoying it. I've always loved cables, and these ones are forming a nice visual pattern. The wool is very soft and it's going to be very snuggly for a little one.
Here are the cables up close. I'm knitting much looser than I normally would so that it stretches well when I block it. I don't want it to end up handkerchief-sized!
I promise to document my progress on this WIP.
Above is the most wonderful pompom, designed and made by my friend Louise's Sister Ruth. She's so talented; I just think this is the most original idea. I've been meaning to show it to you for ages, but kept forgetting.
It hangs in our bedroom and brightens even the most grey morning!
Ruth has just had a little boy, and people are always encouraging her to sell her goods more; maybe she'll have some time now. I hope she does; she deserves to get credit for her creations. If so, I'll let you know where you can buy them (they come in all sorts of colours, shapes and sizes).


Northern Monkey said...

I like constant pattern in knitted projects, for me it seems to grow faster than plain and mindless stocking stitch, probably because if there's pattern I'm always thinking "I'll just do one more repeat, just one more repeat" whereas if it's plain I'm more likely to just stop at any point and it seems to take a lot longer.

Jenny said...

It looks really pretty, looking forward to seeing the finished result (and the little bundle to go in it!) xx