Hippopotamus

So this is a matching item to the Super secret Baby blanket, that I have made. I will post some pictures once the baby is born so you will all have to wait until September for them.

The pattern is the Happypotamus Happy Hippo Pattern

I am in love with it. Not sure I can give it up! The forming of the pattern from different shapes, pentagons, hexagons, octagons etc is so clever. Unfortunately no pictures as The baby isn’t born yet and I want the parents to have a surprise.

But I have some plans for some of the other patterns she has bought out, in particular the elephant and the frog!

Catch up works in progress – Cross stitch and knitting and Tapestry

Cross stitch

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So Rupert remains incomplete, but he is on a nicer frame now.

Knitting

Cabled Cushion.

I loved this project, I don’t find cabling that hard, just is knitting in a different order. I knew where this was going to end up and even had the exact yarn! But I have fallen out of love. I made a massive mistake in the cable pattern, repeating the first part when I should have moved on to the second section and also my puppy got hold of the corner and chewed it! Luckily it is a very prone to felting type wool and hasn’t unravelled itself but the mistakes are adding up and can’t work on it at the moment.

Here is a lovely shot of the culprit Woodley in lieu of the cushion, as I don’t know where I hibernated it to (see how much I don’t love it anymore, I don’t even know where it is)

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Tapestry

I don’t have any Tapestry projects in progress, as long as you don’t count finishing! But I will do another post of these.

Catch up works in progress -Crochet and sewing

So still not any better about keeping this updated, I promise to try more!

So there has been progress on my projects and I will do a quick run down of them.

Crochet

The bedspread

Is still about the same as it was the last time I posted about it! I lost the hook (and considering I love my crochet hooks it was a little bit upsetting).

Asymmetric Cardigan

Just the last sleeve to set and sew up then the buttons and I’m done. I read the instructions on this one and didn’t take them in as I would have totally put it together differently than they say which frustrated me so moved on to a more exciting project.

Super secret Baby blanket

Sometimes things just work out perfectly, or my friends and I have similar tastes! So a good friend is pregnant and I had selected a pattern I wanted to make. An adorable pin from Pinterest was the inspiration. In the meantime she approached me and asked for the exact same blanket! Now it is super secret in that no one is allowed to no the babies sex, aunts and parents want a surprise. And in fact I don’t really know as I wouldn’t let her tell me. I have just made it in very cute colours and hopefully have got it right, gender specific colours don’t really matter anyway!

So now pictures of this one yet.

I still have the caplet hibernating somewhere but not sure if that is ever going to see the light of day.

I don’t have any sewing projects on the way at the moment. But I do have plans, exciting and pretty plans!