The hard slog of knitting!

I get so used to crochet whizzing along ┬áthat I forget how much slower going knitting is. I am plodding along with my Dad’s present but it is taking its time. It doesn’t help it’s a 1×1 shaker rib. The yarn goes backwards and forwards seemingly taking twice as long!

But I will get there. There has been some other exciting progress, the house was retired and our sewing room is nearly back to operational status, as well as being rather pretty.


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

Cross stitch


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


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)



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.


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!