Nothing like a dose of new yarn to lift the spirits (not that needed lifting, but any excuse will do, hey)! Just look at those lovely, lovely scrummy balls! Let's just say they were a little half-term treat..... soon put to good use.
Well, half-term is sadly drawing to a close, but I have to say, it has been a rather lovely break, doing lots of 'not too much', if you know what I mean. We have been out and about, drinking coffee, having lunch, walking Oscar, visiting the coast and pottering! I spent a fab day catching up with my dear pal, Helen (josiekitten), meeting Flo and having a look around her gorgeous new house and garden. Even more spectacular, is the fact that I actually managed a decent amount of chilled knitting time.
As you can see, I have started a new baby blanket; knitted rather than crocheted, this time around. It's a very special knit and all will become clear quite soon, hence I've called it 'All in Good Time'. The pattern is another from the Rowan 'Just Baby' book; the Nezbit Blanket, by Lisa Richardson. It uses Rowan Baby Merino Silk DK, of which I am a great fan, as the colours are gorgeous, it's beautifully soft and it knits up beautifully.
As you can see, there's nothing too tricky involved, so perfect TV knitting. The pattern is a simple double moss stitch. There is one more colour to add to the stripe pattern; a bright pink, as used for Sophie's 'Dahl' sweater that I showed you a couple of posts ago. So, lots of rich, bright colours, but also some softer and lighter ones too to tone down the overall effect. Perfect for a boy or a girl!
I've also managed to complete, as far as is possible, another little 'Anderson' sweater, again from the 'Just Baby' book. This is a super fast knit, using the Rowan Baby Merino Silk DK.
I love the super cute little pockets! I've made the 3 to 6 month size, as there is sufficient yarn and hopefully, it will get more wear. As you can see, there is no neckband or front button bands yet. Well, it could be a boy or it could be a girl: so I will just have to wait until I know! It matches perfectly with the 'All In Good Time' blanket, using the same blue/green yarn.
Have a great week!