A Pin Wheel Blanket in OxfordKitchenYarns for my nephew

Pin wheel blanket for my nephew

Pin wheel blanket for my nephew

Pin wheel blanket for my nephew

Pin wheel blanket for my nephew

At the very end of November, my sister had her first baby, a little boy. It’s exciting to see her and her husband become parents, and we’re looking forward to seeing them all in the spring, when the come over from Ireland to visit. In the meantime hand knits, including this baby blanket have been made, and sent over in time for his arrival.

We have a good set up going, my sister and I. Each of my children have a knitted baby blanket from me, and a stitched quilt from my sister. (You can see FB’s quilt here, and LR’s apparently still needs photographing, but that’s ok, because it also needs a wash, and so I will photograph it and post about it while it is blowing outside. but it is amazing, and has kept us warm for two winters now.)

Anyway the set up still works now that she is the one growing her family. They still get a knitted baby blanket from me, and a quilt from their mum.

This one was knit in OKY Aran, about 300g of ‘Milk’, 100g of ‘Custard’ and a small amount of ‘Pansy’. It’s a pinwheel blanket, with a knit-on border, which gives it a lovely stretchy cast off, but I have to admit, was a bit daunting to knit. Knit on borders always look amazing but feel endless while I’m knitting them. Luckily this one seemed to get quicker and quicker, the more I knit it (funny that, I know!) and suddenly, just when it seemed the blanket would never be done… it was.

Hopefully it’ll keep my sister’s beautiful baby warm and comfy through the winter.

What I’m knitting right now.

secret project for my sister

I currently have two many projects on the go. And certainly too many projects not knit in OxfordKitchenYarn to be able to call knitting on them ‘work’. 😉 But I thought I would show you the ones I have actually been working on this week.

Firstly the photo above is a sneak preview of the baby blanket that will be heading off to my sister in Ireland in the next couple of months.  I’m really enjoying it (especially once I put it on a better needle), and it’s knit in OxfordKitchenYarns Aran (milk, lemon curd, and pansy).  I’ll show you the finished thing, once my sister has it safe at her house.

more Sand Dollar Dish Cloths

more Sand Dollar Dish Cloths

more Sand Dollar Dish Cloths

Next up are MORE dish cloths.

These are knit in Louisa Harding Yarns ‘Noema’, which is a cotton, acrylic, polyamide blend (heavy on the cotton at 75%), with great variegated colour and a hint of shimmer to it. I’m getting two dish cloths to a ball, easily, and I’m really pleased with the finished cloths. (I might have to look more closely at what other colours there are in the range.

Remixed Country Kiddie

Remixed Country Kiddie

The final thing I’m showing you this week, is another Country Kiddie (I think I’ve knit about 8 now!), though this one is heavily remixed, and made bigger than the pattern goes to. It’s for FB, and it’s probably about 2″ from being finished. Poor FB, I keeping picking it up and telling her it’s nearly done!, and then getting distracted by something else that needs finishing first. Luckily I’m the driving force behind the project, rather than her, so she doesn’t mind really. She just likes that mummy is knitting her something.

Fingers crossed that she wears it.

(I can’t remember what the yarn is. Sorry.)

reality

And just to bring a bit more reality to this post – this is what the rest of the table looked like. 🙂

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