The World Cup is over, and so ends Jenny's knitting challenge. I'm pleased to say I got my blanket done in time (a few days early in fact!) and the evil scarf is also complete and at it's new home. I'm afraid I had to wrap it up in a hurry after I finished it so there's no 'completed' picture, but I'm sure you can work it out from the original one... To be fair, I came into the challenge half way through, but I also had both items well in progress, so if I hadn't got them finished I would have been pretty disappointed with myself.
The baby blanket is for Tam's cousin's new baby - she was born two months ago, I'm dreadfully behind with this one. I used the trusty Purl Bee Chevron Baby Blanket pattern. Everyone, when they see me knitting this, comments on how complicated it looks - it's literally two lines of pattern, the easiest thing to knit ever! (Besides the obvious K1, P1 of course...) I just found out a guy at work is expecting a baby with his wife, but rather than just default to this pattern again, I think I might use the Seed Stitch Wrap pattern as a blanket. Another super easy make for the future!
Leanne seemed to like her scarf - I also got her Laura's This is 30 comic and that went down very well at the dinner table, although everyone was a bit somber after reading it, perfect party atmosphere...
Who else did the challenge? Leave me a link!