Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Finished Knitting - #worldcupcraft challenge!



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!

:)

9 comments:

  1. the baby blanket is soooo lovely! I'm sure the giftees loved it :) pinning that pattern link for later!

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    1. Definitely do it, it's the perfect mindless knitting project! :)

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  2. what a GORGEOUS blanket! so splendid, well done! i'll be saving that pattern for myself to try out in the future too :) thank you so much for joining in with the little challenge, I have lots of ideas to try something similar again in the future :) jenny xx

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    1. Ooh cool, I'll be on the lookout for the next one! :)

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  3. Argh I bloody love the baby blanket! Neil's cousin is expecting a baby in December and I've decided I want to definitely make a blanket but I'm currently frozen with indecision about what to go for. I feel like it might be time to rock out another ripple though...

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    1. Ooh I love those ripple blankets! (For about the billionth time in my life, I wish I could crochet! Must get my act together...) I say just pick something and go with it, everyone loves something handmade and colourful so you can't go wrong :)

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  4. Ooh, it's lovely :)

    And yes, you should learn to crochet - I like it more than knitting!

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    1. It seems like a good portable craft...I just can't understand it though, I have a mental block whenever I look at a pattern!

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    2. Me too, thats why I had to take lessons. Not sure I would have picked it up otherwise....

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