Now I have a challenging project to get my teeth into.

On Pinterest there are so many ideas for things to make and do.  My younger daughter found a picture of an Alexander McQueen jumper and thought that I might be able to make it for her as the jumper is no longer available and if it was the cost was excessively high.

I was delighted to be asked to make something similar for her.  We have no pattern so I will be making it by looking at this image and then translating it into the jumper that she wants.  There are a few modifications that she wants me to do so we are going to base the pattern on a cardigan I knitted for my husband many, many years ago.

This pattern will give me a base to work on size.  The front of the jumper will be much the same as the McQueen one and the back will also be similar.

Originally we were going to make the back panel based on one she had seen on Ravelry, called Viking Central Park Hoodie but since our initial discussions we have found another panel that we prefer.

She would also like the cables to continue down into the bands so I will incorporate that into the pattern.

These scribbled notes give you some idea of our thought processes.

There were other pages but this gives you an idea of what we were trying to do. We have come up with a final plan which I will write out neatly.

 

 

Slowly reducing left over wool.

Just before Easter i asked my younger daughter if she had a knitting project I could do as I needed something major to get my teeth into rather than small projects.  She said I could knit some bedsocks for my eldest granddaughter while she thought of a big project I could do for her.

As you know I have lots of small quantities of left over wool so I was able to quickly knit up a pair of bedsocks before they arrived to spend Easter with us.

I have used this booklet many times now for various projects as the book has patterns where you can utilise small quantities of wool.

My granddaughter was delighted with the bedsocks.  Now her two sisters want bedsocks too.

Now this one required little concentration

After my difficult time with the last beanie I knitted I thought I should remind myself that I could knit a beanie without a great deal of trouble.  I went back to a pattern that I had knitted a couple of times before and used up some wool that I had in my stash.  This is the end result and was knitted while I watched the cricket.

The pattern is a free one and you can find it here. It is a lovely warm beanie as it is double thickness over the ears.