Hello you lovely lot
Well July has been and gone and I am sad to say goodbye to July. The weather has mostly been delightful, Both little lady and I had our birthdays and the month in general has been filled with very happy moments.
I decided a couple of weeks ago that my cast on, cast off feature will be a monthly thing rather than a weekly. SO I shall start with that in my review of July:
I cast on my first pair of socks using DPN's, a bear which I bought as a kit, the Rosebud cardigan and a crochet baby blanket. I have resisted casting on more things! I did cast on a knitted baby blanket but after a day i ripped it out, I liked the pattern but the yarn and pattern did not suit each other so I switched this to a crochet blanket instead although I don't think that I have enough yarn for this blanket!
I have cast of the bear, although it is not finished! I need to sort out his eyes. I'm not happy with him as my finishing skills are very limited!
The ears were a little complicated for me and only got done thanks to the assistance of Mrs ID! (thank you!) I am going to make him again but try and stitch him together much better next time.
I also cast of the Ammolite cowl which I loved! it has now been blocked and the ends sewn in.
The wool was a delight to use and the pattern well written and easy to follow. I would knit another one of these in another colour.
This is it for my cast off's!
Currently on the Needles/ Hooks:
I have the Mr's Socks which I love that I am using DPN's. I wrote about the Socks earlier this month. These will most certainly be a long term project for me! I will keep you posted on the progress of the socks as there has not been much since my last post.
I also have a crochet blanket. I will try and write a post about this later in the week. I did start knitting a blanket with the patons smoothie yarn but the yarn and the pattern just didn't match so i ripped it out and found a nice crochet pattern to do instead.
It is a while since I have picked up my hook and I remembered how much I loved crochet and how quick it is compared to knitting too. I have a bit of a time limit on this one since the baby I am making it for is due in September!
I also cast on the Rosebud Cardigan at the end go June but I ripped it out in July, I liked the pattern but the yarn was very cheap 4 ply and i didn't like the way it squeaked on my needles as I knot with it and how the cardigan felt when it was knit up so I decided not to continue with it.
so that is a quick review of this months activity.
Also here at Little House in the Corner I have started a new adventure that i would like to share with you over the next few weeks!
A few month back I purchased a beautiful spinning wheel …
This little westbury wheel is such a cute little wheel. For my birthday Mr sent me on a day spinning course which i really enjoyed learning the full process from cleaning the wool to spinning and plying. I do need lots of practise to improve and I hope to share this adventure with you. I ordered a lazy Kate this weekend which it hope will arrive this week so I can get more practise in. My first yarn was as you would expect a little uneven but I will treasure it forever!
I hope you would like to join me on my spinning journey. If so you can follow me on bloglovin I would love to share my adventure with you!
I think that is about it for me today but I do certainly hope to share more with you this week.