Thursday, 22 October 2015

WIP Wednesday (On a Thursday...)

Time seemed to get away from me yesterday, but a date late isn't that bad, right? Especially when I have lots to show you! :D

First up is progress on the squares - I've decided a 6x6 layout is best as it's a preemie blanket. I've only got 9 squares left to go... I'll be sad when they're done as they're so fun! (Pattern from Bella Coco)

I won't be at a loss for crochet squares for long though! The lovely Emily at The Loopy Stitch has asked me to test crochet her new cushion pattern and I couldn't be more excited! It's a lovely pattern with step-by-step photos to guide you along the way and the cushion is so pretty! I've chosen my yarns - what do you think?

Finally, some Christmas knitting! I can't believe it's time to start gift knitting again - where did this year go?
Not going to say much about this one... never know who reads the blog, after all! :P

I'm sensing a theme at the moment - all my projects are pink!!
Are there any colours you're gravitating towards at the moment?

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

WIP Wednesday: Colour Blocking

Despite the autumnal hues outside my window, I've not been able to shake off the pink and purple yarns in my project basket just yet!

I finished off the last of the preemie cardigans - love the purple almost as much of the pink! (I think I just like the ombre effect!)

This week's project is thanks to Bella Coco... I watched her tutorial and now I'm hooked! (Pun totally intended!)

I've been churning them out whilst watching TV in the evenings - perfect now the season is really in full swing! Nothing better than curling up with hot tea, a warm quilt and the latest WIP!

I feel a case of start-itis brewing though... Christmas will be here soon so there are presents to start, and walking to work in the morning is cold so I'm feeling the need for some fingerless mitts... Hmm... plenty of ideas brewing!

What's on your needles/hook at the moment?

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

WIP Wednesday: Sweet Obsession

I think I have a problem. A preemie sweater problem - I can't stop knitting them! I'm beginning to think Marianna's All-in-One Baby Top should come with a warning label...
After finishing the pink and lilac ones, I have now gone on to finish the pink ombre version...

...and because ombre is so fun, I maybe have started a purple one too!

I don't think I'll ever tire of this pattern! It may just become one of those patterns - you know the ones - that you go back to over and over and over again (a bit like my favourite hat). It's just so sweet!

Speaking of sweet things, I couldn't help but share a pic of the cupcakes I made this weekend:

Lemon cupcakes with lemon buttercream - yum! Usually October is full of dark, warm, fall colours, but I can't seem to shake the pretty pastels and brights, even in baking! Ah well - even if outside is beginning to get gloomy, at least my knitting won't be.

Hope you're all having a great week :)