This week has been one of my most productive yet! I had a couple of custom orders to make up, and a project I really wanted to start for myself.
The first order was a pair of crocodile stitch slippers, which I completed quite quickly. I think they look sweet in dark pink yarn.
I’ve also started on another order, which was for a Lush cardigan like the one I made my daughter. I already had a yoke knitted as I’d made it in two sizes before choosing the one for my little girl. Fortunately I didn’t frog the unused one, and even more fortunately the new yarn I ordered was a really good match for the old one even though it was a different dye lot. I’m onto the longest part, which is knitting straight forward stocking stitch for the whole body of the cardigan. It makes for good TV knitting as it requires very little focus at this point. I increased almost 1 in every 4 stitches after picking up from the yoke as it needed to be slightly bigger and I knew my gauge was slightly small (but the next size needles gave me a stitch that I thought looked too loose). Hopefully the finished cardigan will look nice even with the increases. It was really hard to photograph, but I thought I’d give it a go.
The final WIP of the week is a cushion for mine and Mr C’s bedroom. I chose colours of Stylecraft Special DK to match the colour scheme, ideally I’d have had a darker blue too but there wasn’t one I felt went with the other colours well enough.
I’ve started an Attic 24 blooming flower cushion using them, it’s quite simple so far but I think it will coordinate really well.
What are you working on this week? Have you been productive or has it felt like a slow week? Please share your projects, link to your blog or tag me on Instagram @craftandothercrazyplans
Proudly linking up with Janine at Rainbow Hare’s Wool on Sundays.