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Completed Projects!

Hello there!

The good thing about having multiple projects on the go, is that you suddenly find yourself finishing a whole bunch of them.  Ping! Ping! Ping! Lots of items ticked off and ready to wear or pass to the loved ones they were made for. Would you like to see the latest ones?  

First is the Good Vintage Cardigan that's been on the go for, oh, probably three years!  I'm so pleased with how it turned out, but not sure if I can face making another (Oh!  Those ends!!)  I used Drops Baby Merino and I'd certainly used this yarn again.

Next up we have the vintage cardigan made with Drops Lima - another delicious yarn I'm looking forward to using again.  

I absolutely LOVE this cardigan and I am wearing it such a lot, now the weather is turning cooler.  I will definitely make another,  but I have so many vintage patterns itching to be made I will resist for a little while.

As you know by now, I love making things for my daughter.  It brings me such joy to know that she is wrapped up in a little bit of handmade love as she goes about her day.  

There was quite a bit of Drops Air left from making her the Gryffindor cardigan, and she asked if I could make her a hat, for the cold morning walks to work.  And here it is!  It's a Drops pattern, called Winter Smiles, designed for Drops Air.

We have pondered adding a pom pom, so I've made a giant one in the red yarn, and when I see my daughter in the next few days we can decide whether to sew it on or not.

Moving away from Drops yarn (Must we?  It's my new favourite brand!) here is a summery cardigan in King Cole Cottonsoft.  The yarn certainly is worthy of its name, as it is as soft as anything and very, very comfortable to wear in warmer weather.  The pattern is Parasol Lace, from Simply Knitting magazine.

I particularly love the detailing on the back.

Phew!  Are you exhausted yet??

It's a while since I've knitted any socks and I've gone to town and made three pairs!  Firstly, two pairs in Yorkshire Spinners Aire DK, 75% wool and 25% nylon, sadly discontinued!  I do wish they would bring it back.  Three balls makes a pair each for my husband and I - a knee length pair for me and a boot length pair for him.  I do contrast cuffs on mine, just so they are easier to tell apart in the laundry process!

This colourway is called Rum Paradise.  (Husband specifically asks for jolly coloured socks!)

Last, but by no means least, hot off the needles, is a pair of cosy bed/lounging socks for my daughter.  The pattern is Short and Sweet from Simply Knitting magazine, and I knitted them in Rowan Fine Art 4 ply. They are so soft and snuggly, nice and roomy, and perfect for relaxing.

So there we are!  All my latest projects finished.  Of course, I wouldn't be me if I hadn't replaced them with several more, but that's a post for another day...

Donna xx


  1. My goodness you have been busy with your knitting. I can't decide which item I love the most. The colour of your Parasol Lace cardigan is so pretty.
    Have a great week x

  2. My, you have been productive! You've made some lovely things. The little parasol cardi in particular is something I'd love to have in my own wardrobe. Very pretty! Enjoyed your previous post about little things very much, too. Somehow they look like the epitome of Britishness to me - the soaps, the tea, the Beatrix Potter plate and the hankies. Thank you for sharing!


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