Well, I had intended to name this post “April Showers”, but for some reason, the KnottyGirls Knitcast seem to get their monthly theme out before I can post, and I feel a bit greedy snatching their topics all the time.Also, this post is more than just a bit late. But still: pretty pictures, nice projects ;)
I’ve been rather busy this month (April, that is) and got a total of 5 (five!) projects done. Granted, two were baby socks, but even those take time. And I added a few squares to my Rainbow Blankie and this month’s square of the Daily Tricorder Blanket on top of that. Having all this listed
up here below, does make me feel quite accomplished. I hope to have as much knitting time in the coming weeks as I had before. The weather forecast for May promises a few sunny days, which I’ll be spending outside with my husband, instead of inside and knitting. I know, I can knit on the balcony, too. But only, if hubby is working and we’re not out and abouts. But less speculation, more finished objects:
First off, the Baby Socks, Boy and Girl version:
Boy’s Baby Socks
Baby Girl Socks
Next up, Another Baby Item, a sweater, made for a colleague of my husband’s. I named it Yogurette Pullover, because the colours remind me so much of those strawberry-yoghurt-filled chocolate bars.
Yogurette Baby Pullover
The fourth project was something, I had wanted to knit for some time. I did not have any yarn in a matching weight, except for some Acrylic. But the yarn was intended as “scarf yarn”, so it is reasonably soft. And the pattern is a quick knit, so if I stumble across some nicer yarn in a matching weight for a bargain, I’ll knit this cowl again in prettier colours and nicer yarn:
Honeycomb Nexus Cowl
The fifth project is a felted dice cup. I have been playing pen-and-paper roleplay games with my husband recently and I disliked having only limited control over my dice. I looked for a nice leather dice cup, but I also wanted something portable, if we take the game and dice with us on vacation. The felted version is a little less sturdy than the leather cup, of course. But it is at least partially foldable and thus much easier to pack.
Unfelted it looked like this:
Dice Cup, unfelted
The finished, felted version then looked like this:
Dice Cup, felted
Lastly, my April submission for the Daily Tricorder Readings Blanket and the first four squares of the next set for the Rainbow Blankie:
DTRB Square 4
Rainbow Blankie Fifth Set, first squares
I hope to post my May projects a lot sooner. But it’s almost June now… So, we’ll see. In the meantime, happy crafting!