I've continued on with my knitting and am definitely getting better and quicker and of course making lots of mistakes and learning as I go.
On a whim I decided I wanted a long, squish cardy and I had some gorgeous raspberry coloured wool/bamboo yarn that needed to be knit.
So began the 'bikini Cardy'.
Although the idea of a big cardy and a tiny bikini doesn't necessarily make much sense the cardigan pattern did, so I took the plunge (sorry for the pun). I only had about 3/4's of the amount of yarn that the pattern called for so I was never going to make it as long as the pattern.
Done. Well sort of, it still needs buttons but I've worn it several times without them. Fortunately, although it is summer and today is 40 degrees Celsius, I have had cause to wear it several times lately as we've had a few cold snaps.
As soon as the Bikini Cardy was off the needles I started my first ever sock. Since this pic I have turned the heal but I've stalled, becoming distracted with the next project.
A coat/cardy, the 'Moonshine Cardy' which I'm knitting with Bendigo Woollen Mills 'Stellar' 50/50 wool/bamboo.
So you don't think I've completely gone over to the yarny dark side - the last few weeks of 2014 saw me itching to sew but I was reluctant to start something new. Well, I wasn't reluctant, I really wanted to start something new but I decided to be sensible and try and get some things finished.
So the 'Swoon' quilt saw the light of day. I completed the block on the bottom left and have since done another and cut two more.
In order to keep myselve on track with my sewing and maybe, just maybe get through some UFO's and be a finisher rather than a starter with a nasty case of Startitis, I thought I'd set myself a challenge in 2015.
More to come...