Finished star ripple baby blanket!

It’s finished!

Ta-da!  My star ripple baby blanket in all its crochet glory!

Ta-da! My star ripple baby blanket in all its crochet glory!

I used Lavender, Cream, Aster and Aspen Stylecraft Special Aran

I used Lavender, Cream, Aster and Aspen Stylecraft Special Aran

This is where my new blanket will be living (when I'm not curled up underneath it!)

This is where my new blanket will be living (when I’m not curled up underneath it!)

It's just so pretty!

It’s just so pretty!

Here it is laid out flat

Here it is laid out flat

... and I couldn#t resist a close up!

… and I couldn’t resist a close up!

I thoroughly enjoyed working on this pattern that I found on Ravelry. It was such a pleasure to curl up on the sofa in front of the telly and hook this up. Worked up in aran weight yarn it grows so quickly! But I think it would work well in pretty much any weight and colour combination. I’ve already got orders from my family to make more!

Progress on my stripey blanket was slow this week because I had a lot of ends to sew in. Unlike a lot of knitters and crocheters, I actually quite enjoy sewing the ends in, I find it quite relaxing even if it is time consuming. I read some great advice this week (although I can’t remember where!) that recommended leaving long tails to sew in, and to work them in multiple directions, rather than just tucking it inside your work where it could potentially become loose over time. Longer tails also mean that you have more to work with if you have to restitch or repair your work.

I did a lot of reworking with this sock that I finished last week.

I wasn't happy with the ribbing.

I wasn’t happy with the ribbing.

I tried redoing the cuff several times because it seemed too baggy, and settled on doing a lot more ribbing using a smaller size set of needles.

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Yes, the ends need sewing in!

I’ve started knitting the second sock, and I love the fact that they won’t be a matching pair!

Same colours in different patterns, but hopefully still a pair!

Same colours in different combinations, but hopefully still a pair!

I started another pair of mitts in Drops Muskat for an old friend who admired a pair I made for myself a while ago, but they don’t look like much yet!

Finished pair on the left, WIP ones on the right.

Finished pair on the left, WIP ones on the right.

Time for a nose around Handmade Harbour and maybe another stipe or two…

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