YOP – week of the 28th of February

This week, I have finished the draught stopper AKA Sausage. Kid’s love it and want another one to play with! I don’t blame them, as I loved toying with it, too! I was right on spot thinking that I won’t have enough yarn, and I am glad I added a contrasting section in the middle, it would look less pretty I think, if it were just two sections.

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I also has another side project. I knitted a beanie for my son when he was a toddler, I then added length to it, as it became too small, so that he could wear it longer. This winter, it got quite a large hole in it.

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I hate the idea of throwing it out, as I quite liked it, and I love the yarn it’s made of (Champragne by Grignasco, a merino wool / silk blend). I wasn’t sure I could mend the hole, and I could not re-knit the crown as I have no yarn like this left. I stole the hat a couple of times for running and loved how snug it was on head, and how soft it was. So I decided to turn in into a headband for my running sessions, as it can be quite windy here, and I hate wind in my ears.

knitted head band

Now I am now back to working on my large WIPs, of which there are three at the moment.

Firstly, the table runner that I haven’t touched for a few weeks now. I was glad I had made some notes, as I was a bit clueless when I pick it up.

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Secondly, still working on Raspberry, Cream and Chocolate. Still quite long road ahead of me… There probable will be changes to planned colour scheme, as I think I might run out of yarn and getting more is not really an option.

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I also did more swatching for the second red dress… Still deciding on how it will look like, but a bit less lost now than I was last week.

crochet swatch for red dress

Well, that’s my crafting week. I hope to get a good move on these projects next week.

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  1. 1
    Renee Anne

    I hate throwing out handknit hats, too. I probably would have wound up reclaiming the yarn and making something else (like parts of a toy). I’m weird like that. I have a bunch of baby hats that don’t fit either of my boys and I’m debating what to do with them. ::sigh::

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    Becki

    Wow, you’ve been busy. I think think the draught stopper is my most favorite thing pictured! I need to make one (or 6) of those. Yes, we have 6 doors that lead to the outside. And no, we don’t have a lot of house. Just a lot of doors.

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      leilalieva

      Thank you. I have to say that it does make a difference! I’ve see some very pretty ones on Pinterest – like one that’s shaped as a sausage odg, for example!

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    Minding My Own Stitches

    The draft stopper is really fun! I can see why the kids like it. As well, you’re right that the contrasting sections add to,it rather then detract.

    I’ so impressed by the lengths you’re going to to get the most out of that little hat :)

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    Sandra Licher

    I can’t blame you for wanting to save that hat! How did you save your stitches so they didn’t unravel….a lifeline? And then you added a ribbing? You are talented! I’m getting better but still have a long way to go especially for recovering from mistakes. I love the raspberry and chocolate yarns…..yum! And the dress……very pretty colors. I hope you get lots done this week!

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