Tuesday, 30 September 2008

Hey! I Finished Something!

While I was on holiday in Scotland this summer, just before I moved, I decided to work on my Babette Blanket, as it was easy to crochet while relaxing or talking to people. The theme for June was Wimbledon, and as we were away at the beginning of July it was close enough! I finally got around to laying it all out this weekend, and here is the blanket so far:

I'm not sure quite where the Wimbledon bit fits in, but I like the colours anyway.

And a close-up of the latest block:


I've started crocheting the next block now, and although there is a theme for September I think I've lost the plot completely and I'm just using any colours I feel like using. Oh, well...
The other idea I had during the summer was that as I was so busy, what with moving and being on holiday and so on, I would knit small things. I decided to finish my Snowflake socks that I started in January:

These are made from Cygnet wool rich 4-ply with the pattern done in Opal Lollipop. I liked the colour combination so much that I decided to do a pair the other way around:


I have got one or two balls of sock yarn, so I am quite keen to carry on and knit more socks this autumn and winter. First, however, I have some gloves to knit - and I am going to do intarsia on the backs of them in the round, for which I got the technique I plan to use from Interweave Knits 2003. More of that presently...

5 comments:

Aknita said...

I love the colour of your socks too :-)

Your babette blanket is going to be wonderful. You are so much more patient than I am, I have long since given up any notion of doing anything for the quilt a long.

belaybunny said...

oh, you have been busy. I love your socks. and the babette blanket is looking great.

Suse-the-slow-knitta said...

the socks look great and I love the babette blanket, it will be fabulous when its finished!

Anni said...

Love your crochet. Have just learnt the basics of crochet so got to try to wrok out how to do a granny square. Love the socks and that yarn is just yummy.

MysteryKnitter said...

Lovely Babette! Lovely socks!