Things haven’t been so crafty, let alone knitty in awhile in my household. A busy final term of school and getting a puppy at the beginning of the school holidays has kept me busy. However, thanks to the magazine MollieMakes. Each issue has a good range of project patterns to do as well as always sending a little free project with materials. They are usually quick projects that won’t take much time and can get you back into crafts even when you’ve been absent for a few months.
I haven’t made many of these projects, however in the latest issue, issue 43, they included a Summer Cherry Brooch. It is a crochet pattern. The instructions were clear and I got it done pretty quickly. Below is a picture of the finished result. I think I crochet the leaves a little too tightly as they look bigger in the kit.
Another project I completed using a Mollie Makes pattern is a dog bed using an unused jumper. It needed no spectacular sewing and was very quick to make. Winifred the puppy does have a tendency to chew the bed, but as it only cost the price of the batting it doesn’t matter if she ruins it. Happy puppy! Thanks Mollie Makes!
My mom kindly gave me some blue wool that she had intended to make a sweater out of. I knew I wouldn’t use this wool for myself, but didn’t know yet what to do with it. I found a nice pattern from a magazine to use. It wasn’t the sort of sweater I would wear, but thought it would suit my mom perfectly. So after adjusting the tension rather a lot off I went. The windy leaf pattern was quite complex but the more I knitted, the easier it became. I was really pleased with the result and after starting it sometime in April, finished it Christmas Eve!!!! There was definitely a sprint to the finish line to get it done in time for Christmas. Nothing like leaving it to the last minutes.
I’m afraid I can’t remember the name of the pattern. The wool is Patons ‘Fairytale’. It’s not the best wool I’ve knitted with, but the end result was good.
I made these with the leftover wool from the Monster Pants. We thought some matching mittens would be lovely. I got the pattern from the below website and just made them without the thumb. It’s a very easy pattern to follow.
The only thing I have left to do is the string. I haven’t decided how I want to do that yet or which wool, but I’m pretty sure I’ll make it with multi-coloured wool, which is Knitcol by Adriafil. The Brown wool is Debbie Bliss ‘Blue Faced Leicester DK’.
A dear friend posted a picture of knitted Monster Pants (trousers to the British) and I offered to make her a pair.
How could I resist?
I found a pattern on Ravelry and made a few adjustments. It was all done on circular and double pointed needles, which I find more challenging. It’s difficult to get the stitches as even. I’m now using the extra wool to make matching mittens.