As you can see, I’ve been busy knitting the last few weeks. Although I must admit, I’m not knitting as fast or as much as I would like. Sometimes, I kind of lost my motivation or inspiration to knit. However, when I came across this cute little cardigan, I knew I had to make it and I’ve just got the perfect yarn for it too!! I’ve had this 5 skeins of Knit Picks Shine Worsted in different colours for a few years now, not knowing what to use them for and voila, the yarn and the pattern is a perfect match .
Pattern: Little Coffee Bean Cardigan by Elizabeth Smith
Yarn: 5 skeins Knit Picks Shine Worsted (1 in each colour)
Needles: 4 mm and 4.5 m
I must say this little cardigan is very cute. Only took me 2 weeks to finish!!! I haven’t decide on the buttons yet. Hopefully I’ll be able to find something cute. As for the yarn, I really love the colours but I must say, the quality of this yarn is just average. I wish Bendigo Woollen Mills would make more cotton yarns in more bright colours instead of the pastel range that they normally have. Anyway, as I didn’t use up all of the yarns for the cardigan, I decided to make a matching hat for my Little Dragon .
Pattern: Magic Coffee Baby Hat by Tracey Kay
Yarn: Knit Picks Shine Worsted (using leftover yarns from the cardigan)
Needles: 4.5 m
This little hat only took me 2 days to finish!!! Talk about instant gratification!!!! However, I’m sure you’d have noticed that one colour is missing!!! Ooops. I did finish using one skein of the teal yarn for the cardigan but oh well .
After I’ve finished knitting both these items, I noticed that both of the pattern names have the word “coffee” in them!!! Do note that they’re from two different designers . What a coincidence???
Ooops. It’s been almost 3 weeks since I last post anything on my blog. I’m such a slacked!! However, that doesn’t mean I haven’t been knitting. I’m just lazy taking pictures and blogging about it. Hahahaha.
Anyway, here’s the 1st FO. I bought the yarns from Knitting Inspirations sometime last year and finally it has been knitted up into a Beret. Just in time for winter!! I actually knitted this beret when I just came back from my KL trip. My hands were so itching to knit!! This only took me two days and I was just so happy to get back into my knitting mojo!! By the way, I modified the pattern so that I can knit it in the round because I hate seaming!!
Pattern: Tweed Beret from Jo Sharp Knit Issue 3
Yarn: 1.5 balls Jo Sharp Silkroad Aran Tweed
Needles: 4.5 mm and 5 mm
The 2nd FO is actually my first pair of knitted mittens/gloves that I knitted sometime last year!!! Hahahahaha. Totally forgot to blog about but better late than never I say!! Anyway, I used some leftover yarns and knitted the hand/wrist warmers from the “Last-Minute Knitted Gifts” book. This was a really easy knit. I needed a pair of these fingerless gloves because the air-con in my office is freezing cold!! Now I can keep my hands and fingers toasty warm
Pattern: Hand/Wrist Warmers from Last-Minute Knitted Gifts book
Yarn: 1 ball of Spotlight Basics 8 ply Pure Wool
Needles: 4 mm
Last FO for the day is Wisp. I used thicker yarn and bigger needles as I want this to be a wrap/stole instead. This is a wedding gift for my colleague who will be getting married this April 5th. Purple is her favourite colour and I hope that she will like this present. It is a very simple mindless knitting. I ignore the eyelets as I didn’t need the buttons. Halfway through, I was getting a bit sick of the pattern. Hahahaha. I’m glad it’s finish now!!!
Yarn: 1 cone of ColourMart Silk 32/120NM DK weight (Lavender)
Needles: 6 mm
Well well well…3 FOs in a post. I guess I’m not really a slacker after all?? By the way, in the last photo, can you see that big fat butt???
Pattern: Sparkle Hat from Stitch’n Bitch: The Knitter’s Handbook
Yarn: 1 ball of Cleckheaton Country Naturals #1814 (Lilac) and #1806 (Beige)
Needles: 8 mm and 6 mm
This was a quick knit and I enjoyed knitting every bit of it. I knitted my Sparkle Hat with 2 strands of Cleckheaton Country Naturals (8 ply) held together instead of the recommended yarn which is Brown Sheep Company Lamb’s Pride Bulky. Therefore, I guess that’s why mine didn’t really turn out looking exactly as the one in book. Probably a little bit smaller but it’s not too bad as I’ve got a small head. However, I think the sequins that I used are slight larger than the ones used in the picture, hence mine’s look a little too funky!! :yuck:
I wonder if I should use the recommended yarn instead when I knit another one next time :up:.