I’ve been knitting away busily since 2010 started, finishing off some of those WIPs that have been lingering in my living room. First up was a little bamboo cardigan for H, which I cast on months ago! The pattern called for a knitted edging and ties, but I couldn’t be bothered knitting five stitches for ages. Instead, I edged the cardigan with several rows of double crochet, and added ties of ivory satin ribbon. Then I sewed on a little teddy bear patch to finish it off.
The second thing I finished was a postman hedgehog for F. He is obsessed with Camberwick Green, thanks to his grandad’s vintage DVD collection! His favourite character is Peter the Postman, so I made a little Jean Greenhowe postman for him to play with. This was so easy to knit, but the finishing took a long time and was rather fiddly.
My pile of WIPs isn’t any smaller though. I cast on for a lovely red cabled coat from The Knitter magazine, made two pairs of fluffy slipper socks for my sister, and knitted myself a cosy hat and gloves with some wool I got with Christmas money. Will I ever get through the to-do pile? At least I’ve used 10 balls of yarn towards my yearly target of 100. Back to the knitting now!