Hello Everyone! I hope you all had a lovely holiday, had plenty of rest, food and TV. During the Christmas holiday, I managed to sew a few presents including long version of the faux fur snoods x 2, a pair of the Kwik Sew 3926 slippers for my father-in-law who turned 80 on Christmas Day. I did some beginner knitting as well.
For the faux fur snoods, I used the whole length of the faux fur fabric (about 60″ long) and reduced the snood depth to about 8″ compared to my previous version so there’s more drape and it’s easier to wrap around the neck.
After making the two gift snoods there’s still enough fabric left for another chestnut colour one but this time I just folded the faux fur fabric in half along its length to make a double sided version.
Following the baby booties, I finished knitting the garter stitch baby cardigan for little Jenson. This is my first ever knitted garment! The yarn is from Sublime and it’s washable cotton.
Although it’s tiny, it taught me how to put stitches on a stitch holder and pick up stitches along the knitted selvedge. The pattern is from Erika Knight’s Simple Knits for Cherished Babies and I also referred to Knitty Gritty for general knitting information.
During the Christmas break, there’re plenty of sitting down / watching TV time at my in-laws so I knitted a hat for Mr. H as well. I followed Craftsy’s Circular Knit Lab class and did this Wheeler Hat in two days using a short circular needle at the base and ‘magic loop’ at the top. The yarn is Rowan’s silk tweed which is really soft!
The online class is really good as it talks about customising the hat’s circumference and Stephanie went through four different ways of knitting in the round, including short circular, double pointed needles (I had no idea what ‘dpn’ stands for before the class), two circulars and one long circular aka ‘magic loop’.
I also made a short sleeve silk blouse which will be blogged in the following post. I hope you all have a wonderful New Year!