WIP Round Up – 5/12/19

With Christmas closing in fast and me focusing on drawing, there’s not been a lot of crafting going on, including that I’ve still not sewn up my red sweater…

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I have however nearly crochet two more Charlotte squares…

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Only one more to go!

I’ve also started a pair of fingerless mitts – same pattern as the currently nameless pair of full mittens, but in a different colour way. 

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Knitting from both ends of the ball because I wanted to knit in the car and the next thing to do on the nearly finished pair was the tubular bind off.

Plan is to write both mitts and mitten patterns up and sell as one pattern. Hopefully that will happen before Christmas – but you know how it goes.

Until next time,

Bekki x 

WIP Round Up

Some people – and they know who they are – have suggested that I may have lost my knitting needles.

Untrue.  I have been knitting. And not just French knitting.

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I’ve finished the teapot sweater…

Tea Cosy Sweater

and I’ve started a pair of mitts…

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That’s the good news. On the negative, I still haven’t sewn up my red sweater…

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But what knitter doesn’t procrastinate about sewing up their work together?

And whilst it’s not knitting, I’ve completed 5 more squares of the Charlotte squares blanket since my last made a WIP post. Only 3 squares to go now.

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So not a lot, but progress is progress.

Until next time.

Bekki x

 

Dartmoor Winter – No Cable ‘Cable’ Pattern Hat

A while ago I posted about my Dartmoor Snowflake Mitts, which I’d published a pattern for, but forgotten to blog about.

At the time I’d realised there was another pattern I’d done exactly the same with, so planned to post about that in my next blog post. But I forgot.  No idea why I’ve remembered now – probably because we’ve just returned to hat weather  – or at least we have in South West England.

So here it is – a hat with a pattern that looks like cables, but isn’t…

Dartmoor Winter - Cosy Hat Pattern

If you fancy making it the pattern’s here. Knitted in double knitting wool it’s super toasty – perfect for the coming winter days and perfect if you like the cable look, but don’t like cabling. 

And that, I promise, really is the last pattern I’ve published and forgotten to mention.

Until next time,

Bekki x

Quotes

A very quick post to ask a favour of anyone who’s knitted one of my patterns…

Recently I found a comment on Ravelry about the accuracy and ease of following one of my patterns.  I’ve also had some of you guys make complimentary comments too. Each comment has delighted me as I do work very hard to make them as mistake free and as clear a possible.

Dartmoor Snowflake Fingerless Mitts - Bekki Hill The Dartmoor Yarn Company

Whilst I’m not saying they’re perfect or that I never make mistakes, I far too regularly see patterns that seem to be thrown together and contain multiple mistakes, and it’s nice to be able to differentiated my patterns from these.

I’m therefore hoping that some of you who have knitted my patterns – whether from a kit, a download or a paper pattern – wouldn’t mind giving me a positive quote about my pattern/your experience of knitting it. Leaving a quote in the comments would be great, but if you’d rather send one through the contact form that would a great too.

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I plan to put the quotes on my patterns page with first name and county/country the person comes from, but if you’d rather be more anonymous than that let me know.  Dartmoor Winter - Cosy Hat Pattern

Of course if you have any comments about improvements I could make, they would be very helpful too.

Thank you!

Until next time,

Bekki x

 

 

 

 

 

Dartmoor Snowflake Mitts Pattern

On Tuesday I told you about a pattern I wrote up and forgot to publish. Publishing that pattern has reminded me about something else I’d completely forgotten. So today’s post is a near exact opposite story to Tuesday’s, because last Christmas I not only knitted Tilda for Lovely Littlest, I also knitted a pair of mitts for Lovely Eldest…Dartmoor Snowflake Fingerless Mitts - Bekki Hill The Dartmoor Yarn Company

 

I wrote up the pattern and published it in January. (Yes, I know that’s shockingly quick for me.) However, for some reason I never told you I’d knitted them or that there was a pattern for them. Here’s the link for the pattern if you’re interested.

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Hope you like them.

Until next time,

Bekki x

 

Scrap Happy Christmas – Tilda the Christmas Fairy

Last Christmas I use left over scraps of yarn to knit Lovely Youngest a Christmas fairy for a bit of a joke. However I was rather pleased with her and decided to write up the pattern. But having nearly finished, I got distracted and forgot about it – Yes, I know, you’ve heard that before.

Fast forward to a week ago when I was nearing the end of my current knitting project and decided to start writing up the pattern.

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As I headed to my pattern folder, I happened upon several half written patterns. Looking through them I noticed that Tilda the Christmas Fairy only needed a few finishing touches.

So not only here is Tilda the Christmas Fairy knitted from scraps of double knitting. (The biggest scrap was about 20g of red for the body, legs and arms. The rest much smaller scraps and the dress and berries is a different red yarn.)

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here’s the pattern.

And while I’m here I’ll confess the kitting one Santa sack a day I mention in my last month’s Scrap Happy has got rather abandoned. Blame the sketching.

If you like the idea of using your scraps, click on Kate or Gun(first two names in the list  below) and join us on the 15th of every month – or just those months you feel like joining in.  Here’s a list of both frequent and occasional Scraphappiers (?) if you want to see what everybody else is doing.

Kate,  Gun, TittiHeléneEvaSue, Nanette, Lynn , Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy, Debbierose, Tracy, Jill, Claire, JanKaren,
Moira, SandraLindaChrisNancyAlysKerryClaireJeanJohanna,
Joanne, Jon, HayleyDawnGwen, Connie, Bekki, Pauline and Sue L.