Hi Guys, I'm back with an update on my Wonder Blanket, I've managed to do another 8 rows this week. It is very random, I'm using all different colours and weights of yarn but so far I'm loving how it's turning out.
If you've noticed I always show you the wrong side of my blanket but that's the side I like the best so it's actually going to be the front !!! Check out Gingerbread Girl's blog and find out how everybody else as got on this week.
When I went away with the girls last week, all I took was a bag of yarn instead of papercrafting as I can never decide what to take and always end up taking too much.
The plan was to knit some thing from The Ultimate Book of Baby Knits by Debbie Bliss that I received for my birthday, it is full of adorable little knits.
So off I went to Wales with a bag of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino all ready to knit something from the book but when we arrived we went straight into Porthmadog town centre and we came across a lovely little haberdashery shop called Siop Anna
It was an Aladdin's cave of wool, fabric, buttons and ribbon, I spotted some Sirdar Snuggly Smiley a soft, self striping, bamboo/merino mix, it is sooooo soft
I fell in love with all the pretty colours so I bought a cute ballerina cardigan pattern 1221 and three balls of wool. My niece is going to have so many cardigans !!!!!
When we got back to the house I started on the cardi and by the end of the three days I only had the one sleeve and the border edge to finish.
Here's the finished project.
I also bought a Jenny Watson Baby Boutique Book 2 which is full of crochet patterns and the Jenny Watson Pure Merino Book 2 Accessories , they are both great books.
I picked up a few balls of Jenny Watson Baby Soft DK for a couple of projects in the crochet book, I've never used acrylic wool before but it feels as soft as the Debbie Bliss so thought I'd give it a try at £2.00 a ball.
I'll let you know how I get on with it, if anyone has used it I'd love to know how you found it, also has anyone used the JW Pure Merino ?
Thanks for taking the time to look, have a good week.