Hello my friends, how is everyone? I hope your week is going well, the theme for my knitting this week is garter stitch. The first stitch that you're taught when you learn to knit, I use to find this stitch so boring when I first started knitting but I actually quite enjoy doing garter now. After seeing that Zena has nearly finished her Leftie, it made me pick mine back up, I've now used all ten colours of the Five Moons Mini Skeins so now to start from the orange again.
I'm on the garter stitch border of my Mini Georgie Baby Blanket, just a couple more rows and I'll be binding off. I was nearly out of the off white so decided to use the three contrast colours for the border, it's turning out really well.
Next up is a Garter Stitch Jacket set from the book 10 Simple Projects For Cosy Babies by Sarah Hatton, can you see the theme here!!!! I'm using yarn from my stash and had some balls of Drops Extra Fine Merino in Navy and some Jenny Watson Merino DK in grey and really liked them together. Again it's a very simple knit but I'm really enjoying this 'potato chip' knitting.
I'm also kniting the matching Garter Stitch Hat, I had completed it but it's knit flat and I didn't like the seam so I frogged it and started again, all in one on DPN's. Do you like my DPN holder? I love it and have ordered a matching project bag from Little Bobbins Etsy Store, it's very well made and she has great customer service with quick delivery.
As you can see on the above photo, I've been putting together the jacket as I go along and just have one little sleeve left. This week I'm reading Elephant Moon by John Sweeney, set in the Second World War where 53 elephants and an English school teacher who rescues a group of orphans from Burma and takes them to India to safety. It is a wonderful, awe inspiring story of a young woman's determination.
So that's what I've been working on this week, all very simple knits but sometimes simple is good.
Have a good week and I should be back on Friday with some FO's.