Hello, did you all have a nice weekend? My daughter was back home for Mother's Day with her little bump getting bigger. She knew I'd bought some beautiful Rooster yarn, a 50/50 mix of baby alpaca and merino, and said she couldn't wait for me to start the blanket, I was going to knit for baby.
This yarn is the softest, cosy branded yarn, I've ever used and is one of my favourite yarns to use. It's not widely available but I get mine from The Homemakery, I highly recommend this online store for all your crafting needs, from yarn to fabric, ribbon to twine and papercrafting. She provides a great customer service with quick delivery and beautifully presented.
The pattern I choose for baby's first blanket is called Twinkle Twinkle by Helen Stewart, it can be knit in two weights of yarn, 4ply or DK, which is what I chose. It's such a pretty pattern, with the little star shaped stitches. It's a square blanket but knit on circulars, I love how it's knitting up, it's so delicate, perfect for a newborn.
The other main project, I've been working on is my Hana Hou by Mel Ski Knits, I've finished knitting the fronts and back. I'm now on the sleeves which I'm knitting two at time, again. It's knitting up quick as the main body is just stocking stitch, then you pick up stitches and add the Copy Cat stitch.
I'm still reading V is for Vengence but I'm also reading this new to me magazine called Flow for paper lovers. It's a very quirky style magazine, full of very interesting articles plus some free stickers and papers, it's definitely not one of your regular papercrafting magazines. I'm linking to Ginny's Yarn Along and Tammy's WIP Wednesday.
I haven't managed to do much on my Miss Winkle this week as I've been doing a test knit for a pattern that was due for release this week. I will show you the finished test knit on Friday and there'll also be a giveaway to celebrate the release of the new pattern by Helen Stewart? Check out Crafts from the Cwtch blog on Thursday, to check everyone else's progress, this week.
Enjoy the rest of the week.