Wednesday, 26 February 2014

WIP Wednesday

I'm a bit scatty with my WIP's at the moment. There are several projects I've not touched in ages and yet instead of working on them I cast on something new. This week I'm wanting to finish off this scrappy sweater, I'm on to the last sleeve now

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Unfortunately I messed up my sizings and should probably have done a smaller size. However I've used my eldest son as a guide for measurements and promised my younger son that I will finish it and he can keep it in his drawer until he's big enough. "But then I won't have a new jumper to wear Mummy" he wailed.

Don't worry, I'll cast on another one for you...

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It's an Alec. The second time I've knit this pattern, or I guess third time if you count the one I made for my husband. It's a nice pattern, and it's got buttons which is what sold it to my little boy. Hopefully it should knit up quickly!

I love knitting for my children but I am getting a bit sick of raglans at the moment! As soon as these are finished I'm going to knit socks, and shawls, and maybe some wrist warmers. And I should probably finish my crochet blanket too :-S

Linking in with Tami, Ginny and Nicole

52 comments:

  1. I love the scrappy jumper so bright and different!

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    1. Thank you :) It's 3 balls of yarn spiralling round and then I just change one when it runs out or if I feel like a new colour :)

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  2. That alec looks awesome...something I should definitely put on my to do list for my little man!

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  3. Both projects look great to me! Love the yarn of the scrappy jumper!

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    1. Thank you :) I deliberately kept most of the scrappy jumper hidden. I'm so excited about showing it off, it's so colourful!

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  4. love the colors in the first sweater and you know he will be thrilled when he can fit into it :)

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    1. Thank you :) I've made it with ribbed cuffs so hopefully it won't be too long before he can wear it :)

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  5. Love the jumper, the great thing about knitting a size up is they will grow into it ... and if your boys are anything like mine it won't take long.

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    1. Exactly :) Thank you :) My eldest son has recently had a big growth spurt, think he's grown over an inch in the past few months, all his trousers are too short!

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  6. Your scrappy sweater is amazing, great colors. Your son reminds me of my third son [I have four], that is something he would have said.

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    1. Thank you :) My littlest has a drawer full of jumpers, both ones that I've knitted for him and hand-me-downs from his brother and yet he just has to give me those sad eyes and I'll knit him another one :)

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  7. Oh my goodness I am in love with that blue yarn! Love the sparkles too.

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    1. It's fab isn't it. It's an acrylic from Ice Yarns. I used it to make a milo/dress thing for my eldest daughter last year: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/TheSoaringSheep/milo-4

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    1. It's fun isn't it, it's from Ice Yarns

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  9. Awesome projects! That blue yarn is gorgeous. I tend to be a bit crafty ADD -- always starting something new before everything else is finished. :-)

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    1. Thank you :) I try to limit my WIP's but when I'm feeling bored or uninspired by them I start casting on new ones :-S

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  10. Great sweaters. Too bad about the scrappy one. Always good to have a sweater in reserve though.

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    1. Thank you :) Yeah children grow quickly lol

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  11. What a pretty blur and look at that dazzle! Live how your babes adore your knits.

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    1. Thank you :) It's a lovely effect, thank you for introducing me to this striping technique :)

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  12. All the yarn you're using is so pretty. That is a nice boy sweater. I'll have to look it up... Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Love the scrappy sweater - all those lovely colors!

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    1. Hehe it's very colourful isn't it lol

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    1. thank you :) I'm really pleased with how it's come out. I'll be posting photos next Friday

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  15. What a smart kid! Now he will have two new sweaters. LOL. Love the colors.

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  16. your scrappy sweater is so fun....isn't it great when the kids beg for more hand knits!!

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    1. Thank you :) Yes, I'm going to be sad when they think they are too grown up for handknits

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  17. I do love all the colours in scrappy sweater.

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  18. Many, many years ago (when I was probably around 16) I made several sweaters out of scrap yarn. I love how cheerful and colorful your projects are!

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    1. Thank you :) It's fun being able to create something completely unique isn't it :)

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  19. Both of those sweaters look great! love the colors!!!

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  20. These both look great! I love the colors!

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  21. I love that scrappy jumper! The colors are so bright and lively. The second sweater is great too, the ombre of the blues is nice.

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    1. Thank you :) It was such fun combining all the different colours :)

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  22. Hi Evelyn, just popping over to say I've moved my blog to www.mixture43.com and I would love you to pop in and tell me what you think! I'm loving your posts and especially the stripy knit, the scrappy jumper is just fab! See you soon. Karen xxx

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    1. Thank you :) I'm already following your new blog on feedly, I think I was your first follower lol. Must have been reading at just the right time

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  23. I always think it's better to be too big than to small, they grow so quick, he'll soon be wearing it. I love your other sweater on your needles, too. Have a great weekend. Deb x

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    1. Definitely, I very much agree. Thank you :) Hope you have a good weekend too

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  24. I love the scrappy sweater colours!

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    1. Thank you :) I'm going to be posting finished photos of it on Friday. It is EXTREMELY colourful lol

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