OK, they're not actually monsters, we've been rather enjoying each other's company! This morning they accompanied me on my run, 3 of them on scooters and the eldest jogging along next to me making it look easy.
Not much knitting is going on this week but I do have a finished project to share with you and a willing volunteer to help me with getting photos
Oh look it's raining, makes a change, I'd miss all the mud if it stopped... ;-)
Hard to see clearly in the above picture but there is a slip stitch column along the centre of the thumb. I thought it was a rather pretty detail :-)
I love this yarn so much. It's from Sparkleduck in the Neptune colourway and has these gorgeous shades of dark greens and blues. I originally bought it to make socks with but thought it would work well with this pattern too. Might have to acquire more at a later date to make some matching socks lol.
The cables were what attracted me to this pattern, they look so pretty. The wrapped sections were interesting to make and the cables themselves were very simple to follow.
Either side of the main cable panel are these little columns of fake cables. They're really simple to do and I think they frame the design nicely. I might try pinching the idea and using it in a pair of socks at some point.
The pattern by the way is Coast to Coast by Jacqueline Fortier. It's very straight forward and well written. Didn't take me much knitting time at all but I had several other projects on the go which is why my ravelry project page says it took 2 months.
The remaining yarn is already being encorporated into my sock yarn blanket. I'm onto my 46th square now, still haven't woven in the ends yet :-S My little helper decided I needed to get his paw into the photo too, he's currently flat on his back with his legs in the air after a rainy dog walk. I'm going to snuggle up with the children to watch a dvd and hopefully get this square knitted up
Linking up with Keep Calm Craft On and Yarn Along