Yip it's Sunday again, and time for my A Year of Projects update. I finished the Tulip but as it was the third one I have made my list hasn't gotten any smaller, bummer.
Ihave been busy with an item that is not on my list, I will definitely add it to my list but as the males in my house are chomping at the bit to get going today, this is going to have to be added tonight when we get home. It's called Take My Time, it's the Neat Ripple Blanket from Lucy at Attic24. Stunning once you get the hang of it. Thanks Lucy, love this. Iam making this for Monster's bed and will be doing one repeat of the colours every week, so not sure how long it's going to take me.
But because I can't just do this, as one repeat takes me a day, I looked over my list, checked out my stash and have cast on Red Butler by Kerrie Allman. It's Rowan Handknit Cotton in Spanish Red, and to say I'm loving this is an understatement. I am a little nervous, I have exactly the amount to make a size 34, and I normally make size 36 for me as my arms are long and I like my cardigans once size bigger. I bought this cotton 5 years ago to make a blanket for Pudding and have just alot of it for other projects so I can't make one out of it now and I think it will be quite a challenge to find the dye lot again.
It's done on 6mm needles so growing fast and it's another top down so there's a bonus, the sleeves are done in the round, so NO SEWING!!!
Not sure about what I am going to do about the borders on the front, I have read that sewing fabric to the front bands is tricky, I am a ribbon freak so I might find really wide ribbon and sew that on to it instead of fabric. But I'm not there yet and will have to see when I do.
Have a good crafty day and will come home after extended lunch at the old people's home and check out all your updates.