I'm having fun working on this week's project. It's a large cot blanket - large because I am using aran rather than the DK yarn on the number of stitches suggested). It's approx 52" wide so I will need to make it around 56" in length to balance it out.
The pattern is Bernat Baby Blanket and I am using Drops Loves You 5 which is a recycled cotton. I am loving the colour combo that I chose and fortunately so does my daughter. I am getting 2 colour repeats from each 50 gram ball, with just an oddment left or in some cases a few each inches! The yarn was a real bargain at 80p per ball (still available at this price on the Wool Warehouse), so I went crazy and bought 43 balls. I plan to make a matching cushion cover for the nursery chair and have enough left over for some sun hats, face/wash cloths and ........... it will get used for something!
I also completed another hat from charity box yarn. This one is a T-bag hat, age 2, very quick and simple.
When I'm not knitting I try to get some reading done, usually at bedtime and at weekends, when I try to get a lay-in. I am working my way through Sweet Caress by William Boyd, an enjoyable read, one of my pile of Christmas present books. Must get more reading done before the garden takes over. I did manage a quick tidy up down the drive this afternoon, pleasant in the sun. The back garden is calling, maybe a job to start tomorrow