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My Ravelry Queue

I thought I’d share with you the first five patterns I’ve got lined up in my Ravelry queue to make in 2020.

1) Point Edwards Mitts

The Point Edwards Mitts is a free pattern by Fairlight Fibers for cuffed fingerless mitts. I like this pattern as I find this type of mitt ideal for when I’m walking my dog, Loki. They look like a quick and simple knit and I can’t wait to crack on with these while the weather is chilly.

2) January Hat

Next up in my queue is the January Hat. I found this hat recently when doing a quick Ravelry search. It is part of a free collection of 12 hats published in a Year of Hats. I love the ribbing, diamond cables, and the cute bobbles. It should be a relatively fast knit too as it is knit in worsted weight yarn.

3) Raven Beanie DK

The next project I’ve got lined up is another hat – the Raven Beanie DK. It’s a simple knit which uses a 2 row repeat using only knit and purl stitches. Perfect for TV knitting!

4) Lemon Squeezy Socks

These simple socks are were published in Knit Now, January 2019. I kept the pattern as they are for DK socks and I have some DK weight sock yarn in my stash. Think these would be nice thicker socks for my wellies!

5) Stripey Arms

My final pattern is the Stripey Arms by Amoena Online. I love the idea of these arm warmers as I can get quite cold in the winter on my dog walks and also think that they would be good for keeping warm in the house (and saving on central heating bills!)

I suppose I had better get the needles out and crack on. I’d love it if I could finish two or three of these projects in January.

I’d love to hear what you think of the items in my queue or what you’ve got planned to cast on next!

Catherine x

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Back to blogging…

I had brilliant intentions to update this blog regularly but as you can see I have woefully neglected it. Not sure what happened but life just got in the way. I love blogging my makes and have missed posting about them on here.

Anyway I am back and I am hoping to make time to regularly post on here.

I have cast on my first project of 2020 – the Cold Spring Cowl by Edition Knits. You can find all the details on my Ravelry project page which I have linked to above.

I’ve also got a couple of knitting related New Year’s Resolutions:

  1. Use up my stash. It’s probably not that big by some people’s standards but I’d like to try to reduce it further in 2020.
  2. Have a go at creating some of my own designs. I have lots of ideas that I would like to try out.
  3. Finally get round to making that podcast I mentioned before!

Let me know if you have set yourself any knitting related New Year’s Resolutions. I’d love to hear from you!

Catherine x