Friday, 26 September 2014

#craftblogclub challenge - winter: complete!


So you may recall earlier this month I announced that I was taking part in the #craftblogclub winter challenge, organised by the lovely Fiona at Fizzy Jane Makes. I actually undertook this challenge while trying to start knitting/crocheting christmas presents, sorting out B's birthday, decorating my new bedroom, and the usual million other WIPs I already had on the go! And so as soon as I (metaphorically) signed up to the challenge, I pretty much regretted it...

But then again, I didn't! Because a) the yarn and pattern had been sitting in my room for MONTHS waiting to me used, and b) deadlines helps everyone. Plus the office at work is being decorated so I had a couple of extra days off this week (yippee!) and actually finished this neck wrap fairly quickly (well within the suggested date of 7th October, perhaps I am too early :p). Plus knitting is knitting, and I LOVE KNITTING.


This was a very simple pattern (needing only the ability to knit, knit through the back loop, and purl) and I really really love working with chunky yarn and large needles, everything grows so quickly and feels wintery/autumnal! And even though it was simple to knit, the luxury yarn gave it such a wonderful finished look - I've even taken to pretending to be a model in the hopes of showing it off a little bit (thanks to little sis for being photographer! a bang up job done).

What do you think? I am very pleased with the outcome and the fact that I was able to finish it up so quickly (might replicate the pattern for some gifts in the future, using another yarn, something from the stash perhaps) and would recommend the yarn to anyone feeling a little flush/next time there is a sale online!


Have you joined in the challenge? Please let me know below, I would LOVE to check out what everyone else is making!

10 comments:

  1. Very pretty and you did a great job modelling it :) Isn't it great throwing in a chunky quick knit every now and then? It's so satisfying to finish something fast and I agree that the yarn makes it look special and winterish.

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    1. oh gosh well thank you :) oh yeah definately, feels nice to be able to start something you know will be completed reasonably quickly! jenny xx

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  2. Looks v.cosy - love the colour. Totally with you on chunky wool and big needles, everything takes half the time!

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    1. the colour is gorgeous, I was very lucky to have this colour sent to me as my free gift for subscribing to a magazine, very happy with it! jenny xx

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    1. thanks very much Katherine :) it was such a simple pattern to get the texture too! jenny xx

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  4. That's lovely! It looks so warm.

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  5. I love the colour! It looks so cozy and warm :-)

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    1. it is a lovely colour - thanks so much :) unfortunately I washed it wrong (knitters nightmare!) and it has felted!! still looks great but doesn't fit so well...... jenny xx

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