23.4.16

April


April's knit project was to complete my Intrepid Fox! He's been in my work in progress pile for quite a while (Matt got me the kit for Christmas 2014) so it was about time I got this one finished. The pattern is by BomBella designs you can find it on Ravlery if you want to make one too! If you can get the kit it's lovely as the yarn inside is hand dyed by the Skein Queen. The knit itself was not one of my favourites to knit, knitting on double pointed needles in the round on a small scale is fine when I've got a nice day off to knit but it's not my favourite pick up in the evening/take on my commute as it requires me to pay a little bit more attention! Once you get going though it's satisfying to see the little guy coming together! 

Four months in and I'm finding my complete a project a month goal very satisfying. My knits in progress and yarn stash are slowly decreasing in size! Anyway here's my Fox out in the garden enjoying the sunshine... 


3 comments:

sarah said...

I too find dpns difficult on the move, but I really like using them because I hate sewing up! I guess that's why the circular needles are so popular? but they are not good for project's that are small in diameter.

claire platt said...

Have you tried the magic loop technique? You can knit smaller things on circular needle using it! Agreed tho sewing up is hands down the worst part of knitting!

sarah said...

I just googled the magic loop technique, that is pretty much how I use a circular needle. I guess I'm just not very good at using it!

Sewing up = bleurgh!