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Finished Object – Chunky Knits, Baby Blankets and Christmas Elves

Hay guys!

So I’m sorry I disappeared off the grid for a month. Lily has learnt to pull herself up from a sitting to a standing position. I need eyes in the back of my head at the moment!

My spare time has been taken up with knitting, so I thought I would give you some update on what my needles have been up to.

  1. Chunky scarf x 2

This started life as a panel for a blanket. Now its chunky, soft and a really warm scarf. I ended up making 2 of these because a friend wanted one 🙂 So that was a fun gift to make.

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2. Chunky Hat

With the remaining yarn I dug out a 20mm Crochet hook a made myself a matching hat. Also warm and squishy! Really starting to fall in love with crochet, there is something beautiful about the one hook and only having one stitch to worry about.

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3. Flutterby James C Brett Hooded blanket. 

With those really cute teddy bear ears, I fell in love with this pattern and the yarn within about 30 seconds. Lily also fell in love with it to, keeping hold of it as we went around Hobbycraft. This yarn is so soft and fluffy and it feels really nice.

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4. Christmas Elves – Let’s Knit Issue October     

The free gift with this month of Let’s Knit was a kit to knit a set of Christmas elves. Super cute and I’m going to knit the 2 for Lily. It’s the first time for ages I’ve knitted a toy and I’m really enjoying stitching all the pieces together!

Now need to knit the hat and the arms. Then need to stitch on the face on 🙂

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Will keep you all updated 🙂

Lots of love and happy knitting!!

MrsKirstyHoll

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Christmas · Crochet · Gift Ideas · Knitting

Small Yarn Inspired Xmas Gift Ideas

With Christmas so close (only 2 months to go!) there isn’t always time to make huge elaborately knitted/crochet gifts for all of your friends and family. So I thought I would go hunting for some smaller (less time expensive) ideas.

It was also a lot of fun hunting through Pinterest and Ravelry for the patterns…. 🙂

  • Knitted Owl Keyring – Seriously Adorable. You can find the pattern here.
Knit Quit: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/bill-the-owl-knitted-owl-keyring
Knit Quit: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/bill-the-owl-knitted-owl-keyring
  • Knitted Carrot Keyring – Perfect for the gardener in your life. Find the pattern here.
Kaytie Hensley. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/mini-knit-carrot-keychain
Kaytie Hensley. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/mini-knit-carrot-keychain
lilleliis. http://www.lilleliis.com/product/tiny-luck-elephant-pattern/
lilleliis. http://www.lilleliis.com/product/tiny-luck-elephant-pattern/
  • Knitted Wash cloths – Ideal for combining with some (potentially homemade) bath bombs! Find the Pattern Here.
Pampering Cloths by Kathy Sasser. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/pampering-cloths
Pampering Cloths
by Kathy Sasser. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/pampering-cloths
  • .Knitted Paper Chains – Another great project if you have ones of balls of yarn – Knit some some short versions for scarves and some longer ones if you want some for your home. Find the pattern here.
Knitted Paper Chains by Kelly Kingston. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/knitted-paper-chains
Knitted Paper Chains
by Kelly Kingston. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/knitted-paper-chains

I will probably keep looking (it’s way too much fun) and I will share anything else that I can find.

Hope you all have a lovely time preparing for Xmas. We’re looking forward to our first Christmas in our new home.

Happy Knitting!

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