At my knits end
Desperate times call for desperate measures. I rewrote the list and have it down to a manageable 25 projects over the next 3 months or so. Most of them are quite small. The stuff for me is still on the blog as a constant reminder to knit for myself. It always seems to be my stuff that gets put on the back burner. All future requests for knits are to be met with a 'No' - no explantions or apologies. I get inundated actually, random people I barely know wanting stuff done for babies mostly (I don't mean you Jenny, that gorgeous wee girl of yours is a pleasure to knit for).
Despite my new hardline tactics, I still seem to have been conned by my sister into knitting a cricket jumper for her oldest. She can't get one in his size for love nor money and he's on the school team. First she was buying the yarn and then decided I can make it for his birthday. It's a good job he's my favourite nephew. I've got a pattern from Lena Stengard's Nursery Knitting which I will adapt for him, he's 11 and gangly. He only wants a sleeveless one so it shouldn't take long and I'm considering making it in the round. I can't get the yarn until Saturday so it's delayed until then. Other than that I've done another Tassel Top from Kids Knits by Leslie Anne Price. This seems to be the one item that gets universal approval, it's so cute and babies look adorable in them. It's also a very quick knit as it's in chunky yarn and all garter stitch with the body made in one piece. I've done it in cream and brown again so it'll do for either, but no mitts this time. I have a picture of Sol in his white and navy one and he's too cute for words. It's for whichever summer baby is born first and I'll probably do the same pattern for each of them.
I've also done some little picot boots for Scarlett using the Baby Ugg pattern and adding picot edges.
And I've eventually got round to sewing in the ends on the Peruvian Chullo I made forever ago.
There are a few more knits in progress but as they are gifts it's all a bit hush hush.