Ember and other bits
The pattern I used was 198 yds. of Heaven by Christy Verity. This is one of those extremely popular patterns with 5021 projects on Ravelry and it had been in my library for some time. As a pattern, it was not quite as well structured or as much fun to knit as the Shetland Lace Triangle Shawl, but this is a free pattern which is a generous gift to share with other knitters…so I am just gonna say thanks Christy.
Again, I blocked it very hard. Geeky deets ravelled here.
I have still got a little bit left but not enough to make anything without combining it with another yarn…maybe a crochet flower brooch?
I also wanted to give you a peek at the gifts I made for Our Dear Boy recently. A friend asked me recently if I only gave handmade gifts to my kids and I realised it might seem that way if you just considered what I post. The answer is no, my kids receive a mix of bought and handmade gifts. I am completely certain they would come to quickly revile me and birthdays if they only ever received homemade things! Besides, I don’t know how to make Lego or Playmobile…I certainly can’t knit them!
What I do love is that my kids will ask me to make things for them. I try to keep a list of things they have asked for and make a few things for birthdays and Christmas. Sometimes, they think that I can make stuff like saddles, rafts or real armour but usually the requests are more modest and within my capabilities. It probably won’t last…but whilst they do still enjoy what mamma makes, I am gonna make it.
Pleating adds some shaping to the carrier and I used soft loop velcro on the waistband.
My Boy and I also talked sometime ago about a crochet seat cover for his bike. For some reason, his bike seat has worn the years heavily and is held together with gaffer tape. Serviceable but in need of a bit of cosying don’t you think?
Here it is…a mamma has to make a crochet bike seat cover while she can…cos he won’t be asking for that in a few years time! Essentially, it is just a crochet triangle in double crochet (single crochet for you Americanos). When I got to the right size, I stopped increasing at the corners and kept crocheting around to make the sides.
The cover is finished with some eyelets and threaded with strong twine to tighten around the underside of the seat.
When do kids stop asking for hand made? I gotta get ready!