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April Project Roundup

April was a very productive month project wise.  I made myself a cape using a self drafted pattern and some boiled wool that I got for Xmas a couple of years ago.  I used some Liberty Tana lawn for the binding and some grey faux fur for the arms and the hood and I am pleased with how it turned out.  It looks great on and will be nice and warm.  I made a second one for my sister who lives in London so we will be matchy matchy from afar.

I finished some Christmas Decorations that I started last year.  I managed to get one finished and hung on my tree last Christmas but the other 2 had languished in the WIP pile for a bit so I dug them out and finished them off at sewing group.  All ready for the tree this year.

I finished my first pair of socks for the year.  These ones are for Hubby and are made with Crucci Sock Yarn, shade 22.  I made the heel length 2.5 inches for this pair and they fit much better.  I used the Winwick Mum basic sock pattern which is my go to for sock knitting.  I really need to branch out and try another pattern!

I finished my beanie that I started in March.  I made the Purl Soho Mixed Rib Hat using leftovers from my Oli Cardigan and my Snug Sweater held together, topped off with a bright yellow fluffy pom pom.  I am so happy with how this turned out as the yarn I was used was thicker than the pattern recommended and it is sooooooo warm.  I can now retire my beanie I knit 10 years ago which has served me well.

I made myself a bag to put my wet togs in after I have been for a swim and I literally gave myself a headache with the colour.  It is very bright and I certainly won’t misplace it any time soon!

And last but not least, I made a Town Bag from Grainline Studio.  I am already using it for a crochet cardigan project I am working on.

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