A pinch and a punch for the first day of the month! I can’t believe it is already winter here in Australia!
It is a good thing that I have just finished my giant corner to corner blanket, all made with scrap yarn I salvaged from the St Vincent de Paul op shop 😊 I really liked working with all different textures and knowing that I have made a whole blanket with pre-loved yarns AND spent money for a good cause.
What I also love about it is that it is big enough to warm up both Dylan and I while we watch TV. Bring it on winter, we are prepared!
Ultra fast and easy if you already know how to cable knit, otherwise it’s also pretty good to learn how to cable knit!
All you need is 2 different colours of yarn (or you could try to add more colours and go for rainbow!) and you also need to know how to make a pompom. I will write up a tutorial during the weekend on how to make your pompom using nothing but cardboard, yarn and a bit of patience!
And this is the final result! It’s perfect to keep your ears warm and I really love the look of it! I made a bunch for my family for Christmas last year, you can vary the colours but personally I like to keep the initial rib the same colour as the pompom.
What’s your favourite winter wear?
The lasts months in Brisbane have been cold, and I mean really cold! Yes, we do get cold weather, and yes, I consider below 10°C very cold. But, it was perfect weather for some crocheting, and I found this really easy slippers pattern, which I had to try immediately. I’m a size 10 (Australian female size) and the pattern was very easy to adjust. I added some extra embellishments as well (a basic crochet chain for my blue slippers and a larger strap for the green ones) and voila!
My feet have been warm since!