I fell in love with this knit from Phildar.
But sadly, I could not find the booklet for the pattern on the French website, so I ordered it from a shop in the Netherlands and guess what the pattern is in… Dutch!
Do I speak Dutch? No, but still I think that with of persistence and the help of Google translate, I might be able to tackle it. Optimistic! I did not realise I was an optimistic. So far, I think I understand how to start with the ribbing and how to set up the pattern, but it might be a long process.
Otherwise, I’ve been knitting a very easy, no brainer project since we are back in the UK. To be honest, I’ve ‘stole’ the inspiration from my friend Marina. I’m knitting a blanket in Fern from Moda Vera. This yarn seems to never end. Once knitted in garter, it is quite soft.
I’ve started with a garter square: 12 stitches on 24 rows then picked up 12 stitches on each of the 3 remaining sides, then knitted one row with 2 stitches increase at each corner and purled the next row. I’ve used almost 3 balls of yarn and from what I gage the blanket might measure 140 cm across before blocking (and Yes, it’s our bed, very cosy!).
An on a very different note, my little Juliette has now been in her new school for 2 weeks now.
This was on her first day! Quite cold, but looking very smart. This girl amazes me always. She’s so fast at making friends and settling into new routines.