Pink elephants? No, pink reindeer!

From Blog photos

The pink blob I showed a photo of last time? Turned into a pink reindeer! It was for my team lead at work who loves pink and reindeer (I get horrified looks whenever I mention how tasty elk is). So it was her birthday this week and she got the reindeer and a silk scarf that was dyed by Laura from The Unique Sheep. She loved both gifts and totally wasn’t expecting the reindeer. I’d adamantly told her that she wasn’t getting a knitted reindeer. Which was true. This one was crocheted. :D

I’ve finally finished my Jaden sweater. Just in time for the fabulous summer weather which of course means it’s way too warm to wear it now. Over 25C for the last week! Love it, but at the same time I wish the UK had predictable weather. Would make getting dressed in the morning a lot easier. So for now, Jaden’s going to wait until it cools down a bit again (which won’t be too long, I’m sure). I tried a few sts of the crab stitch for the neckline, but with Lucy’s input, we decided that it wouldn’t really work with the rest of the sweater. So I only did two rounds of single crochet (decreasing a few sts on the second round to firm up the neckline a bit).

I’ve been working on the FrankenBlanket of DOOM. The longer I work on it, the more descriptive the name gets. Used to be the Granny Square Throw, then FrankenBlanket and now it’s the FrankenBlanket of DOOM. The latest addition is because it feels like it’ll be doomsday before I ever get this thing done. I’m at 60% complete now with the square count (640/1050). Then there’s going to be all of the joining to do…

As for what I’m knitting now? Endpaper Mitts in blue and yellow. They’re turning out really nice so far, but I’m getting kinda bored with the pattern already (haven’t even made it to the thumb separation yet!). It’s nice, kinda-mindless knitting but not mindless enough for me to not look at it all the time. So I really need to be listening to audiobooks or TV shows that don’t require me to see the screen all the time.

Two of my sisters are coming to visit next month! So excited. Don’t know what shenanigans we’ll get up to, but I’m sure that whatever we do it’ll be fun. So if you don’t hear from me for the next two weeks, it’ll be because they’re here. Not sure how much knitting I’ll get done though…