Saturday, November 29, 2008

A bit chilly

Minus 2.5 degrees C this morning. A freezing fog rolled down off the hills and just hung around all day. A good day for knitwear.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

A finished object and a work in progress

Continuing my Christmas knitting:
I made a pair of Fetching fingerless gloves for my older neice, L. The yarn, Knit Picks Ambrosia, has worked up beautifully in this pattern and they are soft and velvety and warm! Carrying out my threat to add picot edging to everything, I've added a picot edge to the cuff.

I still have 1.75 balls of this yarn left, so have cast on an Odessa hat to go with it.

A work in progress:

My brother rang last night, to tell me that I'm going to be an aunt again next summer! Yay! More baby knitting :)

Travelling scarf, the second

I signed up for another travelling scarf on Ravelry.
This one is for UK and European members of the Teachers Who Knit group.

I've asked for my scarf to be in aran weight and have expressed an interest in purples, greens and dark pinks.

This is my starting piece. I made it in Debbie Bliss Maya and Kureyon. I really rather like it.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Book Knit now for Christmas!

I've actually started my Christmas knitting. I know many people will have planned well ahead for this and have most things actually wrapped already, but this is unusual for me. I usually find myself on Christmas Eve, thinking "I could have made so and so a such and such..."

So, I give you, completed, a cardigan for my youngest neice, R.

It's based on Helena from Knitty, but has some modifications.

I love the picot edging. The yarn is Hacho, by Mirasol, and it's gorgeous to work with.

Flushed with my success, I cast on a felted bag for her mum.

I must admit, I'm not loving working with these huge, 8mm needles.