11 November 2012


I realise that there hasn't been much in the way of crafting on this blog of late....well I am knitting....slowly....and way too many projects on the go at the one time......but I have finished my first piece of Christmas knitting. I have made a lovely dark green scarf using the Rick Rack Scarf pattern from The Purl Bee - it was great to knit - an interesting stitch and making a lovely rib. I made the scarf with one ball of Lambs Pride Worsted and size 8mm needles. When the sun shines again next I will take a photo.

I am also in the midst of a Gathering Stripes sweater for a 2 year old. This is a lovely top down pattern (means no sewing up - thank goodness) by Veera Valimaki and available from Ravelry.  I am knitting it with a cone of 4-ply yarn that I bought in the "Knitting Shop at the End of the World" - Shilasdair and some dark blue Rowan 4-ply. I think it will be lovely. The yarn is hand-dyed and has a lovely tone to it and is soft and scrumptious.

I bought the yarn today to make a pair of mittens. I think I am going to make the Squirrely Swedish Mittens - but I am not sure I have enough yarn...damn....it is the lovely Rowan Tweed - but I only bought 3 balls and should have bought 4.....


Thimbleanna said...

Hurry and run back and buy that extra ball of yarn! Those mittens are really pretty. I haven't done much color work -- and when I do I feel like I'm not doing it correctly -- I need a class or something. Can't wait to see your other knits!

Bethany Hissong said...

I think you should definitely make those mittens-- very cute! I should send you the balls of yarn that I have so that they'd finally be used!