This is the first time I've knitted with Rowan Kidsilk Aura; I anaged to pick this up half price - it was still £41.25, ahem............... The colour was the draw for me. I'm sort of winging it on the design as I'm not sure 10 balls will be enough for a whole cardi done in just that wool, will see how I go, but added extras in the form of incorporting other yarns, trims, edgings, etc might be the way to go. Whatever happens, I;ll enjoy choosing some delicious buttons for such a special garment :)
I started it on Saturday night and now (Monday am) am up to the shoulders on the back almost; quick to knit and turning out beautifully.
I usually have these on the go as quick and easy little pick up/putdown things between bigger projects. I always need new ones as some of my existing ones reach the end of their useful lives. I finished these two over the past couple of days, quick and easy, durable, nice to use; using up bits and bobs of cotton from the stash too.
This is one thing I lvoe doing - knitting with fabric. The resulting item is always a surprise due to a lot of factors. this was a 50p skirt fromt eh charity shop, a wrap aroudn skirt for a very thin person! No good for me, but the tie-dye pattern in these colours was very pretty, so it came haome with me and has beenw aiting for a year or so to be used. I cut and tore it carefully into strips about 1 - 2 cm wide - not too acurately, I must admit, but it adds to the recycled quirky feel of the thing. The body is knitted in the round and the base is a crochet circle to fit, sewn in afterwards, and the loose ends secured and trimmed. I don't know what I'll put in it - maybe nothing at all as it's so pretty just to look at. Pleased with this :)
My FB friend wanted a beanie with a pentagram on it, so here it is:
I notice a couple of the stitches misplaced on the right hand bottom fo the oentagram but I shall leave it as it is, it's how it came out, and I like it. The wool was lovely - some Blue Faced Lecicester I picked up ages ago in a sale somwhere- very soft and warm. I'm sure he'll love it :)
....MrsL's knitting blog. "Figheade" is Gaelic for knitting.............I had one a while ago, of a similar name, but amalgamated it with my main blog. However, I think I do enough knitting to justify a separate blog, so here it is ! I'll be putting on spinning too, possibly crocheting, but it will mainly be the knitting - what I'm working on, finished things, knitting for others, my fledgling knitting business, knitting book reviews, good links, bad knitting things (yes, they DO exist LOL). Hopefully you'll enjoy what I'm doing and feel inspired to pick up some needles yourself.