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Saturday, 25 January 2014

Heart over head - again!

Found this pattern when I was haunting Hansons this morning; sometimes it all just comes together in a perfect knit - the shape, the colour, the cables, everything for this one. I bought the pattern book, but had to order in the wool, so this will be a project for next month now. A thing of great beauty - often not found in commercial patterns. Deep joy :)

Monday, 20 January 2014

Gorgeousness through the post

This little bundle arrived today via e-bay - it really can be a treasure trove of beautiful woolly bargains if you take time to have a thorough look. This is five balls of pure wool, 2 ply, Sunbeam, made in the UK. Such pretty colours, I have no idea what to do with it yet, but was a snip at £%5.75 including p&p.  It arrived in the same delivery as the beautiful acorn earrings, thought I'd share them too

Sunday, 19 January 2014

Progress in red

Have reached the armhole on the back of the cardi; once into the pattern it's not difficult, and only 6 rows.  Hope in to get the back finished in the next couple of days or so, there are so many other things I want to knit at the moment too! It really is a lovely wool to knit with, beautifully squooshy and luxurious feeling, and I an deeply in love with the colour now :)

Sunday, 12 January 2014

Gloves for Helen

My friend is a great photographer and admired my Catching Butterflies fingerless mittens I made recently, saying something similar would be great for her outdoor photography. Got these knitted in the car today on the way to and from Winchester; nice chunky pure wool, knitted up quickly. She'll need the warmth they'll offer, she lives in north Argyll!

Sunday, 5 January 2014

More dishcloths

I love knitting dishcloths, especially to give other folk. They provide easy knitting while working at the computer, or watching a film, and I can pick up and put them down at will. This is a couple I've done for Paul, who is in the process of moving into his new home. Knitted in organic cotton  from my stash, bought from e-bay last year. It's lovely to knit with, and has produced some very good cloths. Very pleased with them :)