Sunday, 23 September 2012

Browsing the net.

I know I'm not the only person to do this.
But here I am, Sunday afternoon.  No one at home but me and the dogs.
So....I've been thinking of Yule gifts, and browsing to finds a suitable yarn to make a jumper for my sons .  The my mind wandered to the Knitting Goddess site, as Samantha bought me a set of mini skeins for my birthday.  I've been knitting up a lacy cowl the pattern is Robyn by Anniken Allis, aka Yarn   Addict.  If you scroll down the page, it's pictured on the left, in purple, mine is part of a rainbow, as the yarn is a rainbow of mini skeins.  I'm wondering if I should indulge myself and subscribe to the monthly mini skeins?
Think I'll go for a walk to think it over.

I'll post soon with recent finishes, there have been a few.

Monday, 3 September 2012

Some more things made in the summer break

 Above is a baby blanket that took quite a while to make.  Mainly because I had two or three projects going at once rather than me knitting slowly.
I'm very pleased with how it looks and the colour is much better in real life than in the photo.  The yarn is a variegated acrylic yarn from Aldi.  It is much softer than I expected and will stand up to being thrown in the washing machine, which is imperative for a baby blanket.
And the hats on the blanket?
Well, they are from Itty Bitty Hats, again. The blue and pink ones are the same, only different colours, made in Mochi Plus yarn which is a dream to knit with.  The stripey hat is called Candy Cane in the book, and I made it in red and white 100% cotton.

The blanket and two of the hats have homes in the future, and I dare say the third hat will be homed fairly soon.