Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Busy little fingers

I've been spending quite a bit of time knitting lately.  It's a relaxing thing to do especially when you've been told to rest by the doctor.  Below are photos of what I have been making.
 Above is a hat in aran weight wool for an adult, it was for me, but I'm not so sure it suits me, so it's looking for a good home.  The fingerless gloves are made with the same sock yarn as the shawlette of the previous post and will be staying with it.  I think I know who to gift them to.
 This shawlette is for me, it is in James C Brett's Monsoon aran weight.  I love knitting with this yarn as it has a very soft handle to it. The close up below is so you can see the daisy pattern and the upper part. I enjoyed making this and the edging was added in a very unusual way.  The pattern is from a Simply Knitting magazine.

This little baby coat and hat are to go with the blanket I made last year, and my younger son's girlfriend is going to give them to her friend who has recently had a baby.   I might just make a hat from the Itty Bitty Hat book as well for this particular baby.  This is a second appearance of this pattern as I made it in a blue blend for a colleague, at least three years back now.
Perhaps it's time I made myself something major to wear now, I am working on a cardigan, but have changed the pattern panel as the one in the magazine wasn't working out correctly.  (The number of stitches kept getting more, understandable as it calls for two stitches to be made, but only one taken away.)