Hi Everyone! Did you miss me? We have lots of adventures to catch up on next week, but until then let me catch you up on all the things I’ve been knitting!
First there was this hat which I made for Himself in a neat 2×2 rib to go with the scarf I’d made him earlier this year.
Now that the weather has finally turned, he’s wearing it all the time! Would you like to know more?
I have been busy! But with the cold finally arriving, I can’t afford to not have all the warm woollies to wear! First and foremost, I finished and blocked my hat!
Check out the amazing design on the top! Would you like to know more?
I have been working so hard at this hat! In later rows you can even spot where I evened up my tension! I was trying to get it finished before the cold really set in. So far I’m doing ok, the days are hovering around 10C at the moment. Not into single digits yet!
I was delayed in my work by a particularly nasty gash I inflicted on myself while washing up one night! (That’ll teach me to wash up!) But I’m back into it now! Would you like to know more?
Today’s Table – Winter Woolies
Hello all of my lovely readers out there in blog-land! You’d never guess the seasons were changing, but there has been a decided nip in the wind since our return from the United Kingdom!
The shawl I took with me on the trip (scroll to the bottom) has been dismantled. I decided that what it actually needed was beads, and would need to be started again from scratch to add them in. Of course, the beads I bought were too small for my crochet hook … it’s been an on going saga ever since. I’ll keep you up to date when there’s actually progress on that front, shall I?
But I still needed something warm and squishy and sparkly to wrap around my neck! I was fixated by this point! I guess it was a good thing that the local yarn store was having a big birthday sale where I could buy some discounted Kidsilk Eclipse! Soft, squishy, and sparkly! No beads required!
Without much effort I was cast on …
and the pattern was emerging! Would you like to know more?
In the interests of taking the inspiration from last week and running with it, I have been working like a Trojan on my shawl.
Though you can’t really see it yet, it has grown considerably! I have begun the second ball of yarn which indicates that there is over 700m of yarn so far in the project.
Through the magic of lace, there is very little actually see at this point. But I flattened out some of the design in order to give you an idea of the final product.
Can you see the petal shapes?
Because this is such a large project (and let’s not think about all the other unfinished pieces I have around at the moment), I needed something short and sharp to pick up my spirits. So I took a break for a couple of nights and whipped up this entrelac hat.
Isn’t it wonderful?!? I love the colour and the movement that the stitch pattern gives the fabric!
There is something else small I’m working on at the moment, but it’s not yet in a fit state to show the internet. So you’ll all have to wait. 😉
So what have you been working on recently?