Tuesday, October 24, 2006

3 flowers, 2 hats and a scarf!

Well they may only be small items but I`m pretty pleased with my FO`s from last weeks break I have finally finished Bertie and I am really pleased with the way it came out after blocking. The 4ply hand dyed lambswool from Bryony my one skein pal, was lovely to work with, though using 3.25mm needles meant it took quite a while to knit 95cm and it is narrower than the original. It is actually a little pinker than the picture, but hopefully the colour variations show as they really `lift` the design.

The flowers will be part of my contribution to The Gingerbread House the latest project of textile artist Alison Murray in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital and the North Devon Hospice.

The Sugar on Snow hat from Knitty made from a bright and cheerful odd ball of chunky that I picked up in a charity shop is destined for the Love in a Box that I will be putting together shortly. This was the first time that I had tried mock cabling, and I also wanted to use my Boyes Needlemasters, which I have to say I am very pleased with. Initially they seemed a little metallic, but as I worked on, I found them to be a pleasure to knit with, nice and pointy and the cable behaved too. I did keep an eye on the join having heard that they can unscrew, but had no problems there, though I would still bear it in mind another time to be on the safe side.

My final FO is a hat for me from Hipknits Sari silk using their free pattern, and it actually suits me!!!!!


Helen said...

Lovely FOs. The sari silk hat is a stunner :)

Your holiday sounds lovely too, very jealous of your picture from the hills (we went walking in Wales on Saturday and I got soaked to the skin!)


Bryony said...

Those are all fantastic! I too love that Sari Silk hat - very effective. And I have to confess I'm pleased about the way the yarn I dyed for you came out :) Do you still have the information I gave you for which Kool Aids I used to dye it? i might have it on my blog somewhere, but I fancy replicating it...

Silvia said...

Great FO's. Wish I hadn't seen the Sari Silk hat though!!! I can see myself loosing some money to Hipknits!!

Rain said...

The scarf is beautiful and I love Sugar on Snow, it looks great.

The sari silk has knitted up beautifully.