Sunday, 8 August 2010

In my quest to work through some of my wool stash I have committed to knit up or crochet at least 2 x 100gm balls a week until xmas.  This started off really well and the above hat was completed last night. The pattern came from 'Knit One Embellish Too' by  Cosette Cornelius-Bates a great book with the onslaught of winter with patterns for hats, mittens & scarves.

I have decided to have a go at making my own buttons using Fimo.  The initial results were used on the hat.  Not too bad but still a long way to go as far as finesse!!.

I made this cardigan which was adapted from a very simple pattern using one of my  current favourite books 'Adorable Knits for Tiny Tots' - Zoe Mellor. So all in all I have met my challenge this week.

The down side was a visit on ebay last night and I purchased 2 lots of bargain wool amassing a further 14 balls to my stash.  There are rumblings in the camp and threats of banning me from ebay so this next lot will have to come in via the back door!!

Saturday, 7 August 2010

Purple Princess

I recently finished knitting a bolero for my grandaughter using Peter Pan velvet touch.  What a lovely wool to knit with.  It knitts up so soft and reminds me of the texture of a candelwick bedspead. Willow has chosen and dressed herself since a very early age and has (as you can see) no inhabitions regarding colour mixing.