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!!


  1. Love the hat. Sounds like you will be busy, still hats for everyone for christmas great idea.
    I must start to knit again it's something to do when sat watching the tv.

  2. Go girl,love your knitting and i know all about wool stashes mine grows quicker than i can knit it, its like it multiplies in the bag and you have twice as much as you thought you did .

    Have a great week hugs Pat

  3. Great work - I love the fabric choice, so pretty. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Following you now :)