Thursday, December 30, 2010

New Project

Don't you just love starting something new?
Now I'm on holiday in Hong and can relax a bit - so I've started on this cardigan.
A girl can never have too many cardigans.
The pattern is called Crinkle and it's by Martin Storey. It was in Rowan Magazine #39.
A friend had given me some black Knitpicks cotton - and so I decided to order more and make this. So far - so good...

Christmas presents

I made lots of these trays for Christmas presents - a variety of colours/papers - even ones that were all black. But i forgot to photograph them all! Oh well this is plenty.
I'm even keeping one of the pink and green ones for myself as a memento of my time in Korea

Friday, December 17, 2010

One last Christmas present

I am making this scarf for my co-teacher here in Korea.
The pattern, called Gathered Scarf for your Mother-in-Law was a free Ravelry download.
I am using a Knitpicks yarn called Alpaca Cloud in a colour called Iris. It is 100% Alpaca - Heathered laceweight - so I am using 2 strands together.
The yarn has a lovely rainbow of colours within the main Iris/purple colour - maybe that is what they mean by Heathered?
Knitpicks don't ship internationally so I had the yarn sent to a friend in the US who then forwarded it to me (thanks Leah) and when it arrived I suddenly realised I needed to knit fast....another 6 days before I will give it to her - whatever length it is then is whatever the final length will be.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Saturday, December 4, 2010


Well suddenly Christmas is almost here and all my plans to make presents are gone awry as time has raced ahead of me and I'll never get them made to post in time.
Every year I say it will be different and I will start sooner - maybe next year....
I am in the midst of making my Christmas cards and they will get posted this week.
And I have just finished this Dalek cloth which I'm giving to an English friend here.
I like it - and the cloth can be a face flannel. wash cloth or dish cloth.
The pattern was free on Ravelry - EXFOLIATE Dalek Cloth
and I used a Rowan Handknit Cotton.
Hmmm - might have to make some more...