Tuesday, May 24, 2011
I've made these mitts before - but this time I am using the Lion Brand Magic Stripes in Jellybean. It is the same yarn that Dotty used in the original pattern "A Mittful of Jellybeans" on Ravelry. The yarn had been discontinued but I managed to get it from someone's stash. The plan is to make 4 pairs for gifts for friends - very handy now that we are heading into winter
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Saturday, May 14, 2011
The granny square blanket: adding a border in the main colour to each square
and also knitting a child's sweater. It is a pattern from Lang Yarns (#4). I found the brochure in the market in Seoul last year. Getting the Lang yarn (Omega)was too expensive for the postage - so I've opted for Berocco Comfort DK - which is 50% nylon and 50% acrylic. It has a very soft feel - so far so good...
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
This is the Alpaca Boucle jumper - pattern and yarn from Touchyarns.
It is nice and long, warm and soft against the skin.
But for winter I'm going to need a scarf for my neck.
It feels good to finish something and now I can move on to the myriad of other projects I want to tackle