Sunday, August 26, 2012

And this week...

 I made another Little Wildflower Shawl. Just counted them up - this is my ninth!
It's a birthday present for a friend.
And I'm chugging away on Hazelhurst - it might take some time. It looks a bit uneven but I'm hopping the final process of washing and blocking will sort that out

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Normal service resumes

 With the Ravellenic Games over it was time to get back to other projects. And so I have now finished the Rowan Kidsilk Stripe scarf - the stripes are in the wool not the pattern. It is so soft and going to be very cosy to wear. Thanks cousin.

 Hats and I don't really have a great relationship but in winter they can be handy. So I'm always on the lookout for one that seems to suit me.  Morag, from Vintage Purls, showed me this one; it is Tweedle and made from her DK Max. It was a pretty quick knit and I like the result although I think I could do with better photos of the result. I would knit more of these in different colours - and could even omit the pattern and just do in stocking stitch.
And the big news is that I won a prize for my Ravellenic Games project - the Flag wrap. The prize was for the best use of national colours and I won 5 balls of Icelandic wool (Einband) in the colours of the Olympic rings - can't wait to see them and work out treasures to make with it.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Ta Daaaaaa

Well - it's finished - and even done before the Closing Ceremony.
I am well pleased. 
The photo below looks a bit odd because of the way I have folded the sleeves.
I really need someone else to take some photos - but I wanted to get them posted now so as to qualify within the timeframe.
I think it's worth a medal....

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Progress report

Halfway through the Olympics - I guess I'm about the halfway mark. I hope....