Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Something old

This is Viajante which I made late last year for my sister who was going to the UK over Christmas.
It took a while to make but the lace weight is just right as it isn't too bulky. I used Vintage Purls lace yarn.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Now there are two

 So I finished the Hodge booties.

Also I finally got around to decorating an old pair of white Converse sneakers - plastic lace and fabric paint. I'm really happy with the transformation

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Another FO

For the last month or so I've been working on slanted-sleeven using a Vintage Purls sock yarn in a lovely silvery grey shade. It is to go with a dress as I always find it is not usually warm enough in the evening to do without. The pattern had me flummoxed at the start; I think because it is written in the European style. Anyway after a bit of intensive reading I worked it out and have to say it was very precise and quite easy to work from once I had figured it out. The cardigan is a top down, seamless construction - I am always in awe of anyone that thinks these up - they are a lot of work. I kept the length quite short to go with the cinched-in waist of the dress. I finished it off with some little silver buttons - $1 from Shop on Carroll (our local upmarket op shop that has lots of great buttons).

I am also working on the larger size of the Hodge booties - they are irresistible. And I love the colour which is a mix of an orangey red and pink - another Vintage Purls sock yarn.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

But wait … there's more

 I forgot to show my two other Christmas cowl presents - this is Quoits a Vintage Purls Sock Club pattern and both made using Vintage Purls sock yarn.
 And then there was the Teeny Tiny things for Baby F - born 10 weeks prem - so the
booties should fit as they are very small
 The Tiny Nordic mitts and...
 The booties are Hodge; a Stella Lange design. The top part is folded over a rib pattern underneath - which means they are supposed to stay on. I've used Vintage Purls sock yarn for them.
Now I'm working on a design for Unwind so can't show that until it goes public in mid March.