Saturday, July 12, 2014

The 2014 Great Mid Winter Swap

Yes - it is that time again. All the secret squirrel projects came out of hiding, gifted to happy recipients and drooled over by the rest of us. And lots of ideas for future projects.
I made a 4 colour version of The Koru Cowl, using hand-dyed yarn, for Kirstine/Kiwiknit.
 The colours were a bit 'out there' - I'm still not 100% sure about them.

My gift was wrapped in gold paper which then revealed this cute tin.

And inside:

The cutest and warmest of mitts. The maker modelled them for me.

And just in case I needed extra help there were some buttons:
Gosh - we all say that it isn't a competition but I think I need to step my act up next year…..

You can see more photos here (kindly posted by Angela)
2014 Mid Winter Swap

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Why did the chicken cross the road?

 To get this - a coat for hens that don't have their full quota of feathers.  The SPCA in Auckland rescues hens from battery cages and they are often missing some of their feathers so the coats are to keep them warm until their feathers grow back. I used scraps from an earlier crocheted cowl - hence the very stylish colour-block coat. Bet the other hens will be jealous.

 And I finally finished this - Britannic. It fits perfectly.
 And another pair of Birdie's Mitts for a friend.