Tuesday, January 13, 2009

A bit of knitting content

At Christmas I managed to get a couple of hats finished and sent at the last minute. Amazingly they were sent by me on 23rd December and arrived on the 24th! My mum then commented that she needed a scarf to go with her hat. So this is what I have made.

Not exactly a scarf, but a neckwarmer instead, much neater without all those flappy ends that have to be tucked in.

The pattern is the Margaret Necklets from the Winter 2008 Interweave Knits Holiday edition, and this is the shorter version. It was a pretty quick knit, it just took me a few days to get some buttons, which I eventually found on ebay.

I am now working on Ingenue from the book Custom Knits by Wendy Bernard. I am using Drops Alaska from SKD, a lovely thick aran weight yarn that is producing a really dense warm fabric. It is growing very quickly, (because I am off work settling the dog in for a few days, not that she needs it - see previous post!) and is knit from the top down on circulars needles, so no seaming, yippee!

Also OTN is a new pair of Jaywalkers as my previous pair died on me a few weeks ago when both heels went through at the same time. I am using the Regia Kaffe Fassett sock yarn in Landscape Fire for these.


Sarah said...

That is a pretty bit of knitting.

Looking forward to seeing the socks - those colourways are lovely.

Nina said...

Gorgeous knitting, as usual, D! What about those Jaywalkers, are you going to redo the heels? Repairs are something I dread, but am beginning to realise I need to learn.

donnac1968 said...

Nope, they are long gone in the bin!