Sunday, August 30, 2009

Spring Colour

I'm in bed with a nasty head cold, so to stave off boredom Ive been playing around with these pictures which I took last week. I so glad its almost spring!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

FO: #11 Forestry (Old Penny Cardigan)

Pattern: #11 Forestry (Old Penny Cardigan) by Veronik Avery fromVogue Knitting, Fall 2008
Size: Small
Yarn: Tahki Yarns Donegal Tweed (Colourway 879, 7 skeins)
Needle Size: 3.5mm and 4mm
Pattern Alterations: I knitted this cardigan in one piece so there was no seaming except for the underarms which I grafted together once the cardigan was completed. As mentioned on Ravelry, the collar instructions for this pattern are wrong so I followed the advise given by others and had no problems (thank heavens for Ravelry!). I also increased the number of short rows for the collar (another great piece of advise found on Ravelry) and added a button band which I preferred to the recommended sew on clasps.

I'm very happy with my new Cardigan which is so nice and warm!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Sock Swap Part 2

My sock swap parcel arrived on Friday which of course included a fabulous pair of socks made by Missfee...
Pattern: Ribbed Ribbon Socks by Wendy D. Johnson (Published in- Socks from the Toe Up)
Yarn: Needle Food Sock yarn

I was also lucky to receive a beautiful skein of Knitabulous yarn (50%wool/50% soft) some chocolate (yummm) and a cute sock blocker keyring....

Thank you Missfee for my lovely socks and goodies xx