Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Mitts away1

Rosemary asked if I could do a little knitting to add to her Etsy shop. I made two pairs of mitts and one has sold and been shipped to America. I can't tell you how happy it made me! Of course now my Etsy partner wants more..... I am being careful not to infringe pattern copyrights so it's not that straightforward. We both have lots of ideas - just no time!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

What are the chances!?!?!??????

I have started knitting the bridesmaids wraps for Isabel's wedding. I am using some Kidsilk Night which I bought in the John Lewis sale in the summer - 2 balls - not enough for one whole stole!! Panic!! Well I just looked on Ebay and found enough to finish the one and knit the other 2. 'Wait!' I hear you's bound to be a different dye lot and it will look so silly with a slightly paler stripe down the middle! But No!!!! I enlarged the picture and I could read the dye lot and it's THE SAME!!!!!!!!!
I must appologise for the excessive use of the exclamation marks. I just feel a bit exclaimable at the moment. I have already stopped a passing library assistant to share my news!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Millie's Hat

As I still haven't quite decided how to add a picture when I am not on my own PC you must trust me that I have knitted a hat for Millie for Christmas. It is in a lovely space dyed Mirasol yarn which was so soft and lovely to knit. I have made it to accompany this lovely book .A blizzard is forecast and mummy rabbit offers to knit her child a hat to keep his ears warm. So delighted is he with it that he asks her to knit hats to suit his friends and so comes an antler shaped hat for the deer, one to keep a gooses neck warm and so on. There is a large aaaaahh! factor here. I love it!