This cold weather certainly makes a girl want to knit. While we were away last week, I finished up two projects, which gives you a warm glow of satisfaction (one rarely felt, since a combination of slow knitting and perennial cast-on-itis means that I rarely finish anything!). Here they are, but you must excuse the lazy photographs: Tony has decided that this week, bitterly cold as it is, and also while we are fighting a nasty cold virus, would make a splendid time to take out our old woodburning stove and put in a new one, which means no heat for a few days. I’ve lost all will to live, let alone take gorgeous photographs. If anyone wants me, I’ll be huddled under the duvet with my electric blanket on full.
Baby Offset Wraplan, in Rowan Felted Tweed DK (scree), with contrasting crocheted edging, and ceramic buttons from Etsy. How adorable is this? A good friend is having her third baby any day now, and this is for her. I am particularly proud of that edging, I think I might want to use that on a sweater for myself next…..
Textured Shawl, in Posh Yarn Catherine (Winter Tides). This shawl sucked the life out of me. That textured stitch looks fab, but is a right royal pain-in-the to do. And the yarn bled all over my sweaty little fingers – although a quick rinse at the end sorted that out, I was relieved to find. I got a fairly big shawl out of this one skein, finished dimensions of 64″ x 25″. Not bad for 100g of yarn. Catherine is heavenly, and blocks really well. I should have taken a photo while it was neatly blocking, oh well.