Thursday, 20 August 2015

A knitting update

The months are racing by; it is amazing to think we are already well into term 3!  My posts are few and far between and most of that is due to the normal family busyness.  Today I am catching up with my knitting projects and hopefully I will be back soon with a quilting catch up and a handmade wardrobe catch up!

I completed two handmade gifts recently. I knitted the gloves for a favourite brother-in-law and this winter has certainly been cold enough to make them an appropriate gift!  The pattern is Checkerboard Mitts by Helen Stewart and the link to my ravelry page is here.

The shawl was part of the 4-ply shawl club.  It is the Southern Shawl by Truly Myrtle and the yarn is by Happy-go-knitty and is 50% silk and 50% merino.  This was such a lovely pattern to knit and progressed quickly as the body of the shawl is quite simple.  A very good friend is turning 50 this month so I have decided a hand knitted shawl will be the perfect gift for her.  My ravelry page for this pattern is here.

I have also knitted a couple of things for myself.  These slippers were a fun and quick knit, using size 8mm needles and two strands of yarn.  They started off as a strange shape but once sewn up I could see the beginnings of slippers.  I first felted them by washing them in the washing machine with a load of towels and then made them even smaller by felting them by hand.  The pattern is the Moonkoosa boots and my ravelry page is here.  I had some yarn left over so knitted myself fingerless gloves as I tend to have cold hands in winter!  The pattern is called Donegal mitts and my details are here.
I'm now working away on a cardigan for myself which will be very welcome as we are having a cold winter this year!!

Thank you as always for stopping by, I hope you are keeping warm and dry, Wendy xx

19 comments:

  1. Those slippers are so cute!! Love them. Always enjoy seeing your beautiful knitting - my mother knitted and I miss seeing and receiving her creations. Your brother-in-law scored with those gloves - he should be happy

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  2. Hello Wendy,

    You are truly a wonderful knitter. The felted slippers look great, you will get lots of use out of them. Great to see you knitting with wool and combinations, so many people tend to only knit with acrylic yarn.

    Toasty and warm here with the fire going, hope Spring is a better season for you.

    Happy days.
    Bev.

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  3. Beautiful knitted creations Wendy- I am totally in love with the mustard colour too. I adore your slippers & the way you have felted them, they look so cosy & snug.

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  4. Wow Wendy, you are so clever. Your knitting projects are beautiful.

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  5. Your projects are all gorgeous Wendy, love the mustard colour, I have noticed a lot of this around this winter. Fingers crossed our spring is just around the corner now!

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  6. gorgeous wooly projects WEndy,
    love that pretty blue in your cardigan.

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  7. Awesome sockslippers! Lovely knitting that helps keep you cosy during the winter months.

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  8. Wendy, you are inspiring me to get the needles "clacking" again, just love the shawls you've made! Must check Ravelry out. Annette, Melbourne

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  9. Your knitting projects are beautiful, and will be keeping you warm this cold winter. The shawl will be a lovely gift, perhaps you should made another as it looks great on you.

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  10. You are such a gorgeous knitter Wendy and you always have something stunning knitted to show us

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  11. Your knitting is always gorgeous Wendy! I'm loving all these projects, but especially the felted slippers, very cute!

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  12. Great to read what you have been up to .. The shawl is beautiful but I am most taken with those funky slippers ... Keep warm
    Hugz

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  13. Catch up time for me too!! Lovely to see what you have been making, all your knitted goods are so lovely...especially love the shawl and the felted slippers look so cozy and fun! I hope your cardie is progressing well, it looks like it will be a beauty too.

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  14. Waow !! your knitting is awesome !
    Florence

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  15. I love that shawl and the sock slippers. Your knitting is beautiful x

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