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