21 January 2010

Rosebud shawl

Anni asked me if I would re-knit her Rosebud shawl (Ravelry link)
Original  for Yarn Forward magazine

First one I knitted in June 2008, so fun to re-do and gorgeous in her Angel Lace yarn

Nice and easy to work  being a rectangle shape.
Pattern will be available for purchase.

Photo courtesy of Anni

02 January 2010

Happy New Year

I hope everyone had a good Christmas and New Year.

Ours was good, quiet Christmas day (just me and Troy) and not so quiet afterwards lol.. we all got what we wanted and needed too!

With our freezing weather decided I needed a hat! not really a hat person.. Tracy (Taryl's girlfriend) loves hats so I knew if I made one and didn't like.. she would find it a good home..

First one .. I didn't like .. double knit and cables.. that will either live with Tracy or she is torn about giving it to her sister.. no photos as that one flat didn't really show much of the detail.

So from there decided, sock weight ( 4ply) and lacey would work better for me.

Taryl and Tracy had a  rummage through my stash and decided on a Anni Yarn Addict yarn
In colour way Plum Pudding ( very apt for knitting over the Christmas time!)

Pattern Parnassius Apollo Beret  Ravelry link

Did a tubular cast on and used 3.75 mm needle for main part

Its perfect for me and I have worn it a couple of times since.

Had enough over to make a pair of mitts

Based on the Pattern Mitt Envy

I changed the cable pattern and worked 4 rows between cables to lengthen the pattern slightly

Perfect fit and with 4gs of yarn left over.

This set goes really well with the scarf I wove a while back and kept for myself..

Anni Cashmere in the colourway Plum.. so meant to be

Wishing every one a really good 2010

Till next time xxx