Saturday, February 6, 2016

So Much Knitting, So Little Blogging

I've accomplished quite a lot of knitting since I last posted to the old blog... (over 6 months ago!!!), but I'll spare you most of the projects.  To be perfectly honest, I've not actually finished all that much.  I have a great pile of "almost done"s in knitting bags beside my chair in the entertainment room.  Some need sewing up, some need buttons sewn on, some need both these things, but I've no momentum at the mo. 

I will show you two projects I did managed to finish - oddly neither required sewing up or buttons.  First, Lilleput by Finnish designer Lene Alve.  This is a very clever knit, worked sideways, from hem to neck in a series of short rows, with contrasting panels and trim - I chose hot pink for the contrast and a soft cream and pale gray for the body of the cardi.

It came out looking pretty swish, if I do say so!

and finished up with sweet wee ties at the neck...

and here's wee Josephine modelling for us.  She's also showing off her hot pink Minimocs that Elly encouraged me to purchase while in Victoria last September.  Not that Old Nan needs much prodding to spend money on Wee Josephine!

Also finished recently, a pair of mittens for my other little darling - Nigel.  The pattern is Darth Mittens, by Swedish designer Therese Sharp, she has all sorts of interesting mitt patterns, but I knew these ones were for my man.

Just look at them!  Nigel isn't as agreeable a model as Josephine, but likes them very much and wears them when out in the cold evenings while walking the dog.