Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Skulls Anyone?

Yes you heard right, skulls. I never thought that I would knit anything with skulls but here they are adorning a pair of fingerless gloves. Suzi will be so proud of me!
September seems black, well in my knitting anyway. The poncho is finished and ready to make its way to Hamburg in Germany, how cool is that. As a Beatles fan Hamburg is a well known town in their musical history.

Made from Bendigo Mystique 16 ply which is wool, mohair and alpaca and oh so soft and lovely but because it is a 16 ply it has plenty of body to it. I enjoyed knitting it so much that I might just make another to add to my shop.

A big week this week, I turned another year older on Monday and the weather was grey and of course it rained. Summed up my mood really, not so much about turning 41 but the fact that my footy team got absolutely annihilated on the weekend in a preliminary final. We were one game away from a spot in this Saturdays grand final, oh well for this weekend only GO THE CATS!!

The Bendigo Neon has arrived and so I am working on a pattern to use with this great wool. It is by no means soft, it is almost a bit scratchy but I have been swatching with it and it knits up well.

Oh well till next time, happy knitting.


Ann said...

Happy Belated Birthday! The mittens & poncho look great but black yarn - it must be hard knitting with black as I have just finished a pair of black socks.

Michelle said...

happy belated birthday sharon!! those mittens are pretty cool!!! bendigo neon colours are quite nice. but i dont quite like it that they're in 50g balls. it'll be so much nicer if they're in the usual 200g balls!!

2paw said...

Happy Birthday to you!!!! I'll see your 41 and raise it 4!!!!! Great mittens, and I think the Neon will be fine as I'm not planning on wearing it close to my skin!!!
Very cool poncho, perhaps it will be worn near The Star Club in Hamburg!!

Knittinreed said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!
Cute skulls and shawl.

tiennie said...

Happy belated birthday! I think the skulls are great - especially on fingerless gloves!

Katt said...

belated happy birthday!

love the mittens and poncho

i have to get some of that neon..mind you..spent over $100 at spotlight yesterday..hmmm...and still have to get wool for my hoodie.


Larjmarj said...

I have to say though that 41 is kind of a weird one, I'm with Cindy though, I'll see you 41 and raise you 4! LOL...good one.
Love the little skully gloves, super cute. Did you do the pattern with duplicate stitching?

Suzi said...

Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you!

I do indeed love the skulls! Do you know me well or what???? You must tell me about the pattern.

Anonymous said...

Mrsdrwho says
Wow are getting quite a range going now!!!
The hats look excellent.
Save the money you make from your etsy shop and do the Grand Beatles Tour.

Sometimes Unwilling Guru said...

Happy B'day,Girlfriend!!
I cant get over how fast you can knit!!!!Have you knit socks from that Flamingo Opal yet!! Mine still looking at me reproachfully!! LOL

Curly Sue said...

Hey there! Belated congrats on your birthday :)
Your gloves look great and thanks for your help on my blog post, Im finally up and running!
Hope your bracelets are holding up well!

knitseashore said...

Those skulls are going to be a huge seller, esp. for this time of year!! Our temps are dropping in the Northeastern US.

the stripey tiger said...

Just checking in after AGES......I'm always amazed at how much you manage to knit! :-) Stripey

JoanM said...

Hey Sharon,
I see you have maintained your frenetic pace. I have been bumping along, but am trying to make some knitting progress again. Cheers.

BlackCrow said...

fantastic to hear how well you are doing!
It's still cold and grey here in Hobart too and that little green beret looks pretty cute I'll have to have a closer look on it at Etsy.
I'm constantly re-thinking about my stuff on Etsy I'm going to work on it this weekend.
Oh and I'm so pleased to see your knitting skulls!