Friday, March 13, 2009

Oh Dear.....

I think it is about time I blogged about some knitting, any knitting really!! I have been working on plenty of items but haven't actually got around to posting any of them here so here goes:

These were a request for a customer and have little embellishments that obviously have significant meaning, I used a Drops pattern but changed it to a short length glove and added a faux fur trim. I had to rewrite the fingers section though as it would never have worked as the fingers would have been far too small. I used 4mm dpns and Bendigo Woollen Mills Mystique 8ply, a gorgeously soft yarn.

These are a matching set of hat and gloves which are currently for sale in my Etsy shop.

And last but definately not least I made the Jacques Cousteau Hat for Janelles boyfriend for his birthday, this would have to be my all time favourite mens beanie pattern. Very tedious with all that rib on 3.5mm needles but well worth the effort, I used totem 8ply which is so soft and still a favourite of mine after all these years. Yes it was the first wool I ever knit with as my mum used to knit with it all the time and I got her leftover scraps.

I have just about finished another Mason Dixon log cabin quilt, so hopefully will have some photos of it finished soon. Until then happy knitting.


2paw said...

Oh dear Sharon, I haven't seen you or talked to you for so long!!! Beautiful pink, love the matching set too.
Yay for the Jacques Cousteau!!
Hope to see you soon, though not this month I expect!!

Shelley said...

Good to see you back to blogging! The knits all look wonderful!

Lynne said...

Cute knits - well done.

Amanda said...

Wow great knitting. Those pink gloves are very Audrey Hepburn!

Ann said...

So good to hear from you & I love your gloves. They are gorgeous!

Larjmarj said...

I LOVE those purple mitts!

I'm about to attempt my first "fingered" gloves, wish me luck, any tips?

Your work is lovely as always.

Welcome back!! You were missed!

ArtYarn said...

HI There,

i found your blog on a random knitting search on google and wondered if you would like to take part in a knitting and crochet project..

you can find out more here..

many thanks
rachael, artyarn

judy said...

Sharon, I love your Aran Tweed Wrap and I want to knit it, but don't know where to get 10 ply aran yarn. I live in the US, in North Carolina. Can you give me any guidance?

Thanks, Judy

Leeanne said...

Love the hat and matching gloves. Very cute!

cupcake said...

The pink gloves are gorgeous. I wish it cold enough to wear things like that up here,

Cheers Susan

Typy said...

I'm happy to read that my pattern is your favorite one. Thanks for using it. It's the best thing that can happen :-)