Friday, 24 July 2009

Knitwear modelling

IMG_0112, originally uploaded by Paisley Womble.

The Tomten jacket was a success - even though J seems more interested in a discarded library book card. His mum loves that he can't pull the hood off so it stays on, unlike most of his hats.

C is sadly blog-and-Ravelry-less, so may I also draw attention to her own handiwork - the gorgeous blue cable vest that she is sporting.

Verra nice.

Sunday, 12 July 2009

Not a purl in sight

IMG_0089, originally uploaded by Paisley Womble.

Tomten, by Elizabeth Zimmermann, from "Knitting without tears".

Project 4 of my six-books-project is complete. (I've stalled a bit on project 3 - got a bit of the ol' second-sock-syndrome happening, but now that this jacket is done, I have no excuses to ignore that little itty bitty sock).

Inspired by the colour combination in Fricknit's Tomten jacket, I raided my stash for all my 8 ply scraps of blue and grey and did my own version - completely from stashed yarns. Buttons were also from the stash. The pattern calls for a zipper, but I like buttons and that's what I had on hand. The fronts and the hood are edged in applied i-cord, with gaps for button loops.

Sunday, 5 July 2009

Resistance is futile

Clegs is having a sale with big discounts on their Rowan Yarn range. I couldn't resist.

Kidsilk Haze (just to see what all the fuss is about)

Cashsoft 4ply (perhaps a little scarfy thing?)

Cotton Jeans (for a summer-weight cardi)

Something tells me that I'm going through a green phase at the moment.


IMG_0083, originally uploaded by Paisley Womble.

...knitting is done and all the ends have been darned in. It needs a blocking to flatten out the garter stitch underarm gussets and some buttons.

Buttonmania, here I come!