Monday, 26 October 2009

Hat quest: Relm


DSC03164, originally uploaded by Paisley Womble.

Of my hat quest, this is the best so far. Soft drapey merino-silk handspun , teamed with some simple cables makes a really nice beret. The only thing that worries me is that it may be prone to damage as it is so soft and delicate.
The pattern is Relm by Jared Flood (of BrooklynTweed fame) from Knit.1 magazine.
Project ravelled here.

Saturday, 10 October 2009

hoot, hoot


Hoot clip, originally uploaded by Paisley Womble.

Just for fun. I love owls, so I couldn't resist Ysolda's quick little project. (And I mean quick - this took less than an hour, including sewing on buttons and sewing it onto the clip).

Ravelled here.

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

The quest ....


Photo 27, originally uploaded by Paisley Womble.

...continues.

In this exciting instalment of Paisley's search for the perfect hat, she tries out Calorimetry (from Knitty.com). With 9000+ projects in Ravelry, the pattern must have something going for it.

Of course, I over-compensated for my big head, and managed to make it a bit too big. This was partly because I decided it would be a good project to use up my first handspun efforts which are a bit thicker than the pattern calls for. But the fit is not too bad. At least it doesn't feel as if it will pop off.

But it's not perfect. The quest continues.

Saturday, 3 October 2009

Quilt for RHI


IMG_0252, originally uploaded by Paisley Womble.

A 40th birthday approaches (I don't think he reads the blog... otherwise the surprise is spoilt...) and R has never had a quilt from me, so I've whipped up something simple and hopefully blokey enough for a professional feng shui consultant.

Friday, 2 October 2009

Birthday socks


IMG_0245, originally uploaded by Paisley Womble.

Pattern: Lindsay from Sock Innovation by Cookie A.
Needles: 2.5mm addis - magic looped.
Yarn: Genevieve sent me some squishy soft Knit Picks merino/alpaca blend sock yarn for my birthday back in May. The colourway is called "Evil Stepmother" which my boss thinks is hilarious.
This is the first time I've tried a garter stitch short-row heel and toe. Easy peasy and extra squishy, I love it.
These were mostly a train-knitting project, but I cast on the first sock back in August on a weekend, while watching The Last King of Scotland on DVD and I can't quite get the image of James McAvoy strung up on butchers hooks out of my head. The mind can be a mysterious thing in the associations that it makes.