Latest Craft Fair

Took part in the latest craft fair at the Catholic Hall in Swanage. the weather was a bit odd, lot of rolling sea mist but the footfall was good.

First time on display for my Noro (wool & Silk) Flower granny blanket.  It received a lot of attention, mainly due to the lovely colours.

I have invested in a sock display and the socks looked great.  I have also made some new labels for the socks.  I also used my wooden blocks.

I also took the opportunity to display my shawls in a different way.

Had a good amount of sales and had some sock commissions as well.

Looking forward to the next one on the 12th May

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Knitting – slip stitch cardigan

Knitting – slip stitch cardigan….. I saw this pattern and just had to knit it.

Earhart by Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton


It uses a combination of two yarns.  For mine I used Noro Kureyon for the variegated yarn and Rowan Cocoon for the plain yarn.

The cardigan is knitted throughout with knit and slip stitches which gives it is unique look.  to achieve the correct tension I had to go up to 8mm needles using 1 strand of each wool.  The body of the jumper is knitted in one piece up to the armhole shaping so my trusty Knitpro IC and one of my longest wires came into use.

Not 100% happy about the buttons but will sleep on it.

 

New tea cosy

My partner hates tea cosies and he hates with a vengeance my current tea cosy so it was time for a new one.

We  also we want a ‘show and tell’ pattern that’s used crochet & decreasing for our next crochet workshop.  It took a couple of evenings to make and a  knit & natter session with Jane and Julie  to finish it off.

The wool for cosy came from someone who had a clear out and was  a DK that is not made any more .  The flowers were made from Noro which were some of the left overs from my crochet scarf

Old Tea Cosy

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New tea Cosy

                                                                           

 


Hanging ButterflyFlowers

Book club read – well almost

Having been given Middlemarch to read for our February book – great a classic I thought, but it turned out not be my friends and mine cup of tea.  So after giving up reading we decided to cheat and watch the BBC series DVD.  So with over 7 hours of DVD watching ahead some knitting and crochet was called for.

Using a ball of Noro Kureyon Sock Yarn shade 185 and a great free pattern from Ravelry by Dawn Ellerd

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I adapted the pattern to make an infinity scarf and shortened the length of the scarf.

Book club tonight so I shall wear my new scarf and hide under the table with my glass of red wine when they discuss in detail all the descriptive writing in Middlemarch!!!!!!

Recently finished

I had a sample of Noro Silk Garden Sock Wool from my suppliers.  It was an underweight ball (which is probably why it was a sample) so I needed to knit something that wasn’t  too picky about the amount of wool required.  I decided a scarf was in order, so I knitted an everlasting scarf that could be doubled up to make a cowl.

The pattern is available at the following website http://www.knitpurlhunter.com/shop/item.php?pid=65

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Intarsia Gloves

Just finished my first pair of gloves.

Knitted in the round on 4 needles (Knitpro) with stripes and intarsia.

Knit Noro Pattern book
Knit Noro Pattern book

Knitted in Noro Silk Garden sock wool and Rowan Pure Wool 4ply, the pattern was for 2 shades of Noro but I think they have come out OK using a plain and a variegated wool.  The pattern is also a Noro Pattern from the Noro Knits book.

Noro silk garden sock & Rowan pure new wool 4 ply intarsia gloves
Noro silk garden sock & Rowan pure new wool 4 ply intarsia gloves