Monthly Archives: September 2010

It’s been a while . . .

Posted on 21 September, 2010

It’s been quite some time since I last posted on here . . . almost a year.  Doesn’t time fly when you’re having fun?!
The last time I posted I was working on these knitting projects:

My Dewdrop Cushion designed by Debbie Abrahams

A 2nd Mystery Cushion, again designed by Debbie Abrahams

A Gingerbread House designed by Alan Dart

As you can see, they’re all finished and looking lovely (if I may say so myself).  You wouldn’t believe just how long it took me to knit all those little sweets for the Gingerbread House.  They do look scrummy though . . . . almost good enough to eat!

I’ve also knitted a 3rd Mystery Cushion designed by Debbie Abrahams:

and a couple of cardigans for myself:

The grey cardigan is Sedgmemoor by Amanda Crawford, knitted using Debbie Bliss Fez (lovely yarn with camel fibre through it).  The Textured Cape was knitted using Rowan Country on 15mm needles . . . thickest needles I’ve ever knitted with!!

I’ve also knitted a horse riding jacket for my daughter.  Aaaww, doesn’t she look lovely?

I knitted this jacket using JC Rennie yarn, which still had lanolin in it.  Oh my goodness . . . removing the lanolin . . . now that was an experience I’ll not forget in a hurry!

Some more of my handknitted Christmas toys by Alan Dart:

My Snow Queen and my Nutcracker!

And not forgetting to throw in a few hat pics (hmmm, I do love my berets) . . .

I bought the alpaca yarn for the 1st beret while I was in Paris from La Droguerie.  The 2nd hat was knitted with fabric weaving remnants.

I’m really loving this beret knitted with Jamie Possum Yarn (yum yum)!
It’s just so lovely and soft!  I even made the little matching fingerless mitts . . . roll on Winter, eh?

The Snapdragon Tam and Fingerless Mitts designed by Ysolda Teague.

And my pièce de résistance for this year (so far) has to be my Honeysuckle Wrap . . .

Honeysuckle designed by Sarah Hatton and knitted with Kidsilk Haze

I just love this wrap to bits! It took me quite a while to knit it . . . 10.5 months in total!!  Well worth all the work in the end, and it was my first lace project too.