Just finished my Toft Alpaca (yes, then again!) bi-colour Pom Pom hat to go with my cowl. Cast on this afternoon and already done in time for dinner. Hurrah!
Bring on the freezing cold weather!
Now to cast on that other sock…
I am so proud! I knitted a sock!
Just need to make another one now…
On Saturday I went to Toft again, for a fair isle workshop.
We were taught how to do stranded Knitting and colour changes. And I’ve just finished my cowl.
Meet Larry, the three toed sloth. Just finished knitting him. It’s a James C Brett pattern using their fur yarn – all supplies bought from Deramores. Have to say, the pattern was littered with errors and I won’t be in a rush to buy a JC Brett pattern again, but I worked it out in the end.
Ok, it wasn’t supposed to be square, but it is what it is!
I’ve finally finished the cardigan I started at the end of September! It’s been a slow process but one I’ve really enjoyed. Really pleased with how it turned out. Just in time for my trip to Berlin! Should keep me toasty warm. ‘Scuse the PJs!
So I’ve just finished my thrummed mittens and am so pleased with them!
It’s a pattern from Toft (where else?) and is designed by Alice Rogers. I went to a fab workshop a couple of weekends ago on the spur of the moment. This project was a real exercise in new techniques. First, I had to learn how to knit with double pointed needles.
And then I had to learn to actually thrum. This means knitting pieces of fleece in so that the inside of the mittens is super fluffy. Making all of the thrums the same size was hard enough!
And then there was the “afterthought thumb” which required a little help from YouTube!