Thursday, 6 May 2010

knitted homespun

No felting so far this week :o( Been too tired, or too busy with one thing or another. Thought Id take a moment and share a photo of some knitting though! Now thats something you dont hear from me very often isnt it?! I really am far too impatient to knit; I LOVE knitted items & have masses of respect for knitters, who really are way more patient than I am. BUT... I really wanted to make something from some of the yarn I have spun recently...to see how it knits up. I was given a pair of big fat old wooden knitting needles a couple of weeks ago, theyre about 9mm... so I thought Id give it a go. Decided to use the pink & green koolade dyed yarn to make a sweet little neckcosy/collar for Rachael to wear this autumn. My girlie has a thing for funky hats, scarves & gloves (like her moma :o)

I really like it, its soft and snuggly. Just need to find the right button for it now :o) It took about half of the skein... so I might make another one - I dont know why, but I might...
Im feeling a lot better today, was absolutely shattered after the bank holiday event - that was 2 loooong days! Only just recovering really...mind you I was at work yesterday with a group that took a LOT of energy. My friends havent sent me the photos that Im waiting for yet... as soon as I get them I shall put them up :o)

3 comments:

Gnomead said...

Love the colours, will have to give Koolaid a try some day!

Felted House said...

That's knitted up really well. I'm half way through a knitted wrap but haven't done any since Easter holidays as I've been so busy felting! I'm SUCH a slow knitter, I don't hold the yarn or the needles properly and at my age it's too late to change!
Your Icelandic wool looks fab too, I look forward to seeing what you do with it and how it felts. xx

Karen said...

That so sweet Deb and a really pretty color. When i saw your knitting i thought jezzzz we must be on the same wave length because thats exactly what i was doing the other night to. The mood just took me and i was knitting up a small neck cosy as well but didnt like the pattern so pulled it all back. I think i will be starting another on tonight though lol