Friday, September 29

Gloves on the go..

Well I was completely bowled over by all the comments that appeared so quickly after i posted last time. Its nice to know your all still reading! :)
In answer to the questions about the spinning; I do have a wheel, it's an Ashford traditional and I love it! I find it alot easier to cope with than drop spindles. Thats Molly laying beside it in the pictures from the previous post. My other cat Scooter often uses the step of the wheel as a pillow, he is a bit strange.
I have no idea what im going to do with that natural shetland I spun, it hasn't told me what it wants to be yet. Im a firm believer that yarn will tell you what it wants to be if you give it enough time.
Which leads me to an FO:

The yarn is some Frog Tree 100% Alpaca that GlittrGirl gave me for my birthday. This stuff is gorgeous and has been sat in my stash waiting to live up to its potential for a while. The pattern is of course 'Fetching' from Knitty. It is also my first real attempt at cables so I was quite pleased with myself once I'd finished.

Next up I have a WIP to show you:

My darling bf bought me a couple of balls of Rowan Tapestry as a surprise so I decided to use it to make the mittens out of the latest issue of Simply Knitting. Breaking more new ground with these since I have never attempted fairisle before. I really enjoyed it though, while I was working through the fairisle section I just couldn't put them down. Very addictive knitting.
I simplified the colour scheme a little from the original pattern basically to keep the cost down. I didnt want to have too many balls leftover with only a small amount having been used. Im really looking forward to putting these on my hands in the up coming winter months.

In my triumphant return to blogging I decided to throw my name into the hat for SP9 so I eagerly await to hear who my match is!

6 comments:

glittrgirl said...

Lovely lovely fairisle!

The Knit Nurse said...

I love the mittens. They're going to look fab when they're done. :)

Ganainm said...

Rah! Another post! Pretty colours on the fairisle.

PURLPOWER said...

The fairisle looks absolutey brilliant, hope they turn out happily for you.

Impressionist said...

LOVE the fairisle! I might be inspired to try it! And, I think we are all going to have to have a Fetching day where we all go out wearing our fingerless gloves. Almost everyone I know has made a pair of these, so of course, I'm joining on the bandwagon and starting a pair this week! PS have you heard from Ring o Rosie?

Kissed Knitter said...

I love your fetching! They look vaguely familiar! Check mine out at kissedknitter.blogspot.com. I saw another blog with the same color elsewhere. Popular! They sure were fun to knit weren't they?