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Friday, February 08, 2008

A trio of armwarmers for the workers

I'm still singing the praises of Last Minute Knitted Gifts, this time for the speedy wristwarmer pattern. Yes, you could have figured it out yourself, but I needed a recipe to coax me back to my needles. My mother asked me for some wristwarmers for herself and her colleagues, who work in a wonderful converted barn that is less blessed in the heating department.

So I headed to my stash to craft a pile of woolly protection:

There's not much to say about them: Noro Silk Garden, Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran in green and some anonymous old brown aran. So we just mucked about trying to make them look a bit more interesting...

Kelly [ 12:41 PM ]

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Hello again :)

Well, well, well... I bet you didn't expect to see this on your Bloglines!

I'm baaaaaaaaaaaaaack. More specifically, I am knitting again. I need to get off my butt and take some photos, but for now, I'll show off a little something that got me through those last few days of pregnancy.

Pattern: Children's Cotton Hat from Last Minute Knitted Gifts by Joelle Hoverson

Yarn: Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran, less than half a ball

Time taken: About 2-3 hours as promised!

Needles: 4.5mm DPNs

This is a lovely little pattern and one of the few in the book that actually take the time indicated. This seems harsh, but I think Joelle's interpretation of time does not include idly watching TV, occasionally dropping stitches, drinking coffee or baby-related interruptions.

Oh yes, baby. I had one!

(she clearly loves that hat!)

Chloe Alice arrived on December 19th (a week late) after a short and relatively untraumaic labour. She is a delightful smiley little person who enjoys milk, snazzy hats and spending time without her nappy on. She is fascinated by knitting with all its moving needles and bright coloured yarns but is as yet unable to coordinate her hands well enough to produce anything of her own...although I imagine the first thing she'll do is snatch the hat off her head when she develops coordination.

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Kelly [ 3:36 PM ]