you may have noticed that I haven’t been showing you the ‘latest’ in my shop for ohh at least a fortnight (it’s still there!). I’ve been doing some ‘me’ knitting. I’ve made myself a cowl in the same designs as those in my shop from some lovely mohair and alpaca pink and grey yarn I received on a destash swap. Some fingerless mitts that I’m trying to pluck up the courage to felt (they are currently too big for that purpose) and I’m back to knitting some preemie cardigans for Loving Hands – from some yarn I received from a fellow charity knitter in a yarn swap and some beautiful merino and silk yarn I received from Yarn box. I hope to post pictures of them all later this week (you can see the Yarn box yarn in my flickr photos below).

On chatting with my mum I explained that I now find it hard to put the knitting needles down, it’s my way of relaxing, so no matter how busy I am with work I always have to have one project on the needles – today she gave me a pattern and her choice of yarn for a cardigan she’s fallen in love with – solves what to get her for Mother’s Day!

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As it was getting a bit nippy – and I was putting off work – I thought I’d have a go at making some fingerless gloves – or just one as it turned out.

mitten

mitten

 

the ampersand pattern came from this great blog and was designed for a hat.

I’m afraid that I will have to go back to the drawing board as the fingerless glove doesn’t look quite so good on – my fault for making it up as I went along – so I need to make some adjustments and perhaps ditch the intarsia.

wonky ampersand

wonky ampersand

So it’s back to the needles – if I have sucess I will post the result here soon.