Sunday, January 30, 2011

When life gives you lemons make lemonade...

... or in my case mittens!

Sadly I wont be going to Woolfest this year as there isn't room for me :( I was looking forward to seeing customers and friends again but we'll have to meet elsewhere :) Maybe at St Abbs at the end of February? I am exploring other possibilities but in the meantime I decided that dyeing must go on and I'd like to share my most recent project with you :)

I have been test knitting a new mitten pattern and it's nearly ready for release as a kit for the online shop and also through RingaRosie in Whitley Bay. RingaRosie for those who don't know, is my local yarn shop and the place where I work 3 days a week. It s a wonderful shop with everything a knitter needs and is owned by the lovely Barbara who is the most supportive employer a yarny could wish for :)

The kits will be available initially in the following colours :)

I have also been knitting for my daughter and finished the jumper she was supposed to be getting for Christmas - ooops - ah well cobblers children have no shoes and knitters children have no handknits! Here are the photos, the jumper is from 'Best of Lopi' and the yarn is 'Full o' Sheep'
a great yarn I will use again no doubt.


Awesome Adventures! said...

Hi! I stumbled upon your blog looking for other knitting folks and saw this! It's adorable! Did you do it in the round?

Jacqui said...

Hello :) Nice to see you here. Yes, it's knit in the round, no seams :)

Awesome Adventures! said...

Wow, I love it. I haven't had the nerve to knit a sweater in the round. I found a tutorial on how to drop and hold stitches at the sleeve- giving you the ability to knit everything in the round. I'm too scared to try it! I think I will give it a try.