Friday, 27 January 2012

and there's more..... !

Today I'm sharing piccies of the other knitting projects I've completed while I've been unwell, there is one more garment that I'm still working on, but these are the ones I've finished so far.

This one is knitted in Aran weight yarn and is the same pattern as the one I inadvertantly knitted in too big a size to fit me so gave to a friend.  The yarn isn't the same as the one I gave to my pal though, that was in a pale blue flecked yarn.  I'm wearing this tunic today and I have to say it's really cosy - perfect for this rather chilly morning.

I had a little of the gorgeous Baby Alpaca yarn left over so knitted these fingerless mittens to use it up.  The pattern was a freebie in a knitting magazine and I also knitted a pair for my Dad who was staying with me over Christmas and just after.  I know he gets cold hands when he's working in his craftroom, so thought they would be ideal to keep his hands warmer but still leave fingers free for crafting !  It's a lovely pattern and takes next to no time to knit up.

The final project for today is the mitred squares I'm knitting up using the pale blue flecked Aran weight yarn left over from the cabled tunic I gave to my pal.  I saw the instructions for knitting mitred squares in a magazine and changed the number of stitches and needle guage to make the size of squares I wanted.  When I've knitted enough, I'll join up the squares into a throw and maybe add a pretty crochet edging to finish it off.  I haven't done mitred work before but it is really easy and gives a great finished look I think.  I shall probably stitch them together in this pattern when I've knitted enough of them.

Just one more knitting project to share with you once I've finished it, I'm starting to do a little cardmaking again, so will have a couple of cards to share with you over the next few days.

This evening hubby and I are meeting up with my lovely crafting pal Kathy who is visiting Plymouth with her hubby.  We are heading off for a meal at a local Chinese restaurant this evening and it promises to be a great evening of catching up and crafty chat !

Thanks for checking out my post today, I hope I haven't bored you with all this knitting!  I think I may be recovering from my knitting 'bug' a little as I don't have a new project in mind for after the current one is completed - gasp !


Kathyk said...

All glorious young Wynneth - love the mitred squares and fingerless gloves, I'm sure Andy loves his.

See you later matey, about to have lunch, pack up and head off in to the wide blue yonder!


Lauren Hatwell said...

Wowser! Have you been knitting in your sleep Wynneth? What a fantastic haul of woven wonders you have there. I'm deeply impressed. Enjoy your visit from our Purple Pal won't you. Hope to see you myself next week. Have fun. Lx

Marion said...

Wow Wynneth,
Those garments are fabulous. I am in awe that you can have knitted so much since November. I am a very slow knitter. I am knitting an aran cardigan at the moment.

Debs M said...

lovely makes, great idea for the tunic and fingerless gloves, enjoy your night out with the pp x

clare said...

well your hands certainly haven't been idle while you have been recovering. take it easy though and look forward to seeing more of your crafty creations very soon. xx

Katiejane said...

These are stunning Wynneth, you are sooo clever! I bet your Dad loves those hand warmers :)
Hope you have an awesome time with Kathy and Steve.
Katie x

Lilian said...

Wynneth. They are all lovely well done. Love the pink jumper. So glad you are feeling a lot better. Hugs lilian