Thursday, 26 January 2012

Anything but Cards !

Since getting sick at the end of November, I haven't been able to do much of my cardmaking and papercrafting, but I have been knitting - lots !! 

I currently have my sixth garment on the go since November and thought I'd share a couple of piccies with you as I've been asked exactly what I'm knitting. 

This is the first jacket I made, I'd previously made one using this pattern in darker colours and liked it so much I thought I'd do another one.

As I had been well and truly bitten by the 'knitting bug' I then bought some gorgeous Baby Alpaca yarn and knitted this longline jumper with an asymetric hemline.  I just loved working with this super soft yarn and it's great to wear as it keeps me warm but not overheated and is remarkably light.  I do plan to knit more garments with this fabulous yarn.

The final project I'm sharing with you today is not quite finished as I need to press the parts before stitching up and knitting the roll collar.  I am still not able to do ironing (shame!!) so can't complete it until I can.  I put the pattern into the picture to show what the finished garment will look like.  The yarn this time is a mixture of Alpaca, Silk and Wool - nice to work with but nowhere near as soft as the Baby Alpaca, although may be a little more hard wearing.

I knitted an Aran weight short sleeved tunic with lots of lovely cabling on the front but when I'd finished it I realised it was far too big for me and should have knitted a smaller size.  So, I gave it to a friend who was delighted with it.  I have knitted myself one now and will share a pic of that another day.

Hope you've enjoyed seeing some different projects today, thanks for dropping by.


Annie said...

oo you have been busy Wynneth, beautiful knits. I still have a cardi 90% made from 18 months ago, just avoiding picking up the stitches all around the neck and fronts to do the rib! have you got a pattern for fingerless gloves in DK? I need something to keep my hands warm on a windy beach but also allowing me to pick up poo!
hugs, annie x

Debs M said...

these are lovely Wynneth x

Lorraine said...

They're all great Wynneth, but ooooh, I like that red one hun.

Deb said...

they are so beautiful, I love the cardigans with the asymmetrical hems, they are right up my street, might have to find some time to knit!

Kathyk said...

Fabbylicious projects - all of them - deeply envious of your skill in this department.

See you 2moro matey!


Lauren Hatwell said...

Good grief woman! You'll be getting a repetitive strain injury at this rate. What a fabulous haul of gorgeous knitwear. I am SO impressed. Is there no end to your talents? Yours, Envious of Essex :oD


Lilian said...

Love the kniitng Wynneth it really is lovely. Lilian xx

Louise said...

wow!! what amazing knitwear. You really are a pro with the needles!