a coloured hat

  I knitted this colourwork hat* ages ago but only now did it make it into a post. Oddly, I don't want to write about knitting, I want to write about just doing things.    When I started knitting this hat, I didn't know how to do colourwork. I had no clue. My aunts, who are my knitting gurus, had never done colourwork and… they live in Portugal. What was I to do? As one of my aunts put it, you read the pattern really slowly and you do exactly what it says. Really? Is it really that simple? Hum……

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Back to sewing

Back to sewing

  Last weekend marked my sewing come back. Not that I was away for long, just a few months, but the reason it's so important is that I had wanted to finish this design for a while now and it's finally done.   I'm happy with it. I'm ecstatic I've designed and created it! I had a very big push from Little Brother who believed in me for both of us. To now see it done and looking good is very rewarding.   Now onto the next phase…  

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Little green cowl

Little green cowl

This yarn had been waiting to jump on the knitting needles for ages, pretty much since the day this ever so soft green yarn threw itself at me in the wool shop!  This cosy small cowl took me less than four hours to knit. It has garter stitch edges and stockinette stitch for the main bit. It was knit in the round and I used no pattern, it's that simple. Cowl :: I love it! It's cosy and warm and happy. Yarn :: Manos del Uruguay. Gorgeous colour and softness. I recommend it.

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