Sunday, 26 January 2014

~Knitted Cowl~

Just finished this cosy cowl scarf which I've really enjoyed knitting.  The lovely simple cable pattern was from this month's Prima magazine  (February issue page 128 - I got the magazine subscription as a Christmas present.)  The pattern uses 10mm needles and Debbie Bliss Paloma wool, but I knitted it on 6mm needles using some Louisa Harding Fleuris in 'Meteor' I had already.
As well as keeping my neck cosy...
if you remember I knitted this tea cosy in some of this wool last year!
Think I may need this scarf this week as it's getting colder. Keep warm  x

Thursday, 23 January 2014

~Woolly Winter projects~

I haven't posted since before Christmas which is very remiss of me...I usually want to hunker down and hibernate from December til my birthday in February, but my SAD symptoms haven't been too bad this year - thanks in part to Holland & Barrett Max Strength 284mg St John's Wort  I really believe it's made a difference.  I'm also relaxing more and reading stuff on my new Kindle, a gadget I've resisted with a dismissive ' I like real books; but I've read loads - 5 'books' since Christmas and it must be good because I went to physically turn the page on more than a few occasions!
Small Boy is now a Young Man and was 12 yesterday, requesting a grown-up lemon tart in place of his usual chocolate cake. Laura also made him some choc chip cookies.

My brother and his partner have a baby on-the-way so I have a few sewing and knitting WIPs at the moment, and a cowl scarf for me that's nearly finished.
This is a hat I've knitted for myself, in some gorgeous Yorkshire wool with a faux fair isle effect...

It's West Yorkshire Spinners Bluefaced Leicester DK Prints in 'Owl'  £9.70 for 100g.
I bought mine from the lovely Needlecase in Tadcaster.  For those of you further afield, they have an online shop too.
100% DK Bluefaced Leicester Yarn - New Country Birds Collection
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