Fiona kindly asked me if I would re-do my Fashion Accessory which was a hat and add a stitch pattern to it instead of stocking stitch for variation which I gladly done. I designed and knitted two baby hats, one in half-linen stitch and the other with cables. The half-linen stitch was a beanie style hat and the cable hat was knitted straight up with no shaping and finished with a three needle bind off with a square top and a little button.
My various swatches done in the round.
My half-linen st hat. This stitch pattern is lovely and is one of my favourites. I was quite pleased with how the hat turned out.
My cabled hat…..
…..and the view from the top modelled by my trusty Berenguer doll ‘Charlie’.
Meet my little Charlie, I think he is really cute but he gives my Sister the creeps!
I bought myself some new books recently. ‘Saturday Treats’ and ‘Whimsical Little Knits 3′, both by Ysolda Teague and ‘Finishing School’ by Deborah Newton.
The thought of taking a pair of scissors to my knitting like that brings me out in a cold sweat! The colourwork is beautiful though, and the finished result is stunning!….
And last but not least, I bought ‘Principles of Knitting’ by June Hemmons Hiatt. This book is absolutely fabulous and is really comprehensive. I love it!
I seen this in a shop recently and just had to buy it. Noughts and Crosses with sheep and sheepdogs.
Aren’t these little figures adorable?!
Talking of adorable, my Sister asked me last year what I would like for Christmas and I said a bird house as I’m planning on having a small wildlife garden to try and entice birds, bees and butterflies into my garden. This is what she bought me. I think it’s too nice to be anything other than an ornament.
I bought a couple of smaller bird houses too. Hopefully they’ll get used – I just love to hear birds singing and see them flitting about.
I took my wee Cuilean to the dog groomers a couple of weeks ago. The groomer asked what I would like done and I said to cut his hair short. He went from this…..
I didn’t recognise my own dog! I walked into the groomers and was looking for him and I stared straight at him but it still didn’t register that he was mine until he barked at me. I honestly think I would’ve walked past him in the street. He’s starting to look more like his old self now though. That’s in no way a criticism to the groomer – she done a fabulous job. I just couldn’t believe how different he looked.