Emily's the knitter, Clare's the spinner, and we both like cocktails!

Sunday, 28 November 2010

I've finished the Bellefleur (Mystery hat A KAL from Woolly Wormhead)! Enjoyable knit, I used yarn I bought in Stirling from Shilasdair - luxury 4ply (I think). Slightly worried I may be reacting to it, but shall not give in to such bodily weakness.
hat close
hat detail
Clare doesn't like it (she doesn't like any beret/slouchy hats though, so fairly meaningless here). I'm pleased with the fit which is a smallish beret. Great colour, loved the cables coming from the ribbing all the way through, and enjoyed learning the 'alternate cable cast-on'.

I have also finished my sparkly stole, wore it to C's sister's wedding where it went down well. The yarn is Sea Wool by Fleece Artist in Angel Fish - lovely to knit with.
I took advantage of a cold snowy day here to take many many many many pics. Apologies!
stole draped
stole on ladder
pattern detail
Here you can see the end of our house - bedroom window and MUCH scaffolding still!
scaffold stole
The danglers here are swarovski crystals and the beads are just clear with silvered insides. The crystals are more sparkly and multicoloured in that sparkle than this shows.
stole bead detail
This is my innovation - not shown particularly well her. I knitted up the side portion and grafted to the other half of the stole, did the same on the other side, then I knitted across the middle of the stole picking up on either side.
stole join

scaffold stole close
Anyway, there I am! Now to continue with the robot tank, the space girl sweater, little birds etc etc etc.


Anonymous said...

Oh, beautiful! I love the sparkly bits on your stole. I also love the photographs of it against the snow.

Cecilia said...

Both gorgeous! How are you enjoying your new (old) house?

LynS said...

How appropriate to photograph your shawl with crystalline beads in the snow. The shawl really is splendid. Hope your cosy house is treating you well in the snowy weather.

Reecie said...

I never wear berets, but now I want to make one!!! Love the sparkly danglies too. Snow! Yay! All we have here at the mo is rain, very unglamorous

zohreh said...

hi ... I found your blog by search engine ... when i was looking to buy some yarn in sydney .. i know u dont sell that .. i just started to do more crochet and i really love it .. the problem is i cant find some good nice colorfull yarns ... i went to aroung town hall in sydney york st .. i also went in newtown too .. if u live in sydney .. could u please let me know where i can buy some good yarn from the shop ?? i really appriciate it .. and by the way nice blog .. i will read more later on
looking forwanrd to hear from u soon

Goggle Eyed Krenbot said...

The stole came out very pretty then - and HUGE. I suppose you expected it, but me not so much.

Why does nobody knit trousers? It is a major gap in the market. And when they do knit them, they are not very good. Except Missoni. There is a producer of yarned trousers - tho I suspect crochet to be at work here...hm