Friday, April 02, 2010

The Shrug

Finished this morning! Veronique from French Girl Knits. This was a quick easy knit using some mohair that I bought in a charity shop. It is a lovely pattern which hangs nicely. the mohair I used is much thicker than the Kidsilk Haze recommended but I think it has worked really well. I intend to make another of these in a thinner yarn for evening wear.
My second attempt at Inga's bag has turned out very well. I used the 6 balls of Patons Vintage that I had in my stash and am well pleased with the result. I used a 4mm hook and the yarn worked up into a nice sturdy fabric. Should be a useful little bag. Again, this is a pattern I can see myself returning to many times.I picked up a couple of balls of cotton Sifa Silver yarn from the Stitch and Craft Show at Olympia in March. It looked quite interesting and I wanted to give it a try. I have used it to make a hat from my favourite knitted peaked cap pattern (Sirdar 8582). This is the first time I have done the cabled version. I just need to make the peak and sew it up.I recently ordered some Patons Misty from Kemps at a real bargain price - just 59p a ball . It is not as soft as kidsilk but the colours are lovely and it looks great knitted up. I've cast on the Soft Kid Bubble from Boutique Knits with the blue Misty - hopefully 6 balls will be enough.This one might take a while...

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