Monday, July 31, 2006

31 July: At last the striped cardigan


All assembled, edges finished, buttons and button-loops done, and blocked. And, of course, it's far too hot to need to wear it for weeks and weeks. It's all Blue Faced Leicester, hand spun and the colours other than natural, fawn and brown hand dyed. The design was worked out as it went along.

And in the meanwhile, I knitted these mittens, using the Fair Isle method of doing the thumb, which I've never tried before. For some reason the photo looks a bit too yellow - the fawn BF Leicester is the same as in the cardigan. They are a bit long from the cuff to the thumb, but I was adapting a pattern for a different thickness of wool, and that's how it sometimes goes! DH says they look like fishes.


The current knitting is a version of a double-sided hat that was in Spin Off magazine, Fall 2005 issue, using some odd coloured wools from a parcel of fibre I was given. Watch this space....

3 comments:

KAZ said...

So it's your fault that I'm freezing to death with numb fingers and central heating on max.

stitchwort said...

And only last week we were all moaning about the heat!!

The Murphmeister said...

Can you knit me one with 4 armholes and a tailhole? I think waterproof wool would be useful as well. And chewable bone shaped buttons....