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Friday, 21 April 2017

Yes, I am still knitting

No, I have not given up but I have been a little busy of late, however, I am not exactly sure at what. Although there was a sneaky little trip to Venice in March.



But when I have time to sit in the evening and watch TV or on a rare afternoon to myself, I knit a few rows.  I even have to odd FO yet the needles are not exactly smoking.

But I am going to WonderWool on Sunday and would love to meet anyone who from time times pops by to read this blog.  I am rather excited to be helping out on the Centenary Stitches stand.  You might remember (if you have been reading this blog for a while) that I knitted a couple of items for the costumes in a film about WW1 and later the patterns were collected together in the book Centenary Stitches.  Well, many of the original knitted garments made for the film will be on show at WonderWool at the weekend.  I shall be on the stand from 11-12 on Sunday.

So rather than blather on here I will just post photos of one or two things I have finished since... Oh! since I last posted, so long ago




Fintry by Kate Davies knitted in beautiful Foxen meets Merino by Daughter of a shepherd.  Finished two weeks ago.  All but lining the button band and sewing on snaps and buttons.  So far I have not been able to find the right braid or ribbon that I like.  I am hoping I shall find some that pleases me at Wonderwool.


The hyzenthlay bunny hat.  Made for Bella.  This is a mock up because...


...we had some sizing issues


In the end we (I !!) settled for this, with rather less embellishment.  Bella consented to play Easter Bunny for all of 2 minutes, sitting at the head of the table at our family Easter Sunday lunch

Lastly...



Another pair of Driving Miss Daisy gloves for DD2

And on the needles?  Three pairs of socks, all different methods of construction, and one in my own hand spun; a second Kate Davies designed cardigan, Deco this time, and a shawl that has been so long in the making I am wondering whether I should describe it as hibernating!

Perhaps not a bad tally after all

xx

c



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