Saturday, 25 January 2014

Follow your arrow clue 1 & 2

Here is my version for the popular mystery KAL designed by Ysolda.
Every week there is a published clue with 2 options to continue from a former clue.  You can either knit with one colour or choose two or uniquely to this Kal we are going to see great amount of different shawls which of course all add up to the fun.
In the midst of winter ,I was in a mood for a variegated , bright, multi-coloured accessory so I chose to use my extensive stash of Hedgehog fibres sock yarns. The colours are much brighter in real, the camera just cant capture all those marvellous colours..

Since the yarn is heavily variegated I chose clues that concentrate on construction and shape and less about stitch patterning (lace).. I'm loving the use of short rows here to elongate the circular shawl on one side and looking forward to see where it all leads to ..
So far so good, I'm enjoying myself here. Will keep you updated !


Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Choclate Stout !

Choclate Stout was finished in 2013 but only now I managed to take some photos mainly because of the dismal wet weather and the fact that my photographer have an increasing busy social life and not always available or willing to attend to the selfish needs of her mother.
I showed you the progress here and in last few weeks my finished Stout is hanging carefully on the dummy in my bedroom and that's means it is almost constantly in use..
I apologise in advance for lack of an ironed top underneath the cardi :) The cardigan was all buttoned up at first but then thought to show how it looks when opened and hands tucked in pockets for warmth  and pose..
Do we like ?