Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Monkeying around...

The weather in the UK recently took a turn for the worse ... with the south of England and Wales being hit with more snow than we've seen here for years. Wooly warmth was the order of the day ... and a wonderful opportunity to make a pair of No Purl Monkey socks, a derivation of Cookie's Monkeys.
No Purl Monkeys
by CraftyPancakes
The yarn is 4 ply sock yarn from Needlework's Pleasure and was a wee gem found in my stash...
DD1 has not had them off her feet and reports that they are keep her feet really cosy:o)

We're just back from a brief trip home to Scotland to see my parents. My knitting needles are quaking as a result... Mum has asked for a pair of mittens! I've had a look on Ravelry and think Breathe Deep, by Kirsten Kapur. And what an apt name for a project for my mum, a formerly really skilled knitter. I am breathing deeply... and hoping that I'll do both the pattern and mum justice.

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Sunday, 1 February 2009

Warm hands and heart...

Browsing through knitting forums, I'd fallen in love with Cranford mitts, knitted in Yarn Yard Hug. Many in the cyber shopping world agreed, as Natalie's stocks of Hug yarn were low and I was stalking the poor woman's shop on a daily basis for wooly updates!

Cranford Mitts
in Hug, from The Yarn Yard and Rowan 4 ply Soft

A very kind knitting friend made the most generous offer and sent me enough Hug from her own stash to make a pair of the coveted mitts. And with that act of kindness, has left me with warm hands AND heart.... Thank you, L!

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