Monday, 29 December 2008

Christmas Knitting

Hope you all had a lovely Christmas. Mine was pretty productive really. After finishing the two aran cardigans (very well received by parents), I found a bit more enthusiasm for knitting and made these for my friend's daughter.

These have been modelled by daughter Lucy who was home from Glasgow for the Christmas period. She spent a week with us and has now gone to celebrate New Year in Prague. It must be hard being a student. If you look closely, you will also see Snuff, our black labrador, lurking around in the background. She is a little camera shy unlike Rex.
Lucy also got the knitting bug and after rifling through the stockroom came out with a skein of Colourscape Cherry and decided to knit the beret from the Cocoon book. As she has only ever knitted a scarf before, I was slightly concerned that she may not cope with it. She also decided it had to be finished before her holiday and as she started it on the 23rd I didn't think she'd get it done. I had forgotten what a determined child she is though, and here is the finished item:

She reminds me of a French art student. Don't ask me why, but I am sure I have seen an illustration of one somewhere looking just like her! Anyway, I think she did well.

On a different topic, keep looking at the website as we will be adding more sale items to the shop over the next few days........

Monday, 22 December 2008

Let the Festivities Commence!

Yes, we can now start Christmas as I have finished Dad's Aran Cardigan. Here is a photo of Joe modelling it.

Looks good, doesn't it? In fact, I am really very pleased with this. Please bear in mind that Joe and Grandad are very different sizes and so the overall effect will also be different (stretched, is a word that comes to mind). I will insist that he wears it every day.

Now, Ian has requested that I knit his father a waistcoat for his birthday, (9th Jan), I promised my friend's daugher I would knit her a pair of cabled mittens and we are hoping to see her on the 27 December and Lucy has requested a cardigan from the Rowan Studio 12 in Kidsilk Night - colour White! I think she is hoping to take it with her to Prague for the New Year. (Fat chance, Lucy!) So much for a relaxing Christmas.

Anyway, I hope you all have a lovely Christmas and a Very Happy New Year!

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Finished at Last...

.....the cardigan for Mum's Christmas present! If you click on the photo you should get a detailed view of it. Lovely isn't it? I have to say I am really, really pleased with this. Made from King Cole Aran in Claret, it took around 18 x 50g balls. The pattern was from Vogue Knitting, Fall issue. Overall, it wasn't that complicated, but you did have to keep your eye on it. I didn't get too bored with this but have to say I was pleased to have finished it. Hope you like it, even more, I hope Mum likes it!

Thursday, 4 December 2008

Santa Specials

Just to let you know that we have some great Santa Specials - good deals and ideas for Christmas Presents in the shop. You don't have to give them away, you can always give yourself a present. I might, it's the only way I'll be able to get my hands on the stock. I think my favourite deal is the Christmas Stocking, picture of which is helpfully provided below.

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