Friday, September 15, 2017

A Christmas Star



This is the third in my series of bobbin lace Christmas decorations, and I  think my favourite one yet. The patterns have come from an old Anna magazine. I have used the same thread as the other two, a DMC Cordonnet Special No 50. This thread is fine for cloth stitch, but it doesn't handle plaits and picots all that well. I was warned many years ago about using crochet threads, something about the direction of the twist. I may have to just remove the picots off it if I do any more.

Still, it is done, and will hang prettily on my Christmas tree in a few months.

Friday, September 08, 2017

Fingerless Gloves

Back in early July , when winter was biting well, I misplaced my one and only pair of finger-less gloves. Since then I have made a replacement pair, and now I have made a second pair.

These have been finished for a few weeks now, and while winter is having it's last little bight, they will be useful.

They have been made in 4 ply Shepherd Baby, which is 100% wool, and very very warm.

They will be a very handy second pair if the glove eaters decide to come back and visit again.

Friday, September 01, 2017

A New Scarf


This is my new scarf that I finished about a week ago. 

Born out of scraps, it is knitted in a drop stitch pattern in two different yarns. One is Morris Empire, a 100% merino 8 ply, while the second is Noro Silk Garden Lite, a 45% silk, 45% mohair and 10 % wool yarn from Japan. The Noro is a variegated yarn, and creates a lovely colour change throughout the scarf.

It's lovely and warm, so will have to be packed away until next winter now.