Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Pretty Hands

In this part of the country spring is slow to come. It is getting warmer and more spring-like here but we are not basking in warm sunshine yet! Our mornings and evenings  (and some days) are still a little chilly. Still the season to wear my wristers for my daily walk.

I really enjoyed knitting these, the elephants are so cute!The pattern is Baby Elephant Walk and they are great to knit and they fit perfectly. I like my wristers to come up quite high on my fingers so I can tuck them in if I am cold.

I knit these using a very different type of wool blend yarn. I used woodlands, a Classic Elite yarn. It is a wool/nettles blend and it is really quite nice to work with. It really has a nice halo and they are super warm.

I knit these awhile ago and they are still one of my favourite pair. They are so pretty !! I get a lot of compliments on them.

This pattern is Churchmouse Beaded Gloves. I seem to be knitting a lot of their patterns recently. I really like them as they have such nice classic styles. The patterns are well written and easy to follow.I knit this pair with a silk/merino DK yarn. The silk gives the yarn a nice lustre.And the beads-just a lovely combination!

None of this is helping me to get all the yard work and garden clean up done though-ha ha!! This is a lot more fun.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

My New Go to Beret Pattern- Koigu Beaded Beret

Earlier in the year I rediscovered a copy of the Churchmouse Classics Koigu Beaded Beret pattern in my pile of must- do patterns.

I am totally smitten with this pattern! It is a quick easy knit and the finished beret is really cute. It fits well and is very flattering on everyone. The fun part was using different yarns and yarn combos to knit a hat. This hat was knit with  Madtosh Sock in Antler paired with a creamy Kidsilk Haze. It is soooo soft and pretty. It feels like angora.

I knit this one with Koigu Mori in a pretty mauvey thistle colour with Kidsilk Haze in Berry. Lovely. The silk in the Koigu gives it a nice lustre.

This one was knit with Koigu PPPM in a tonal green.

This is knit with a variegated Koigu PPPM. Beautiful colours! It is fun watching the colour palette evolve as you knit.

This last one was knit with a tonal Koigu and beads- yes my  favourite thing - beads!!! Have I finished with this pattern-absolutely not! I plan to knit a few more for gifts over the summer- it is a great take along project. Thanks Rachy!

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