As alluded to in the last post I have been knitting, in fact I have had a bit of a knitting explosion. this have been knit that were not planned and things have been planned have been put on hold to accommodate the creative urges :-0
First up the Monkey socks
I only did 4 repeats for the cuff and a picot hem, plus I did a garter stitch short row heel because I know it fits me well.
Knitted on 2.25mm bamboo dpns in Regia multi pastels.
She wasn’t actually planned, but I got a hankering to knit her – and she only took 2 evenings
Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk aran weight – 3 balls charcoal grey. Knitted on 2, 4.5mm circulars.
Lovely hat, brilliant pattern – well written too
and I actually think it suits me
Then there was another impulse knit…..
Ice Queen – or as I prefer to call my version Black ice
This was perfect to use up the remaining ball and a bit of black KSH I had in my stash. If you click to embiggen you will see I used charcoal grey seed beads for the glitter.
Mrs Beeton’s from Knitty.
The pink Rowan 4 ply merino teamed with the black KSH and the shiny beads please my inner goth
Here is a close up
Finally people asked what the hair in the previous post was supposed to look like, well I have tried valiantly to get a decent picture of the colour, but this is the best I could manage..
And it is awful! The colour when the sun is really on it is much more like the top I am wearing – Deep purple with purple/pink highlights – natural where my grey hairs are
MIL came home from hospital today so I will have more time to knit without the traveling to and from the hospital
The plan for the rest of the holidays is to finish up the few things that are on the needles and to get a couple of designs done for some beautiful yarn I have received from the Unique Sheep.
Try not to get too frazzled by the holiday preparations !