Yesterday I made this bag based on a pattern in Linen Wool Cotton by Akiko Mano...I used a vintage embroidered tablecloth, from my stash, in place of the linen she suggested and love the effect of the blue and white cotton contrasting with the bright orange petals on the flowers. While taking some photos to show you, I realised that I have quite a pile of homemades that I have been saving for better (brighter!) weather to capture and rather than holding on any longer I decided that slightly gloomy shots were better than no pictures at all...hope you agree!
The first project out of the bag is a pinwheel blanket knitted in Manos silk blend, started last September it was finally finished and given to Jack at the end of January. I finished it of with a picot edging, inspired by my scroll lace scarf and was knitting nearly 700 stitches a row by the time I came to the end! It is ravelled here.
This next shawl/scarf (menten) was actually knitted over Christmas and finished in time to see the New Year start...it was a joy to knit, the wool was gorgeous (DROPS nepal) and it was simple enough to keep my fingers busy without me being incapable of talking but interesting enough to not get boring. You can read more about the deatails here.
Finally you may have noticed a selection of fingerless gloves in various combinations of lovely yarns...inspired by Cheryl, I have been speeding through these great stash busters, finishing on average a glove a day. I didn't manage two pairs in time for Valentines day but I did finish one of each and wrote promise notes for the pair...now complete apart from flaps. Not on ravelry yet but I will get there eventually just keep looking!
Well that's me nearly up to date, just a couple of sewing projects and another gift for my Mother to show you but I'll save those for another day. Back to a bit more simplifying now and then some knitting for a new baby cousin, I'll be back as soon as I can...