two of a kind

So far, February has been, you know, a bit Januaryish… I feel like I’m stuck in some Groundhog Day of rain, job applications and people being ill at me. Rah, roll on halfterm and Orkney!

I finished the Song of the Sea cowl for a friend. I really want woolly waves of my own now, and am eyeing up a particularly fetching collection of sea-coloured mini skeins that I bought at Yarndale in October (but can’t be othered to get off my arse and photograph).

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(100g, 400m)

On the bright side, I got carried away last week and started another blanket. What can I say? I like blankets. This one is made of Shetland wool. I like Shetland wool, so I think it’s win-win. Here it is, as a work in progress, in the patch of sunlight that’s suddenly appeared on the windowsill, hurrah!

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I made a quick and easy pair of fingerless gloves as a Random Act of Crafting Gift. There was a moment when I thought this gift was going to lead to impulse yarn purchasing, as the recipient tends towards a very different palette of colours to my usual, but then I found a lurking ball of Mini Mochi in colours so unlike me that I can’t think how I ever came by it (note to self: must try new colours in 2014). I can’t decide whether the mismatched colour sequences are a charming quirk or an irritating flaw, but there wasn’t enough yarn in one ball to match.

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(50g/ 200m)

I also finished off these rainbow fairisle gloves. I was having a bit of second glove syndrome with these after the number of ends I had to darn in on the first one, but now they’re done I’m quite in love with them.

(50g/ 200m)

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These don’t match either, due to the erratic hand-dyed yarn. Different coloured thumbs, horrors!

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More gratuitous glove shots, because, honestly, what is lovelier than well blocked fairisle in hazy winter sunshine?

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And I’m not the only one who’s been knitting. For some reason, my darling daughters have revived their long abandoned knitting projects, and are having a “Scarf Race”. Small girl, on the left, appears to be in the lead, probably due to all the days she’s spent coughing on the sofa lately.

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*The latest total for Stashdown 2014 is 910g/ 3290m knitted/ gifted.

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3 responses to “two of a kind

  1. dawn

    you are SO talented!

  2. I need more time for crafting. TY for queuing the Wintergreen Gloves on Rav btw. Have knitted a pair which are gorgeous and warm.

  3. I am in love with everything pictured in this post

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