Sunday, 30 November 2008

Knitting (and maybe sewing)

It is cold and wintry here, definitely scarf wearing weather. I really have enough scarves but that hasn't stopped me making another one.

A nice little project that was soon finished, I knitted this one sideways using some of the natural Shetland I spun back in the summer combined with some kidsilk haze in a very bright orange. I usually go for muted colours so orange is a bit of a change but I like it mixed with the soft natural colour of the Shetland yarn.

It is knitted in garter stitch with a few rows of yfd k2tog to give it a more open feel.

I changed between using both yarns together and then a couple of rows with each one separately - really I just made it up as I went along. I am pleased with the result, it is so soft and warm.

With the scarf finished I have another little project started, this time it involves sewing. I haven't done much sewing (other than mending!) for years but today I am hoping to make some progress turning this little pile of fabric into a draught excluder.

A perfect activity for a very grey, damp, cold Sunday.


The syders said...

Hi There willow,

Thanks so much for your comment on my blog.

I found your blog about a week ago and think its great, I love your photo's and I will definately be re-visiting.

And yes it has turned soooo chilly here...I thank God for my fire...and for hubby collecting the wood and building it, lol.

Keep blogging,
Em & the Gang x

the flour loft said...

Hi Willow,
The scarf is beautiful... it looks so soft and snug. Good luck with the draft excluder.. i like the fabrics... they lend themselves to some nice bold embroidery.
Happy Sunday to you and thank you for the email. See you in the new year!
with love
Ginny x

Compostwoman said...

Oooh that IS a lovely scarf...I am currently knitting a scarf for Was meant for her 8th birthday ( yesterday!) so I guess it will be a Yule present, now.....

love your blog!

Heather L. said...

It's nice to see what you are up to craft-wise. Your scarf looks lovely and I'm anxious to see the sewing project when finished. i have a very long list of sewing to be done before Christmas -- I feel it looming.