Mothering Sunday

imageA bouquet of tulips, a card with a lovely message and a bottle of leather seat cleaner for my car as I’d mentioned the other day that the seats were looking a little neglected, not to mention a delightful son. Who could want for anything more?

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Berry cosy

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A couple of weeks ago I sent for this little book from Fandango in Denmark, when it arrived I had a quick look through and immediately wanted to knit the pulsvarmere med smockmønster. I had one ball of Jamieson and Smith Shetland Heritage wool colour Berry Which I thought would be perfect, cast on knitted happily than noticed that the ball was a 25g ball whereas the suggested yarn was sold in 50g balls. Would I have enough? I knitted pulsvarmere one and weighed it -13.5g so slightly over half a ball. I sent for another ball. I completed mitten two with roughly 8 inches of spare yarn! So now I have another single ball to use up. imageI’m tempted to knit either Snaheid by Kate Davies or Lue a la Oleana by Wenche Roald but I will of course need another couple of balls.

March already.

So how did the February finishing go? The Whitman mitts are complete and ready to send off to my aunt. The photo shows them before blocking. The bottle green socks are done. After a lot of havering I decided that the brioche Fiets Hand Shoes weren’t working in the yarn I was using, it was too stiff so knitting was difficult and when I finished the first glove and put it on it felt scratchy and tight. So theglove was unravelled and will be used for something not for wearing, the pattern that came with the yarn was for a tea cosy – that should have given me a clue maybe!  The Winter Wonder baby suit still isn’t finished but is not far off now. I’m hoping to get it finished over the weekend. My March knitting includes finishing my Sirri Faroese wool sweater, just the yoke and neckband to complete, then I can carry on with the SEM koftar, the beautiful Swedish jacket with tiny needles and fine wool.

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