Sunday, October 07, 2007

Hats and Scarves

I've been poorly again this week (grr), but I'm feeling much better now. It did mean I had time to finish my drop stitch scarf:
Doesn't it match my new purple hoodie very well?
Started: End Sept
Finished: 5th October
Pattern: A modified version of Clapotis.
Yarn: Posh Yarn Sophia DK in Emperor. 2 Skeins.
Was a surprisingly quick knit and easy enough for a poorly person to cope with. It is lovely and soft and a definite success. I need to think of what to knit with the other two skeins. I am thinking maybe the Cabled Newsboy Cap from Stitch n Bitch nation if I can get the gauge right.

I tried out my first Woolly Wormhead pattern last weekend also, how cute is this?
It is the Baby Rollin' Beret. It took about 2 hours - I knit the largest size on smaller needles so I think unfortunately it might be too small for Hattie, but I can always try making another. I've got just over a skein of the Cashsoft DK so I might be able to make something work!
I've swatched for Fyne too:
It is a little bit too loose so think I might need to go down a needle size, I am still contemplating whether to do this in the round and steek it or whether to go with the no brain option and follow the pattern and knit it flat. Any thoughts? The brown is the main colour and the ginger is one of the contrast colours, but I thought I'd have most of that left over so I swatched with it.
Today I played with my sewing machine a bit more. I made a couple of little project bags, and this bit of patchwork. I wanted to see how easy it was.... have no idea what I'm going to do with it. Maybe turn it into a bag? It is about tote bag size. Would make a cool pillow too, but not really sure what I'd do with a pillow!
I'm off to Ally Pally next Saturday, so maybe I'll pick up some ideas there. Must start writing my shopping list so I don't get carried away!


Piglottie said...

Sorry to hear you have been unwell. I hope that you are fully recovered soon.

I love your Clapotis, and have fabric envy reading this post :) I love your choice of fabrics!

Nickerjac said...

Sorry you are not feeling great, loving all the purpleness :)

Queen of the froggers said...

The scarf looks great on! I hope you get better soon. x

natalie said...

I adore that patchwork!
How much of a newbie sewer are you?
Does your machine have the ability to lower the feed dogs and do free motion sewing?

If so, I would layer it with batting (I have about 30 metres of it here so I can send you a piece, and then with another fabric, and I'd do free motion quilting from the back. It's like doodling with your needle.
Or you could hand quilt it.
Either way you'll end up with a padded mat to put your teapot on.
If you want some batting, just send me an email, I'll be happy to put a bit in the post when this blooming strike is over.

Roobeedoo said...

Purple - my favourite! I do like that mini clap - ideas brewing! Hope you are all better now. Thanks for your comment re my elves etc - looking forward to the end of the postal strike too!

Michaela said...

Love the scarf! Thanks for the question about the Oliver Blanket Squares. Crochet is fine. Any pattern is fine. See, I'm easy to please! And to make things even easier, you can take them to Ally Pally and either drop them off to Kerrie at Hipknits - stand N22 I think, or look out for a mad lady with a monkey and give them to her. That'll be me!

Hope to see you there!

Michaela said...

Oops, it's stand N32 for Kerrie and Hipknits.

Lizzy said...

Great scarf ! I just downloaded some Woolly Wormhead patterns and am dying to knit them up. Am thinking of making the rolling beret in some Debie Bliss Soho that I picked up in a sale. I'm off to Ally Pally tomorrow, so there will be no wool at all left for Saturday ! Like I really need some more.....

Alison said...

Sorry you've been poorly. Looking forward to seeing that scarf in "person" later this month.
I've tagged you for the 8 random things about you meme.

Geraldine said...

hope you are better now! I love the ideas posted on your blog.

Thank you for the tips