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Christmas Knitting 
15th-Nov-2008 01:43 pm
knitting for life
Have you bought all your Christmas presents yet?

Me neither. But I have just finished my 5th Christmas present project. Here be pics. Each one will open a larger view if clicked.

1. Soar Shawl - Soar Shawl, finished August 2008.

2. Gift shawl and shawl pin - Gift shawl and shawl pin, finished ONovember 2008

3. Button Hat1 - Button Hat, finished November 2008

4. First Cowl - Pooh Bear Cowl, finished November 2008

5. Blue lap blanket - Blue lap blanket, finished November 2008.

Now starting a beret to match the cowl. I adore the colour of the 'Pooh Corner' Posh merino.

ETA Wishing a very happy birthday to fenderlove

15th-Nov-2008 02:20 pm (UTC)
Love the hat - the one you sent me has kept my head nice and warm ever since I cut my hair \o/
15th-Nov-2008 03:33 pm (UTC)
The button hat is even bigger than the hat I sent you. I hate to think of your pre-Raphelite locks all shorn off, they were lovely.
15th-Nov-2008 03:42 pm (UTC)
That hat fits me perfectly now. Sadly it also fits boychild :(
15th-Nov-2008 03:44 pm (UTC)
One button hat coming to a letter box near you soon. Colour preference/alergy alert?
15th-Nov-2008 03:45 pm (UTC)
Oh noes, I wasn't hinting /o\

I feel bad now!
15th-Nov-2008 03:52 pm (UTC)
Oh stop it with the guilt trip. I have yarn that needs knitting.
15th-Nov-2008 03:55 pm (UTC)
HAT! Any colour! *squee*
15th-Nov-2008 02:59 pm (UTC)
You know, one of the unexpected results of my interest in self-sufficiency has been my developing a real and serious appreciation for knitting. The ability to take yarn and wool and turn it into practical, warm, and stylish clothing?


15th-Nov-2008 03:30 pm (UTC)
Thank you. The lap blanket and shawls are coming in very handy at the moment while the boiler's on the blink. We have a conservatory that serves a a boiler room when the sun is bright (not much of that this year) and heats the whole of downstairs. We also have an open fire but it has no 'back boiler' (so no hot water) and the heat doesn't percolate upstairs.

Knitting's not very difficult, but to be really self sufficient, you'll need some sheep and a spinning wheel.
15th-Nov-2008 03:37 pm (UTC)
Of course. So first, I'm going to have to steal some sheep...
15th-Nov-2008 03:42 pm (UTC)
Want a loan of killer terrier mkII? He was put into care for sheep-chasing.

I'm using 100% merino wool at the moment (the cowl) and have some really squooshy baby alpaca waiting to be made into a button hat. Do llamas thrive in Canada?
30th-Nov-2008 06:31 pm (UTC)
I think llamas thrive anywhere!

But next time I get to Ecuador I'll have to see if I can find some yarn for you.
1st-Dec-2008 05:36 pm (UTC)
The bag from Equador arrived this morning. It's bee-u-ti-ful. Thank you. And thank you for the little piece of Feetie-art, I love it.
1st-Dec-2008 06:17 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you liked your prezzies. Christmas was so easy for me this year!!! I must take more trips and be more artistic in the future.

I've posted a link on my LJ to more of my work, if you are interested.
16th-Nov-2008 05:57 pm (UTC)
They all look lovely, Pat! I especially like the lap blanket. I'm never patient enough when it comes to knitting. Anything I attempt to make always looks awful! I'll have to try and knit something like that for K one of these days. Beautiful work. :)
17th-Nov-2008 10:19 am (UTC)
Thank you, C.
I'll have to try and knit something like that for K one of these day
If there were some way of getting one to you I'd add another to my 'to do' list.
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