Monday, June 16, 2008

Warm and Cosy

I finished two cardigans last week, one little one for my youngest granddaughter Fern, and the Buckland cardigan from Rowan for me.

It is such a good feeling to finally stitch together the knitting and to try it on for the first time.

This was a big success. I first spun the yarn from Ewe Give Me the Knits and then made a little cardigan using the pattern "Mya"from Rowan Junior.

I was very happy with my cardigan as well. I used Noro Silk Garden, and once I got going it knitted up very quickly indeed.

I shall probably take it with me on our trip. We are going to the summit of Mt Titlis in Switzerland at the end of our holiday and I have been told that at the top it is very very cold, and warm layers are needed! At the bottom of the mountain it could be 22 degrees and at the top minus eight ! I shall need to make sure my camera is well charged that day because I know I shall want to take thousands of photos!

I had a lovely surprise in my letter box this morning. Some more soft goodness from Mandy at Ewe Give me the Knits. I had completely forgotten that I had suscribed to her special club, wherein she sends me 100grams of fibre every month.
It looks rather like candy floss doesn't it, hmmm I think just as delicious!


pebbledash said...

Gorgeous knitted goodies! D x

hanna said...

I LOVE your cardi (and the wee one too, those colours, ooh I wish I had a cardi like that. My grandma used to spin and dye her own wool, actually you remind me a lot of her. I wish I'd learnt from her. (she passed away last year too young).
I hope you enjoy your travels and adventures.