I may have less time for it these days, but I am still a knitter.
We were given lots and lots of lovely knitwear for the baby (deserving of a separate post), which made up for me not getting many things made, but he needed a new hat recently, so I made Carol Feller’s Iceling Hat from some leftover cashmerino, and knocked up some mittens to match. The mittens are removed frequently, and he’s just worked out how to take hats off too, but they look cute while they’re on.
I seem to have been on a bit of a Carol Feller spree, as I made myself the Ballyragget hat from her wonderful book Contemporary Irish Knits.
Or maybe I’ve just been on a hat spree, as I made one knitted gift for christmas – the Escargot Hat from Knitty. I love this hat, especially in the Donegal Tweed, and I might have to make myself one too.
This is the unblocked inside view, but you get the idea – a christmas stocking for the little man. It was hung up by the fireplace and he must have been good because santy visited and left some presents. I’m really happy with this, and looking forward to him being old enough to understand what’s going on.
And I finally finished my Jaywalkers in a lovely fyberspates blue faced leicester wool. They’d been on the needles for a long long time, and now they’re on my feet as often as possible. They’re really soft.
I’m going to stick to plain socks for a while though, rather than fancy ones. My goal is to be able to wear handknit socks more than shop bought, in the winter at least, and I want to be able to just pick up a pair in progress at any time and knit away, without having to consult a pattern.
What’s on my needles at the moment? Some plain socks, a scarf, and apart from the older WIPs that’s it for now. I really should tackle some of those older WIPs though.