As promised here are images of things that I have been making.
Firstly, updating the Snooks Pattern – I loved knitting this the first time around and I wanted to improve it (also because the lovely KurlyKnits is redoing all the pattern layouts) it seemed the perfect time to add any amendents – so now we have snooks, originally knit in Squash (Skein Queen 4 ply) is now also knit in Blush, which has the added luxury of cashmere. The pattern has options, you can choose a ribbed bottom or the original slip stitch edging, you can have fingerless or flip-tops or you could even do straight mittens. Here’s a sneaky pic of one of the photos showing the options.
Then there was my Orla, just one weekend’s work in France – I saw the colours in the Skein Queen shop update, didn’t buy them because I am always working on those days, went to a meeting with Skein Queen the next day and the two skeins I wanted were there, so then they became my Orla, Striped Study Scarf (Ravelry Link). It’s blocked and gorgeous and because it is knit in Blush it feels so luxurious and I fear it has already been claimed by Twin 1.
Twin 2 already had his own project on the go and I want to get some great pics of him rather than the shabby offerings I have so far – he has been wearing his design all the time. It was a new challenge being the knitter of the design that was being created by someone close to you rather than knitting up your own thing or someone elses work you admire. It was the first time he had ever designed anything and it was driven by him spotting the yarn whilst we were setting up at Unravel and to be honest when he was talking about it that night I really didn’t think it would happen… until the next day when I came home to design drawings and demands for a swatch.
I think I have had a fore test of the future years. There have been tense moments when he obviously disapproved of my lack of knitting through the night to get the jumper done and there were moments when I was anxious that I’d fail him with my knitting and his ideas but it’s done, he loves it and we need to take some good pictures soon… he’s already talking about his next one… GULP