Flush with the success of knitting up my very first handspun. I decide to tackle knitting up my very first navajo plied yarn.
(There’s a lot of knitting at the moment because I’m trying to finish up stuff to take with me to Australia as gifts, because I *ahem* don’t trust the South African postal service with my precious hand knitted goodies.)
This is a hat for my Father-in-law. The rustic brown is the first ever wheel spun (I n-plied what was left over from one bobin) and the red is the third ever wheel spun.
To prove that it’s not a hat for a giant this time, I’m including a shot of Gorgeous Girl modelling the hat for me.
(She’s getting a haircut this week).
Still on the list of gifts to knit:
1 pair of fingerless gloves, two scarves and a shawl for me, plus a hat for Gorgeous Girl to match the cardigan I made her last year. 86 days until we leave – I think I can do it.
I’m a bit stalled with my current quilt because the pattern had an error, and now I need to unpick, resew and do some maths… need to get to that sometime soon. Also sucking up the sewing time is the fact that my sewing group, the Free Radicals, are making 2 blocks a month for each member (one member a month), there’s 10 of us, so each person will end up with 20 blocks – enough for a quilt top. It took me all of last month to make one 12 inch block. Angst over my sewing skills…AND I forgot to take a photo. So next month I owe one block from last month and 2 blocks for this month. Better go and raid the stash…