|Excuse me, but this is NOT a gum tree!|
This Koala Tea-Cosy is a for a friend who is a very proud 'Bear' and he asked for pink !! So - Pink mohair yarn, with primrose lemon lining, thick black felt for nose & claws and button eyes. The pattern is a blend of Vintage Tea Cosy and Barbara Lennon's Koala from an out of print Cleckheaton pattern leaflet (please don't ask for a copy - it is still in copyright).
Human necks need to be kept cosy too - and I've put a couple of hand-knit (to my own pattern) neckwarmers up on Etsy. This one I've dubbed the Mermaid -
the yarn is my own kettle-dyed and hand-spun - there are green aventurine beads on each of the points.
There is one made in white alpaca yarn and this one in grey wool. With the very different yarns - each collar is quite different in style.
With the cooler weather starting here it was time to finish this jumper for my grandson. I started it back in 2009 - it was turning out too large for grandson back then but he has grown!
|Pixie inspects the knitting|
And as I'd only got as far as the arm-holes I could add length ... but I ran out of yarn - hence the grey stripes in the sleeves.
The pattern is Chaos from knitty. And I love the random cabling, it produces a fantastic texture.
I used a thicker yarn than the pattern calls for and this is a very warm jumper. I used Bendigo Woollen Mills 12ply in Guava.
It should fit for this winter at any rate!
For my Granddaughter - a bolero from a vintage pattern - Bernat Handicrafter book no. 47 (dated 1956). I dyed the yarn myself (it is Bendigo Woollen Mills again - it was white).
The bolero is in a modified Moss Stitch and I think the variegations look quite nice.
As always - a lot of knitting has been for Blythe Dolls.
This is my donation to the BlytheFest 2012. The theme is CandyLand - so I knitted a Candy Cane dress. Knitted from sock yarn, the dress is all asymmetrical & twisty and it fastens with a fake bow on one shoulder.
Audrey has been rather spoilt of late - I bought a vintage Vespa for use as a prop in photographs but Auds has claimed it as her own ...
|Is it a Blanket?|
|Perhaps it is a cushion?|
|Oh! it is a Hat!|
|Ciao people ... I'm sure that there will be more photos of me in the next post.|