On the plus side, I appear to be able to get to my flickr account this morning, so pictures included yay!
Anyway, onto the reason for the post title.
Pattern: Colour Practice Hat by Elizabeth Zimmermann from Knitting WorkshopYarn: Lion Brand Wool Ease, less than 1 skein black, scrap of red
I am so proud of myself, my first stranded colourwork piece. I can't believe it's so easy! I don't know why I was so afraid of it, but thanks to EZ I decided to learn how to become a better knitter. I love this DVD and book, she's so straightforward and no nonsense. Exactly what you need when trying something new.
I tell you, this won't be my last stranded project, I'm eyeing up my hubbys dimensions for a Norwegian Ski type sweater in yummy grey and creams mmmm. If I can do this I can do anything! I am invincible!! hee hee
My daughter has bagged the hat for going back to school which is good as in honesty she's the only one it would fit. We must have big heads in our family (no jokes please :))
Next up a new project.
It's a Matinee jacket from a really old Patons baby book I borrowed from a friend. My sister in law asked me to make a cardigan for her 6 month old daughter as she has nothing pink so here we go!
I don't mind, I love pink! It's a cute pattern, kind of faux scallops along the front with YO either side. There's no button band in this pattern, just a picot edge so I may try and put a button band instead, or maybe two ribbon ties?? I have really cute little toadstool buttons dying for a home.
Have a great weekend everyone, and try something you've never tried before, it's great fun!