So the above are all really crappy photos taken whilst raining and in the dusk - however, they were my first glimpses of what I call 'home' - Eastern Beach in Geelong.I always take a detour around Corio Bay when I drive into town because I love the view!
And I made it back to Geelong just in time for a bit of a birthday - for my Pop. I did a bit of frantic knitting, but managed to finish his gift the morning of his birthday...I couldn't resist presenting them a little bit uniquely - and as an added bonus he got all instructions on how to care for the yarn.... And no arm twisting required to get him to model them...
I am hoping these come in handy when he is out on his treadly, or setting up early for those end of season craft markets...
NAME: Pop's Fingerless Mitts
PATTERN: My own
YARN: Cleckheaton Country Silk 8-ply/DK in brown and olive.
YARN SOURCE: stash - from memory originally purchased at a Kmart 20% storewide sale.
NEEDLES:20cm Tulip 4.5mm bamboo DPNs
COMPLETED: 28 April 07
This is the sea-wool I mentioned the other day. Colourways from left to right: stormy seas, forest, woodland, mahogany. I love the way they blend into each one - kinda like the way people play around with koigu. These are too gorgeous to waste on socks - so I have a very ambitious project lurking in the back of my mind...
I managed to track down some of the new Cleckheaton Vintage Hues yarn - and have to say I LUFF it! This is the cardigan style 9a in the companion pattern book and it is flying off the needles between gifty projects. The colours aren't anywhere near as bright as in the pic - they're lovely muted pastels. I'll have to do a yarn review for this one.