New Year, New project

Having felt too unwell to knit over Christmas, I finally picked my needles up again on Friday. Whilst I did technically start this project in November, swatching and knitting the back edging, I left it there since:

  1. I needed to finish Lovely Husband’s Christmas sweater.
  2. Lovely Husband’s Christmas sweater was on the needles I wanted to use.

I also admit, that although I’d been planning it a while, I couldn’t get much enthusiasm for it. However, I’ve been fully enthused since Friday and this is how far I’ve got…

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Knitting Round-Up 2017

I’ve just been looking back through the knitting projects. In total I’ve knitted two sweaters – one is missing from the pics – one cardigan, two shawls, one curl, one shawlette, about a dozen Santa sacks, an egg cosy, a mini sweater, twelve Christmas puddings, four hats, four pairs of socks, two houses, a pair of mitts, seven hearts, four small sheep, one small hedgehog, one large hedgehog, a mouse and and a bowl of cacti. Most of these are in the pics below. Continue reading “Knitting Round-Up 2017”

Reindeer Sweater Ta Da!

Having started this in January 2016, knitted half way up the back then left it untouched until sometime this summer, I’m pleased to finally tell you, I finished LH’s Christmas Sweater just in time for our village Christmas meal.

Here he is, very excited to finally be wearing it…

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Knitted Christmas Ornament Swap

Since our knitting group meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month, we decided to have our Christmas party back in November, because none of us would make the December meeting so close to Christmas. We took scraps of Christmas coloured yarns and patterns for Christmas ornaments. Each of us started knitting an ornament, but being busy with food and wine, none of us finished. Continue reading “Knitted Christmas Ornament Swap”

Stitch markers, mugs, pictures and roving

Over the last couple of months I haven’t done half of the things I’ve meant to do.  One outstanding task, I’ve finally worked on is fully updating the Dartmoor Yarn Company website shop. Here’s what I’ve added…

Stitch MarkersKnitting and Crochet Stitch Markers

I absolutely love making stitch markers, but during November haven’t been able to make them quick enough to have any left after fairs to put in the shop. But finally there are some  for sale, both for knitters and for those who crochet…

Hand Embroidered Pictures

I confess I may have been avoiding putting these in the shop, because I don’t really want to part with them…

Mugs

I’m down to my last three…

Roving

This really should have been up before now!

Carded white Jacob Roving felting

And I’m sure everyone has their supply of Christmas colours for spinning or felting this year – but just in case, and there’s always next year…

Christmas red green white jacob carder felting

Okay, so I’m not going to win an award for business woman of 2017, but sometimes there’s far more important things to do than update your web shop.

 

Your Opinion Please

Having a bit of a dilemma over a hat I’m knitting as a Christmas gift. I started following a pattern that didn’t work, so ended up frogging and knitting by my own plan, but I did use the i-cord tassel finish on the top from the pattern.

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I was planning on trimming the blue tassely bit to half that length. I’d be happy with it like that, but I’m wondering about the recipient. Would they want their hat topped like this? I could remove the tassels and make the i-cord shorter, or longer and tie it in a knot. Or I could pull back the i-cord and do something completely different.

Totally confused, I though I’d ask you marvellous lot what you think. Even if you don’t knit, how would you finish the top of this hat?  And please don’t say with a fluffy pompom – I do NOT like fluffy pompoms!