The first is my current WIP and I am loving it. I needed something which I had to concentrate a little on but not too taxing and this fits the bill perfectly. I need a shawl but I have gone off frilly beaded stuff (SHUSH I still have a WIP to finish of that ilk !!)and this pattern is called Winnowing and is perfect , I am doing it in some lovely 100% cashmere. This yarn is from my stash and I've had it years ,its very precious as they no longer produce this Scottish cashmere and I have been saving it for something special and I thought I deserved this at the moment.I made a cowl for Tony in this yarn and the more he wears it the softer it becomes so I can't wait to snuggle into this when its finished. Amazing how knitting something you know you are going to love can lift your spirits isn't it ?
Next is the tunic which I started whilst being away in the van ,this was such a quick knit and was finished in time for the lovely frosty sunny days we have been having lately.Not the best of pics and the colour is darker in real life.
I have made so many hats, gloves, cowls etc these last few months for craft fairs and gifts but I didn't have a pair for me .So I dyed this lovely alpaca silk blend yarn a gorgeous teal colour and these were done in a couple of night and are very cosy. Can't remember the hat pattern but the mitts are Susie's Reading Mitts. I like mitts and I think I will make myself another pair but this time with a flap that comes over when I don't need use of my fingers.
The list of exhibitors for Wonderwool has just come up and there seems to be more than ever this year;we are looking forward to it but I have to say I was very disappointed with the workshops they have this year and I'm not the only one to comment on this. They are all designed for newbies which is fair enough but you would have thought they could have at least one challenging one . Ah well we will enjoy the weekend whatever and it will be great to catch up with folks again. Roll on April and x fingers my health will have improved by then.