I made these purple ones slightly differently, sewing up the top and bottom of the rectangle for the side seam, so the crochet is in vertical rows instead of horizontal. [Note to self: this would be lovely in stripes, try that next time.] [Thanks, me]. The person who was going to wear these had asked for no trim at all (what? no fuzzy eyelash? no shells?) so I compromised by making a buttonhole band to go round the wrist, and attached it separately.
(Yip, I’m still using the same crap photographer – must get rid of her and find someone who really knows what they’re doing.)
Someone mentioned King Cole yarn in her blog the other day (sorry, can’t recall exactly whom!) but I’d never heard of it but, when I went looking for a good purple at Mama’s Wool and Habby, I found this – King Cole Big Value Double Knitting. Not so sure about the “big value”, at R47.00 for a 100g ball, but it was wonderful to work with so I would in fact be happy to use it again. I got 2 pairs of fingerless mitts out of it, and still have quite a bit left over.
Slippers on happy feet in Australia, ordered through our etsy shop:
and cheerful red mitts warming the hands of a budding novelist, as he slaves over his keyboard late into the Cape winter night:
In other news, I have a pal over in Omaha, Nebraska (where? hell, I don’t know, one of those big blocky-looking states over in the middle of the US sort of, a very veeeeery long way from here…) who has just started her own etsy shop, so have a look at YarnChick40 when you get a moment. She’s got some nice stuff going there, and I think I might have to order myself the pattern for the ipad cover.
Such a sunshine-y couple of winters’ days here…sitting on the patio crocheting:
looking at the weeds…and doing nothing about them! (You pull them out, they just grow back again, right?)
Finished Katie’s order of two cowls with matching fingerless mitts, in Pure Gold Double Knit -cherry red:
For the first one, I used the wonderful black and red eyelash yarn that I won on Daniella Joe’s blog a while ago, and also edged the mitts with a row of that. Very quick and effective – I love a bit of flash! Thanks again, Patricia, I would have been stuck without having that on hand :-)
The second one got the row of holes, and so did the mitts around the wrist part. Weaved the last end in around 3.30pm and then just a quick drive down the M3 to Bergvliet and the parcel is now with a friend to be taken up to Johannesburg tomorrow.