Hope you had an enjoyable Holiday period!!!
This is just a short little post to wish you all a wonderful New Year!!!!
Hope it will be filled with inspiration and great makes!
A Fairisle Knitted Hot Water Bottle Cover
Here is what I have been making since my last post just before Christmas:
This was my last minute Christmas present - a Fairisle Knitted 'Hottie' (Hotwater Bottle Cover).
You can see my sketched chart, together with a knitted sample and the actual cover in progress all in these pictures. It is all my own design. I knitted it in the round, using Veritas Laura yarn which contains wool.
|Knitting my Fairisle 'Hottie'|
|View of the 'wrong' side (the inside of the cover)|
|Finished with knitting - inside out|
|Ta-Dah for a finished Fairisle Waterbottle cover|
|The envelope closure|
A Visit to Maastricht
Last sunday we went for a drive. In Belgium it snowed a lot during Saturday and the next morning there was a lot of snow outside. However, once we were driving towards Holland, the snow disappeared. When we arrived in Maastricht, there was no snow! Some cherry trees even had blossoms!!! After a nice coffee break in one of the 'Coffee lovers' cafes we went to have a look around the town centre. It looked very festive with the decorations. Unfortunately it was getting dark early so I did not take many photos.
|Walking across the bridge into the old town centre of Maastricht|
|Maastricht! Pleased to meet you!!!|
My Alpaca Cape
I showed you the beginnings of this project which I began as soon as I had completed my black Alpaca Triangle Shawl (see my previous post here!)
I made up my own design, starting off with 100 stitches and 7mm needles, later switching to 6mm, and finally decreasing to 80 stitches and using 5mm needles. The yarn is Drops Alpaca Boucle in Old Rose.
|Ta-Dah for my supersoft Alpaca Cape/Cowl|
|My new Alpaca Cape with a nod to 'Outlander'|
This is my current mystery WIP using Scheepjeswol Invicta in 2 different and contrasting colourways. I bought this during the summer and I knew then that I wanted to try knitting, alternating the 2 shades.
|Enjoying knitting with Scheepjeswol Invicta|
|Colour effect with two different variegated yarns|
|Ta-Dah!!! A chunky South Bay Shawlette|
Here one last little look at my Harlequin Crochet Blanket, it has now reached about 1.80m long. It will need a number of TV sessions so I can catch up on my crochet here. (Unfortunately it is not feasible to take it with me on the buses!)
Thanks to you all, my dear friends and readers! You are a great inspiration and I hope in turn, I will provide you all with new inspiration, too! It's still amazing that I can now call myself a 'blogger'!!!
I am truly grateful for all your support!
|I want to wish you all a very Happy 2015!!!!|
I love reading your reactions and comments, please leave me one after reading this!!!
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU!!!!!!