Friday, 25 October 2013

pink socks .2

A while back i made a pair of pink and green multi socks and because i used 2 balls of 100g sock wool after one pair i had enough spare to create another pair of fair isle socks this time i used a pattern from the knitter mad up of many hearts that is fair isle all the way down the foot meaning i think i may be tight at the end on wool.
The pattern like the last sock is difficult to see as both colours are pale and the green multi does have specks of pink within the wool.
At this point im only half way through the first sock they just seems to be taking so long to finish , however if i bothered to knit them they may go faster.

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Viking hat is finished.

Finally the viking hat is finished only the horns left to sew on and im all done im actually pretty pleased with how its gone as i did make the hat from the crown down with no pattern and only needed to rip back once.
The band at the bottom i think really sets the hat apart making it look like a metal Viking hat.
As well as the horns i forgot that i had to make a beard as well which in gona have to start but i am cautious about how big to make it.

With the hat finally finished i did have some problems with the horns and in the end did need to get some help of ravlery to help with the decreases for the top of the horn as mine were coming out very strange shaped .
I did put a small amount of wore in the horn to hep it hold up and keep the shape as with only wadding the horns have a tendency to flop and flap around which i did not want.
As many of you know i do not usually like a novelty knit and myself hate dress up but this was quite interesting but only for the technical issues i faces while knitting the hat , beard and, horns.

Saturday, 12 October 2013

holiday buys

White on holiday in truro i managed to find a lovely wool shop and treated my self to come unusual wools one being debbie bliss andes in three colours and louisa harding hand beaded yarn.

A less unusual yarn i found but in three complimentary colours the three rowan yarns are worsted wool and alpacca wool in grey creme and jade which i want to make a hat out of possibly with cables and a braid. 
Also i brought myself some noro sock wool which i usually stay away from as it is so expensive i just could not say no to this amazing pink wool.