Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Break time

Thankfully I've finally reached my scheduled holiday week. Later this week, I'm off to York and Harrogate to visit the Knitting and stitching show but for now I'm just sleeping and doing lots of crafty stuff.

Of late, most of the crafty stuff thats been going on around here has been knitting related. This past week, the knitting time has been mostly hat related. I'm not really much of a hat wearer but my sister loves hats so I've knitted a few for her.

First up, I finished the Rose red hat that I was knitting for the Ravelympics earlier in the year. My mum has tried the hat on too and declared that she would really like one too so I need to go and buy some more orkney angora which will really not be a hardship. Its gorgeous to knit with.

Pastel rose red top

Then it was on to an Odessa hat knitted in RYC extra fine merino DK. Its the first time I've used this yarn and I'm a fan of it now. It knits up really neatly.

pink odessa hat

Having satisfied my knitting urges, I've spent some time stitching. I finished Poppy by Mirabilia/Nora Corbett. I love the style of this design range. The design is on 32ct SMF linen in Kronos.


I've also been getting into some Christmas stitching. Elsewhere on the internet, I help run a yahoogroup for fans of Country companions designs. Recently we started having a pre Christmas SAL for Christmas designs. I started this one a week or so ago. Hopefully I should finish it this week.

A gift for all WIP


Joyus said...

Gorgeous finishes Paula, I especially love the colours of the first hat :D

Valerie said...

Your hats turned out beautifully! And Poppy is gorgeous!! Love the fabric you put her on.

Flavaknits said...

Your hats look fabulous - love the colours, that Orkney Angora is to die for!
What a lovely cross-stitch too - it reminds me of the ones my friend used to do.

Daffycat said...

Holy cow, you've been busy! The Rose hat looks so soft and snuggable! Your stitching~wow! You did so much in such a short time! It all looks fantastic!

Karin said...

Your first hat is delicious! I love all of the detail in it. And poppy is coming along so well - I love the skirt on that one.

tintocktap said...

Beautiful hats, Paula! And I love Poppy too, her skirt is just fantastic!

Karoline said...

They're all lovely Paula, congratulations

Shellie said...

I am a newbie to your blog and have to say ur knitting and stitching are fantastic will definately be following ur work in future
Happy Stitching and Knitting
hugs Shellie

Daffycat said...

I couldn't resist tagging you! Details on my blog!

MysteryKnitter said...

Lovely hats!