Sunday, November 30, 2008

Knitting for chilly weather.

I managed to get two items completed this week - the cowl (Aibhlinn by Mary Burr) and also a hat (Cabled Beret by Ashley Hasse).



Here is the beret sitting atop my Aibhlinn. I wore the cowl for the first time today, since it was very chilly outside. It is so cosy! It will quickly become a favourite.
The beret is now in my younger daughter's possession. It only took a day to knit, so I think I shall make myself one.




Speaking of chilly weather, I took some photos of the spider webs before they thawed this morning. You may just see the frost still lying on the grass under fence. These water drops have still not thawed enough to fall.



My bamboo yarn arrived during the week. Oh it feels so gorgeous.......... I keep handling it, it is so very soft. I bought it from Cucumberpatch. The colourway is called Mocha.



My final photo is of a sticker I bought from the Quilter's Guild stand at Harrogate. This is now in the back of my car, on the side window. I used to have one of these in my old car a few years ago. I just loved the message. Sadly, the sticker was too fragile to be removed from my old car and I have had to wait until now for the sticker to be republished.

11 comments:

Julie said...

Wow, that beret looks great, and only 1 day of knitting. Love the spider web photos!

Mandy said...

Thanks Julie I have already started beret number2.
I think it only took a day to knit since I really did very little else on Sunday. It was cold outside and I felt so tired.

Mandy said...

Thanks Julie I have already started beret number2.
I think it only took a day to knit since I really did very little else on Sunday. It was cold outside and I felt so tired.

Mandy said...

Thanks Julie I have already started beret number2.
I think it only took a day to knit since I really did very little else on Sunday. It was cold outside and I felt so tired.

Debby said...

I like the idea of a cowl. What yarn did you use? It looks so comfy.
Yes, Pj's bought here in the US are like those bought in the UK, not as warm and soft. Is that because a little love it thrown in every stitch?
I love the spider web picture!

Mandy said...

Thanks Debbie. The yarn I used is a mixture of wool and acrylic called Stylecraft Special Aran with Wool. I have used this yarn for years and it washes so easily, it's so useful for items that will need regular washing.

Mandy said...

Apologies for the repeated comment earlier. My keyboard was refusing to cooperate - or perhaps I was trying to rush it too much!

Barbara said...

what a beautiful hat...and thanks for your comment...and...have a good week...
Kisses Barbara...

Toni said...

I love that beret! Color, pattern, everything!

donnac1968 said...

Smashing beret. Unfortunately I don't think hats suit me so I'm reluctant to make them. If I did, I'd try one of these.

Mandy said...

Thanks for your comments Toni, Barbara and Donna.
I have got half-way to completing beret number two.
Not sure if hats suit me or not, but they do help to keep the head warm when out on playground duty at school! I really don't mind looking mildly silly, if I'm also warm.