All knitting, all spinning, all the time

All knitting, all spinning, all the time

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Cairn complete.

One finished hat.

I like the hat & am quite pleased with how it turned out, but I don't think I like it on me. Hmmm ... I may have to try to find a different hat pattern. Maybe something slouchier ...


Monday, 16 May 2011

Something warm

This year, on June 11, for the first time ever is International Yarnbombing Day. I mentioned this little factoid to a couple of friends, thinking it might be fun to cover a lamp post or two & then run giggling anonymously into the night. This little thing has suddenly become bigger than Ben Hur! We now have council approval, a government grant, & have appeared on both the local news (the feel-good story after the weather) & in the papers (most recently the front page of the Echo!!). I can't tell you exactly what we're planning as we're trying to keep some level of surprise, but just know that our target is large & high profile. We'll start on the installation in the wee hours of the morning, so even here in sunny northern NSW, it will be COLD. Hence the need for something warm.

Enter some fingerless mittens. Ideal for keeping hands warm whilst allowing the fingers free to do their thing. The pattern is Cairn by Ysolda Teague. It looks complex, but you only work with one colour per row & slip stitches to create the "brick" effect.

There is a matching hat, but I started with the fingerless mitts as a "tension swatch". It works! I was originally tossing up whether or not to use purple instead of navy blue for the "grout", but I think I like the blue. Now to get started on the hat for a groovy Yarnbombing set!!