Monday, November 10, 2008

winter jumper

winter jumper, originally uploaded by the pig wot flies.

Here's what I'm mostly knitting now - a jumper (sweater/pullover) for me. The pattern is Wisteria by Kate Gilbert from Twist Collective. The yarn is gorgeous. It's Airedale Aran, a soft 3-ply Bluefaced Leicester yarn from Texere in a pinky-purpley colour called Berry. The yoke zipped along, all those beautiful cables and now I'm into the relatively boring body section, which makes good DVD watching or talking to friends knitting. I've got vague thoughts of trying to do NaKniSweMo and finish it by the end of November. Maybe. There are various bits of Christmas kntting which should probably be a higher priority though.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

last month I was mostly knitting...

small knitted boy, originally uploaded by the pig wot flies.

...this little guy.

He's a small boy who looks after a camel in a story book. He's to go in a 'truth sack' at church - sacks with a story book and some characters from the story. I followed a pattern for the body and hair and then made up the clothes. I think he's a pretty good likeness to his original in the story book. Click through to flickr to see if you agree.