Monday, 16 January 2012

Couple of Things...

My mum very kindly sent me a couple of pictures of the cardigan I made her for Christmas... Thanks mum!

So I can now show you what it looks like, and what took me so long *laughs*

As I mentioned before, this pattern is entirely 2x2 rib. It looks great (it looks even better on mum), but man was it a labour of love *laughs*

Above is how the pattern is styled, with the folded-back fronts, but with how cold it has been lately, mum has taken to wearing it like this:

Folded over at the front, with more of a shawl collar effect. Both ways look great. So, thanks mum for sending pictures so I can show it off properly *smiles* Apparently it is quite the hit, with lots of compliments flooding in too :)

Another thanks goes to the lovely Laura from Made in Oxford, who left a comment recently offering me a couple of skeins of Debbie Bliss Fez, to potentially use as an accent colour with my new grey Fez. I accepted, on the proviso that I could send her something in return...

A few days later, I received these 2 gorgeous balls (they look more blue in the picture, but they're a gorgeous teal in real life)

I haven't decided what I'm doing with the grey version of this yarn yet, so these will either be an accent colour or be used for something gorgeous on their own *grins*

I sent Laura this yarn, that I bought a Knit Nation:

Knit Picks Alpaca Cloud. It is such gorgeous yarn, but I have come to the conclusion that I do not have the patience to knit with laceweight *laughs* I really hope Laura likes it! So, although 2 balls came in, one went out. And the one that went out has loads more yardage ;)


  1. I'll be interested to see what you do with your Fez. I have two packs of chocolate brown Fez that I was given as compensation for a dye lot that ruined a baby blanket I spent ages working on. I haven't had the courage to knit with it yet as it is the loveliest yarn I've had in sweater quantities. I need prodding into action. Seeing you knit with yours may help me get started!

  2. I still admire that great job you did on your mum's cardi. I don't think I could persevere through all that 2x2!

  3. Your mom's sweater is great! I agree on wearing it folded over when the weather is chilly. I even get out a shawl pin to close opened sweaters!

  4. Your mother's sweater is gorgeous! 2X2 rib for an entire sweater shows real love and devotion.

  5. I'm currently working on a ribbed sweater as well. The fact that you made it through gives me hope! That is some impressive striping too.

  6. I love that sweater. I keep bugging my mom about taking a photo of her in her shawl but she keeps forgetting. She would love a garment like that.

  7. The yarn is FABULOUS, thank you! I'm on something of an enforced blogging absence at the moment for various reasons, but the picture is on my camera, waiting to be blogged :) I adore laceweight, and I'm so glad the fez has a good home at last rather than sitting on my shelf looking sad.

    That cardi's gorgeous. I love the stripes!


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