I’m still here!
I started this blog because several people had asked me for copies of my Cat and Rat Scarf patterns and it seemed the ideal way to post patterns. I am amazed at the number of folk, many are fellow Ravellers, who take the trouble to leave comments, all (so far) positive and encouraging.
Are all creative folk as kind & encouraging? I like to think so!
It was also intended to be an outlet for some of my photographs & musings but I had no idea how hard it would to find the time to learn how to blog effectively and the inspiration to keep up with it and it’s been a quiet year for me hence – no posts!
The little lump I mentioned last March was skin cancer (a BCC); I had it removed by Moh’s procedure a few weeks later and patched with a skin graft taken from just in front of my ear. Well done NHS!
It has been a good year for lots of experimenting with my knitting. Is there a limit to the number of variations of patterns for fingerless gloves? Can one have too many pairs? No and no!
Here are some:
These are my own design and are called Gathering Peascods after a traditional country dance. They are worked on two needles from the top down with the thumbs on the outsides and seamed with a row of double crochet (UK). They were a Christmas gift and I suspect they are worn out already.
I have got to grips (!) with double pointed needles at last and these Diamonds were the first, why I made such a complicated design as my first dpn venture I really don’t know but they look fine when worn – so my daughter tells me!
I also learned a method of Stretchy Cast On posted on Youtube by scarletzebra http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=JAaOQb03wec#!
and Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Cast Off http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall09/FEATjssbo.php
both of which are perfect for fingerless gloves of all sorts.
I progressed onto hats, matching berets and fingerless gloves like these:
I also combined straight and dpn when I designed Pirate FGs for various male members of my family. These were based around the Skull & Crossbones chart from pattyspatterns. I will post the pattern on a separate page when I have time.
Thank you for reading.