Hello, thank you for dropping in. Today I am joining in with Amy at Love Made My Home for Five on Friday. The last time I joined in was on 21st November and I mentioned the snow which had fallen the night before; funnily enough, it snowed here again last night for the first time since that night, and again this morning we have had a bit of blue sky. The snow has almost all gone now, but it is still cold, about 3 degrees Celsius, and apparently we are due more "wintry showers".
In that post I showed you five pieces of unfinished knitting so this week I thought you might like to see the Works which are No Longer In Progress!
The tails are sewn in and they fit, erm, like gloves, actually! They are fabulously warm and leave my fingers free for typing, writing, more knitting, making tea, fiddling about in my purse to find change for the bus and all sorts of other tasks. I LOVE their tweediness and have some more of this wool so am contemplating making a matching cowl or even a hat.
2. The Mystery
These socks are my first attempt at stranded colourwork and the huge number of ends to be sewn in meant that they languished in my bag unfinished for two years. However, they are now resident on The Teacher's feet and I feel quite proud of my achievement - but not proud enough to want to do it again!
Taking down the Christmas decorations always leaves me feeling a bit forlorn so I wanted something colourful to put up in their place and I think this will be it: I have sewn some scruffy, unloved baubles into these jolly, knitted jackets. Now all I need to do is join them together to make a garland and hang them up.
4. Santa's Jumper
Santa's jumper was finished, hung on a tiny coathanger made from a green chenille stick (in case you are wondering what that is, when I was young we called them pipecleaners!) and hung on the Christmas tree.
Now, if you read my earlier post, you will have noticed that one of my WIPs is missing: the gift bag. I did finish it, honestly, I did, but I forgot to photograph it before I filled it with a matching pair of socks and gave it to my sister. Blogger fail! So instead, I offer you another WIP: you know how I said that I didn't want to do any stranded colourwork again? Well, I'm afraid that wasn't strictly true...I didn't want to do it but I have two daughters and having knitted socks with delightful little prancing reindeer on for The Teacher, I felt that I ought to knit a pair for The Mathematician as well, although I did adapt the pattern to make the job much easier than the first time, so here is Number 5...
Thank you for indulging me and allowing me to share these five with you. Thank you to Amy for hosting Five on Friday and if you have time, why not hop over here and see who else is joining in this week?
See you soon.
Love, Mrs Tiggywinkle x