Saturday, September 22, 2012

What, more Shetland?

The fun just doesn't end... With the help of a Drops pattern, different combinations of the yarn for my sweater and a few evenings of knitting, my head will be warm in Shetland...

I cast on during election night, and the following evening, with (most of) the results in, progress was fast and furious... 

It's great fun seeing a wee hat like this grow... The colour combinations really work for me.

Especially the star! The puffins will have fun pooping on that!

So, if you see this mop of hair, a shiny nose and massive grin under a hat running around, it's me!


Some fingerless gloves are in the works... And also this... It almost feels like I'm knitting with guinea pig hair... Any idea what it will be??? 


Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Shetland Sunday Yeah!

And then it was done... There was some frantic action this last week... First, I stee-eeeeeeeked! It was actually not as scary as I thought. I just took my scissors and cut open the cleavage...


And tadaa... After picking up a gazillion stitches along the neckline...


Then it was time to finish this baby off... It's weird to knit a 'winter' sweater, when it's nearly 30C outside...


The sweater likes lying about in the sun too...


And then it's time for a soak and some more sun...


Lots of waiting... more waiting... and more waiting... And then: the big reveal!

TADAAAA!


I have the cleavage to pull this off, apparently ;) And my hips don't look half bad either. Happy happy!!! I'm ready for Shetland, baby!

Now, off to find another project... Thankfully, a little dragon baby was born in Austria... Guess what I'll be knitting...