Thursday, 9 January 2014

Helping Age UK

During Autumn in 2013 I joined in with the Big Knit for Innocent Smoothie drinks, to help donate money to the charity Age UK. I hand knitted a little collection of tiny cotton hats with pompoms...

I sat in coffee shops on windy Autumnal days, drinking lots of tea whilst making these, lovely!

After these I decided to try intarsia knitting. There is a great pattern in Kirstie Allsopp's Homemade Home book that I am attempting, her programmes and books are amazing.

A couple of past projects

Last year I started to produce cushions and scarves in Z Hinchliffe's lambswool yarn. I love felting this after knitting, the fabric becomes much more softer and stronger, and very cosy.

Knitted lambswool cushion cover
Metallic Grey, Maelstrom Blue and Nude

Chunky long lambswool scarves, with and without pompoms

(I think I may have a slight obsession with this colour!)

This is the reverse of my polka dot pattern, the wrong side of knitting is sometimes more visually appealing than the front!