Friday, October 19, 2012

Lots more knitting to do

Had  a great day at the Knitting and Stitching Show.  As usual it was heaving with people but it was worth the effort to see all the lovely yarns, if only to touch and squeeze them.  I resisted the buffalo yarn at up to £65 a skein, but I did buy a beautiful wool and silk 2 ply to knit a very fine tie-front cardigan which I have been thinking about for a while.  There is so much on a skein that I only needed one, at £16, so that seemed a bargain.  I also bought some ssshhhhh acrylic to knit another Nanook, and a cotton mix for a stripy sweatshirt type pattern called Shellseeker by the same designer.  So probably got enough to keep me going until next year's show, which is already booked on the calendar for 10th to 13th October 2013. 

I had half a skein of wool/silk left over from my last Nanook, so found a pattern for a camisole and am squeezing the yarn out to hopefully have enough.  It is knitted top down and I am about half way there so should be able to get sufficient length and then stop when I run out of yarn.

Sorry no photos as him outdoors has taken the camera away for the weekend.

Meanwhile I am still knitting tiny things in between.  I try to do one a day to feed my ebay customers! Here is one I made earlier:




10 comments:

Lucille said...

Love that cute little yellow sweater, Helen. Hope you enjoyed that pic of the Toy Golly I knitted from one of your kits! It was fun to do!

Wendy said...

Oh what a cute little cardi! It's so lovely. It's so tempting visiting shows, isn't it?

Ginx Craft said...

Love your little cardy. But who is it for?

CatkinJane said...

That tiny cardi is lovely

tickledpinkcrafts said...

That tiny cardy is adorable.

knitnrun4sanity said...

Can't say that I had much trouble avoiding the expensive wool but was also very drawn by the silks. I wish I had bought more! I really love the little tiny sweater - so cute.

Helen said...

Thanks for the kind comments. The sweater is for a dolls house doll, also fits some other 5-7" collector dolls. I sell them on ebay.

Fiddly Fingers said...

Aww! What a cute little cardigan and a gorgeous bright colour. I must make an effort to go to the Knitting and stitching show next year.

Ali said...

I can't believe how tiny your cardi is. I think it's a wonderful. Thanks for sharing.
Ali x

Handbags by Helen said...

Wow, buffalo yarn. How intriguing!?

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