Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Winter Woollies

I didn't get as much stitching done as I would have liked on Sunday. By the time I tidied the spare room (my craft room) and sorted out which fabrics were suitable for Christmas decorations it was after one o'clock - then lunch - a bit of stitching - and then the Grand Prix (Wow, what a race! And well done to JB!!!).

I'm still fiddling around with the Christmas tree decorations, but I think I've decided on a half dozen shapes which I'm going to do in various colourways, with some lovely embellishments and embroidery. Hopefully I'll get a lot more done this Sunday, and then I can show you some nice photos!

In the meantime, a couple of items which I've finished in the last few days are these fingerless mitts - something which I've not made before, but I think they came out quite well. I've added a couple of buttons to each cuff as a bit of an embellishment.

A couple of people at the Grainger Market craft fair that I attended recently asked if I sold gloves so I thought I'd give them a go. I've got another pair on the needles now so I hope to have a few pairs to sell at the next craft fair in November.

The other recent 'make' is this gorgeously soft, stripy scarf. I've added long tassels to the ends of this scarf because I think they give a lovely drape and movement to the finished item.

I love the variegated green stripes in this yarn and the textured stitch - so simple, but very effective.

I hope to take some better photos at the weekend when I can get outside in daylight (and hopefully no rain!), and then I'll list them in my Folksy shop.

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