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Showing posts from February, 2012

Finished Object - handspun cowl

I've recently handed over this gift to its recipient, so feel safe to post online. 
The fibre is bluefaced leicester from Hedgehog Fibres. If I remember rightly, I think I split the fibre lengthways, spun two singles & then plied together in an attempt to keep the colour progression. The finished yarn was between fingering weight & a light DK weight.
The pattern was made up; using a 3.5 mm needle, I cast on 114 stitches. At first, I considered a mistake rib stitch, but then realised that that stocking stitch would best suit the colour of the yarn. I continued to knit until I had almost run out of yarn.

It's quite soft, & hopefully cosy, even if the weather has recently turned warmer!

On top of the world... almost

Like a lot of people at the beginning of the new year, myself & The Fella have started 2012 convinced that this will be a year of change. Just a few little things, like not being so lazy. So far, this has resulted in a few walks up the Dublin Mountains, and not just that one time!

We've walked on proper tarmac-covered paths, and little dirt trails (and across unmarked heather if himself had his way), we've had sunshine, and been caught in rain showers. Most of all, I've realised just how unfit I am. Let's see if that will improve during the coming calendar year.