Wintery weather is well and truly upon us today (glum face). We even got a little wet on our beach walk here today. Just a light misty shower thank goodness… eau de “wet dog” is not my favourite fragrance to have around in the house and car…
Traditionally as the weather turns cold and stormy and wild my thoughts start to turn to knitting and I get more excited about getting out the old knitting needles and hunting through the available wool and yarn stores. I’m not there yet, still daydreaming about my current sewing projects for now, but it won’t be long before I’ll be curling up in front of the TV of an evening with the rain and wind battering on the windows and with a knitting project in my lap.
As well as the usual socks, which are always in the process of construction (ooh, haven’t shown you any of my socks yet!) this year I plan to make an infinity scarf, a few of which I’ve seen on the net, and a slouch beanie/beret or two.
This is a cardigan I knitted last year. I bought 7 balls and just made it up as I went along. It’s a very cosy cardigan and colourwise I just love the tiny flecks of gold and burgundy mixed in with the rough brown/grey marle. My favourite part of this cardigan is the button on the front, handmade by Dad. He sliced a bough of birch tree (grown in Mum and Dad’s own garden), drilled two tiny holes in it, and hand polished it to produce this perfect button. Isn’t it the most beautiful button ever? Dad is an extremely talented craftsman, and his handmade items are always hotly sought after prezzies at Christmas time…
Cardigan; my own design, Jo Sharp Silk Road DK Tweed in Brindle
T-shirt; Country RoadSneakers; Lute, from Betts and Betts