Tuesday, March 4, 2014

FOs And A Little Felting

I've been on a bit of a hat binge the last couple of weeks...the tally is 10 hats completed in a fortnight.  I don't know about you, but I'm thinking that's a pretty respectable number.  This latest batch has been all about "Nutmeg" and "Sweet Cherry Pie" patterns that were designed by yours truly.  I hope you like them, they're very dear to my heart.

Nutmeg is so fast and fun to make....

...and Sweet Cherry Pie looks great in a blueberry colour:)

Played around with some felt too this week, it certainly is good fun.  I did this scarf using a dark, natural grey wool that I had in my stash with some variegated purple mohair yarn.  I liked both the process and the finished result (even though it didn't turn out exactly as I had planned it).  More experience will allow me more control over the felt I'm sure.

This scarf needs to be felted again as it wasn't felted quite enough.  I was going for a very light, cobweb effect...just not THAT light.  The picture unfortunately does not do the colour justice at all, there are beautiful greens, purples and rusts through this merino and sea cellulose mix.

I took some light grey and dark grey wool and layered the two colours alternately to get the mottled effect here and used the same variegated mohair yarn as above to make the swirls.  It ended up being a very thick fabric and I think it will work well for either a bag or some mittens.  (A little larger and it would have made a gorgeous rug!)

All in all, I've been having way more fun than should be allowed for just one person and as I write this blog post, I'm thinking about the lovely Pink Tweed, MacAusland's 3-ply yarn that's patiently waiting for me to pick it up and turn it into another Sweet Cherry Pie Hat.


  1. Wow Brighid... you are a knitting maniac ! Lovely patterns, just so smart !