Tuesday, 24 March 2009

1840s nightcap - part the third

In which the nightcap is finished! Turned out really big, although tension was correct, but enjoyed knitting it. Fairly hefty piece of knitting in the end, but pleased with the way it's knitted up. Like the tassel LOL

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

WW2 mittens

I cast these on yesterday to give me something simpler to do whilst attempting the Aeolian shawl on a Ravelry KAL. Teh yarn is an odd ball from teh stash, so it will help to use that up too. I can't remember where I got theoriginal pattern, but it's seen a lot of use. I'd love to see and touch some of the wool that was issued tot he knittig parties during the war - might need to do a bit of research for that. V&A possibly?

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

1840s nightcap - part the third..........

Much happier with this attempt; thicker cotton is giving a frimer fabric, and seems so far to have worked out more to size. Fingers and tassels crossed LOL

Monday, 9 March 2009

1840s nightcap - part the second

As I suspected, far too big around, so it is no more, and I'll restart it with some different cotton I have. Lots of comments on Ravelry about this pattern - needle size, tension, sizing, etc, so it was as imagined. Ho hum, here we go again LOL

1840s nightcap

Nightcaps were being discussed over at Crative Living last autumn, and stangely enough (due the X files music.................) a pattern appeared in the Fall issue of Knitty, so naturally, I'm having a go. The pattern is a rework by the lovely Franklin (http://the-panopticon.blogspot.com/), and a nice to knit one so far. The cotton I'm using is from my stash - some fine Egyptian cotton rescued from a charity shop a couple of years ago. It's a bit finer than the one used in the pattern, and the result is more drapey, and I'm hoping not too floppy in the end.