Thursday, 19 January 2012

Living Room or Bedroom

A recently completed floor rug was adapted from Hand Knitted Things crochet cushion cover pattern called - Starburst. Opting not to do the colour changes and stay with one shade, a larger hook and chunky yarn made for a more substantial fabric. This cotton rug needed blocking to achieve the shape. I'm not sure now where to put this rug, in the living room, use under the spinning wheel or in the bedroom...
Living room or bedroom rug...

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Sun and Moon

The last few days have had a cold and frosty start with skies clear. Have been making the most of this before the rain comes back later this week! The view from the front door yesterday about 8.15am - over to the left the sun rising and over to the right the moon just about to fade.

Monday, 16 January 2012

Shade Card

Shades for Spindrift and double knitting yarn range from Jamiesons of Shetland. After attempting to choose from over 220 shades in this gorgeous range via a computer screen, a shade card was ordered. It's a work of art in itself and well worth seeing the samples to select the colours. They range from rainbow shades though to natural. All grown, dyed and spun in the Shetlands Isles.

Friday, 13 January 2012

Checkerboard Cushion Cover Featured

The Checkerboard Cushion Cover knitting pattern by Hand Knitted Things was featured in this weeks Craftsy news. The pattern is available as a free PDF click here.

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Mini Red Roof Croft House

The Mini Red Roof Croft House knitting pattern is now available to purchase. For more details about the pattern click here.

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Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Inside and Outside

We've been busy outside over the New Year 'holiday' in the wind, rain and snow. There have not been many opportunities for taking the camera outside. Due to circumstances and work commitments we decided winter would be a good time to start our field fencing.

The light is fading here in north west Scotland at around 4pm so time to retreat inside, get cleaned up and settle down to some knitting. Various projects are nearing completion and some about to start...Knitting wool arrived in the post last week from Jamieson's of Shetland for a new project.
Socks on the needles soon to be finished...
Logs for the fire...
Spending as much time as possible sat in front of this...

Time for tea and cake...

Cake made using this recipe I blogged about here, leaving out the lemon for this and adding dried cranberries and sultanas. It was an experiment which turned out well... Need to do more work outside in the wind and rain to burn off the calories!

Sunday, 1 January 2012

Happy New Year 2012

A Happy New Year 2012 from Hand Knitted Things! And to a new year of knitting!