Friday, March 7, 2014


Back in January I joined a Mystery Knit-a-long jointly run by designer Lara Smoot and indie dyer Indiewayarns.
I used "Ruby Tuesday" to knit a hat and mitts.

It was great fun following the clues each week, and finally ending up with a lovely hat.

The colour of my photos doesn't do justice to the colour of the yarn.

These are the mittens.
I really like them.
I've never had mittens without a ribbed cuff before.

Here's the complete set.

I love it!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

I'm a Winner!

Ravelry, a group for all those who love playing with yarn, issued a challenge for members during the Winter Olympics.
We were to challenge ourselves to complete a project.
I chose to knit a shawl with lace inserts.
Iridil, designed by  Lara Smoot.
The lovely yarn was dyed especially for the event by Indiewayarns, and called Bolshoi Lights.
I challenged myself to complete the shawl within two weeks.
I took five days!

I'm so pleased with the result!