Happy Wednesday everyone!
I want to start by thanking everyone for their lovely comments on yesterday's post. The start of the year seems to have gotten me feeling a little fragile and sentimental. It's great to have knitting to keep things grounded. I really want 2012 to be a fun, positive and memorable year. It feels soooo good to finally be moving on with some new knitting!
You may notice that I am not showing you My Husband's Henley today. That's because all I have left is to hem the bottom and the neck and attach the buttons!!! I had hoped to knit the hem a la Paula @ KnitandSeek's tutorial but because the sweater was knit top down I couldn't figure out a way to do a hemmed bind off. So, my only alternative has been the sewing approach. It's slow going but I love the way it is looking : ) I won't have ready for this Friday but watch for the big reveal next week!
As hemming requires good light and focused attention, I have needed to move on with some new projects for my TV and day-to-day knitting. Yippeeeeeee!
First up is a new hat for me. I knit a lovely hat for myself in August. It took until November to finally get cold enough to wear it (not that I'm complaining!). But, after less than a month of wearing it, I somehow lost it! Oh the trauma. The hat has been rechristened "Sad Hat" in my circle of friends. Fortunately, my mum gave me some lovely dark teal yarn for Christmas. I knew instantly I had found the replacement fibre for "Sad Hat". The yarn is Zealana Kauri and it's 30% possum! It is lovely and soft and I have started knitting a North Wind hat with it.
Next up is a project I mentioned when I got back from Australia in November. My friend and I wanted to knit the same project at the same time after our visit to Bendigo Woolen Mills. We loved the look of this shawl but had no access to the pattern... so we've kind of made it up. I have one more row before I get to change colours. I can't wait!
|Meet "The Fibres of Friendship"|
as my clever friend has recently called it
How are everyone else's first projects of the New Year working out? Click on over to Tami's blog to find out!