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I finished my long fingerless gloves:

Colour is somewhat greener in real life but you can see the stitches

Really pleased with how they turned out, although in true Scottish fashion, the weather went from too cold to wear them with bare arms to too warm to wear them at all in a week! Still, it’s not like we can expect this glorious sunshine to last, I expect I’ll be wearing them again soon enough.

And here they are on!

My current WIP is the Spring Garden top which made a brief appearance in my last post. Now on the correct size needle, it is growing nicely, I’ve divided off the sleeves and am working on the main body now. Soon I’ll have the fun of working out what to do with the waist decreases given the pattern as written wouldn’t fit me even if my tension wasn’t off! I foresee a lot of putting it on waste yarn and trying it on in my future…

The last thing I have to show off is new yarn, which isn’t green! This lovely stormy petrol blue arrived from the Yarn Yard last week, courtesy of the Boy for my birthday. Now I’ve seen it, I wish there had been more to order, I think it would make a lovely jumper or cardigan. But even I’m not small enough to get a top out of 420 m of 4 ply so I shall just have to find another use for it, oh the hardship 😉

Yarn Yard Toddy (merino & nylon sock yarn) in Ink Blot

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I finished the Boy’s fingerless mitts and beanie hat set last night, he’s rather pleased with them:

Sirdar Crofter 'Fair Isle Effect' DK mitts and hat

I had great fun with the hat because I’d started it on my 24″ circular needle that I bought for my lace shawl so I had to move onto DPNs when I did the decreases at the top. I should have taken a photo of it on umpteen different

needles at the same time, I was rather proud of myself but I’m not sure I’d have managed if I didn’t already have the fabric well underway! Either way, he decided he wanted a cross-shaped top seam so I only did a few sets of decreases and then bound it off and sewed it together instead.

The other thing I have to show off is my first skein of hand-dyed yarn. I succumbed to this beautiful 4ply merino from The Yarn Yard. It goes from yellow green through various shades of green into sky blue and is gorgeous in colour and feel. I can’t wait to knit something lovely out of it… after I conquer the lace shawl in my lovely magenta merino, that is!

Yarn Yard Stanley Merino

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