I am SO glad it is finally Wednesday again and I can share my WIP.
I finally decided what to do with the 'interesting' yarn from my knitting challenge. I followed the pattern for toasty. (Thank you SO much to 'A friend to knit with' for the AMAZING pattern.)
And came up with this:
which progressed to this:
and finally ended up with this:
I know the ends aren't sewn in yet but it is a WIP. Its also quite lonely at the moment as I got so excited about having made one that I was too exhausted to make the 2nd. It's only half finished. Maybe by Friday I will have a complete set to share as a FO!!!
The wool is crazy and there's only a vague pattern to it but I think the colours are perfect for playground duty.
The pattern was SUPER easy to follow, I realised that binding off was the same as casting
off and managed to pick up the stitches I needed to really easily. I love them. They are fab and have the potential to win our little knitting challenge, even if I do say so myself. I've emailed them to Dr Lucy and Dr Abbe (who are the other 'competitors') and the verdict was pretty good.
BUT. I made the mistake of going to my local yarn shop today. I was with my mum so didnt go too wild, but found some yarn that would make THE BEST 'toasty's ever.
It's by Colinette and its the Magenta colourway. I'm going to make myself some more toastys. They'll be a little more sophistocated than the neon ones. And Ellie has just been past and asked me to make some for her too. How exciting.
I also bought some of this:
It's called Bernat Mosaic and knits up into the most amazing rainbow effect so I might try a cowl with it. I'll let u know....