2016 · Finished Object

102: Byrehope

This yarn really started my love affair with North Ronaldsay yarn. When I opened the second package of Neighbo(u)rhood Sheep Society I thought the yarn felt really coarse and unpleasant. I knit the gloves and then started wearing them. Then magic happened. The yarn softens so much after a few wears and it is so, so warm. These gloves are perfect for Glasgow. I wear them all the time when it’s cold and damp and unpleasant. The construction of the gloves themselves are slightly unusual and I really enjoyed it. Certainly a pattern to check out if you like non-standard construction.

Stats
Started: March 29th 2016
Finished: April 2nd 2016
Yarn: Ginger’s Hand Dyed NSS 2016 North Ronaldsay, Ginger’s Hand Dyed NSS 2016 Leicester Longwool
Needles: As pattern

2016 · Finished Object

101: Peppermint Leaves

Husband and I went for a walk at New Lanark with his parents for Mothers’ Day and of course we had to stop and buy some yarn. They do some of the most wonderful yarns and I picked up a couple of skeins of their Silk Tweed DK. When I got home I looked through my patterns and thought Peppermint Leaves would work perfectly with it. I love how the crown turned out on this hit! The yarn has a really nice stitch definition and works really well with the pattern.


Stats
Started: March 17th 2016
Finished: March 29th 2016
Yarn: New Lanark Double Knitting Donegal Silk Tweed
Needles: As pattern

2016 · Finished Object

100: Gamaldags

I am super proud of this knit. I knit it for Edinburgh Yarn Festival and I just managed to get it off the needles and blocked in time. It’s a bit big and the neck is a bit wider than I’d like but it’s still great. I love the colours I chose and I am definitely going to reknit it in a combination of sizes so it fits – I usually don’t fit normal sizes as I am very much pear shaped and have a pretty big size different between my waist and hips. I’ve already worked out what bits of the pattern to do where so it is definitely on the list for the future. I also want to find some lovely properly woolly wool for it instead of the blend I used. It’s still definitely something I wear around the house a lot, I prefer pockets if I’m going to be out and about.

Oh! I forgot – I wore it to EYF and I actually got given a style award by Stephen and Penelope, I was so ecstatic! 😀


Stats
Started: February 11th 2016
Finished: March 8th 2016
Yarn: Hayfield Bonus Aran
Needles: 4mm, 4.5mm

2016 · Finished Object

99 & 104: Rainbow Chamomile and Rainbow Chamomile Gloves

Another well loved and well worn hat. I had some left over Mothy and the Squid DK minis left and I had a hat from the Tea Collection I hadn’t knit and the two just went together so well. I wore this to Edinburgh Yarn Festival and got so many comments on it which was slightly surprising! It’s such a great hat to wear.

I had some of the yarn leftover from the hat so I decided to make some matching fingerless gloves! I just had enough of the yellow for this. I’m so glad they turned out so well! I love them.

Stats
Started: February 6th 2016
Finished: February 9th 2016
Yarn: Mothy and the Squid DK minis, Ginger’s Hand Dyed Sheepish DK
Needles: 3.5mm, 4mm

Started: April 24th 2016
Finished: April 26th 2016
Yarn: Mothy and the Squid DK minis, Ginger’s Hand Dyed Sheepish DK
Needles: 3.5mm

2016 · Finished Object

98: BB-8

I crocheted this for my rematch for the secret santa I knit the lapsang cowl for. I volunteered to send something to someone who never received their original gift. I got matched with someone who likes Star Wars so I got her a bunch of Star Wars stuff, and of course needed to include something handmade. This was a super enjoyable project and I just think he’s the cutest thing. My first crochet colourwork too! I eventually want to make myself one too, he’s just so adorable. My giftee loved it 🙂

Stats
Started: February 6th 2016
Finished: February 7th 2016
Yarn: Robin Double Knitting
Hook: 4mm

2016 · Finished Object

97: Syne

I test knit this for the lovely OwlPrintPanda (aka Amanda B Collins). It’s a fabulous knit, inspired by the crags of Edinburgh Castle and fireworks at Hogmanay. There are a lot of twisted stitches but it flows so beautifully together. I really enjoyed knitting this. I also used my first Rusty Ferret yarn for this! The Dark Below colourway was exactly what I needed and I knew it as soon as I saw it, the greys and browns perfect for the image of the crags in Edinburgh.

Stats
Started: December 7th 2015
Finished: February 3rd 2016
Yarn: Rusty Ferret Yarns Sock
Needles: As pattern

2016 · Finished Object

96: Castlelaw

This was my first Neighbo(u)rhood Sheep Society package and it did not disappoint. The yarn is absolutely lush. So arm and soft and cloud-like. Just absolutely beautiful. The pattern is gorgeous and delightful to knit. The pom pom is great too! I wear this on those cool crisp dry days when you just want a soft warm hug of a hat.

Stats
Started: January 18th 2016
Finished: January 21st 2016
Yarn: Ginger’s Hand Dyed NSS 2016 Alpaca
Needles: 4mm, 4.5mm

2016 · Finished Object

95: Baa-ble Hat

I wear this everywhere. All the time. Anyone that follows me on Instagram knows that when the weather isn’t too hot this is usually on my head. I LOVE IT. The pattern was designed for Shetland Wool Week and it’s just beautiful and warm and snuggly and iconic. I of course used Shetland wool. I have fantastic memories of knitting this as I played games with my friends, a couple we’re friends with came over once a month to play games and I would usually knit while they all took turns. It was brilliant.


Stats
Started: January 12th 2016
Finished: January 15th 2016
Yarn: Jamieson’s Shetland Heather Aran
Needles: 4mm, 4.5mm

2016 · Finished Object

94: Crazy Colour Hat

I love this hat! I have worn it so, so much. For Christmas husband had received a knitting book specifically for scraps and mini skeins and as soon as I saw this hat I absolutely fell in love with it. I bought a set of minis from Mothy and the Squid and they are SO gorgeous. The yarn is so warm and soft and buttery and the colours are just fantastic for a grey, cold rainy winter Glasgow day. I always get comments on it when I wear it.

Stats
Started: January 8th 2016
Finished: January 9th 2016
Yarn: Mothy and the Squid DK rainbow minis
Needles: As per pattern

2015 · Finished Object

93: Lapsang Cowl

I frequently post in a forum (rather, a subreddit) which is a fantastic community of supportive women and memes. It’s absolutely hilarious and wonderfully supportive. They usually have a yearly secret santa and this was my first time participating. I got my giftee a few wee bits but I also like to add something crafted into my gifts. The person I was gifting to lives by the coast where it’s windy and cold so I decided to knit her a cowl to keep her warm and cosy. She loved it and I was so happy.

Stats
Started: December 12th 2015
Finished: December 13th 2015
Yarn: GGH Camello
Needles: 6mm