Firstly, I finished Mr Needle's Hot Rod Sweater:
Then I made these gloves out of some wool I had from a previously abandoned project:
|Free pattern here|
Next, I made a pair of mittens with flaps, as I needed use of my fingers, but also the option to keep warm!
And finally, I've started this sweater, which I'm about one third of the way through, again made from wool from a previously abandoned cardigan:
|from 'the Knitter' Magazine|
It wasn't all knitting - I've started on a new dress for work, from a pattern I've had for nearly 20 years, but have only got round to making now:
I see it in black twill, with a black satin Peter Pan collar and a black satin bow detail in the centre front. Believe it or not, but I'm in charge of about 15 people at work, and certain outfits make me feel more confident in my role - I don't think anyone will mess with me in this dress!
I did venture out into the fresh air for a bit, namely to Manchester to visit friends and buy fabric from one of my favourite fabric stores, Abakhan's. Here's what I got for a total of £18, about £3 per meter - bargain! -
|From left to right - a wool mix tartan, a cotton horse shoe print, some polyester lining for the dress above, and some Alexander Henry cotton|