The last of the gifts have finally been delivered, so I can share a couple of projects with you.
This is Col GC, a nice thick cowl. I really liked the cable detail on it. The yarn is Bernat Roving, a very thick acrylic/wool blend. Very soft. The colour is a much deeper plum purple than it shows here, the winter light is simply no good for photos and the flash changes the colour too much. I like this cowl, could see making more as gifts for sure.
These are Non-Felting Slippers. I have made the pattern before for Mr. Kate and they are holding up well, so thought I would make them again. The bottom is two stash yarns held together and the top is Bernat Roving. To upsize the pattern I use slightly bigger yarn on bigger needles, so they came out to about a men’s medium.
I also finished up a pair of socks for a dear family friend who requested them. My own pattern. I used the Drops Fabel sock yarn. I like the colours but don’t love the yarn – almost every skein (I used it for three pairs of socks) had knots in it, and the yarn is a little rough and fluffy to knit with.
A little Panda action in that last shot, her curiousity got the better of her!