Just a quick post to show you a couple of things recently finished by Yarn Yard knitters.
Sue chose some yarn at Woolfest and I dyed a solid or two to go with what she had selected.
The main body of the jumper is in mauve and variegated, the sleeves are in mauve, variegated and lime green, and the collar is in mauve and lime green.
This is knitted in bonny, my simple sock yarn.
Isn't it fabulous?
She told me
"It was cobbled together from a pattern I saw in a Noro book, an old Vogue pattern and an M&S jumper.
I used 2 hanks of mauve, 2 of multi and 1 green.
The back and front have a welt in garter stitch and I did several trials to get a stripey pattern that I liked using only mauve and multi. The sleeves also had a welt of garter stitch and were done in reverse stocking stitch, one row of each of three colours. The cowl neck was in stocking stitch, 2 rows each of mauve and green and had to be made in a funnel shape to get the right look ( I did it straight first and had to unpick the lot!) If I was doing it again I would do the neck on four needles to avoid having a seam."
I love it.
And Harriet, who won the MSF ticket to see the Yarn Harlot in August, has been knitting these.
They are not knitted in Yarn Yard yarn, she says that they could be, but that they would come out man-size knitted in bonny and these are done in 3 ply instead.
I just had to show you them though.
They are called the Sanquhar Gloves.
There seems to be some feeling that "little-and-often" shop updates
would be preferable to once a week events. Check out the comments in
the post below. So many people have said that they are out in the
evenings or that they are tired or even (shock) that they are knitting
and not computer-ing.
If I put yarn in the shop I will post on the blog and on ravelry.
Unless significant numbers of you have major difficulties with this, it will be what I plan to do for the next wee while and we'll see how it goes.
It won't be every day, but I think it will be several times a week at varying hours of the day and evening.