Friday, 27 September 2013

Candy Stripes

It's a long, long time since I last blogged!  Where have I been, one might wonder:  for once, I've been knitting and knitting successfully, at that - not much Bad Knitting at all!  Makes a nice change!
I finished the stripy jumper I was making for my daughter JUST as the first leg of the summer heatwave hit us.  Typical!  I got VERY tired of changing yarn all the time as the stripes are quite narrow.  I used what was left over from another jumper as well as the owl - this meant I was mixing DK with 4ply but fortunately it isn't noticable.
I also tried out knitting the neck on DPNs with some success!  I was really just experimenting as I want to try this out with other creations and it wasn't too difficult.  Not keen on DPNs - too prickly!
I had such fun with the delicious colours that I used what was left and made a beret.  
Once the weather has decided it really is Autumn, I'll get my daughter to wear the combo and photograph her.  
Knitting the neck with DPNs

The finished item

Those stripes in close-up

The Beret

Aren't the colours delicious?

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