Sunday, 23 September 2012


Autumn is definitely starting to make her mark here in the UK. The evenings are feeling rather chilly now, even if the sun has still shared a little warmth during the day. This little chap spends his days busily collecting and then burying his goodies underneath the willow tree, in the farthest corner of our garden. I don't think he needs to worry though!

The garden is winding down and beginning to prepare itself for the cold months ahead. Our greenhouse though, is still providing us with more than enough tomatoes. The flavour seems to be extra good this year!

It's at this time of year, that my knitty fingers start to twitch and tell me they need to be engaging in some woolly warmth work. So, yesterday, I dug deep into the hibernation and pulled out two lovely winter warmers that have both been on the needles for far too long.

This is Henley with a Twist by Anne Hanson, my favourite pattern designer. I'm using Woolen Rabbit Essence yarn, which 100% merino, in colourway Forever in Blue Jeans. That should be my signature tune!

This is my second Henley. I love the design so much and the fit is just perfect. Here's my first one, in the same yarn base. The yarn washes beautifully.

I've also woken up this little lovely...........

It's Gunnerside Ladies from Rowan's Design Studio. The yarn is Rowan's British Sheep breeds undyed chunky. I remember giving up on this one as it felt so cumbersome knit. I seem to knit mostly with much finer needles. But I've now transferred onto a circular and so far, the working does seem a little easier.

I made the coat, Gayle, on the book cover for my youngest daughter, a couple of years ago.

Think I might be kept rather busy, as I already have Beau on the needles. She's going to take quite a 2ply while though!

I do need a change of project to keep me interested. Don't think I'll be short of winter warmers though, do you! Ijust need to get them finished in time to wear.


Sarah said...

Lovely knitting goodness! I love that twist stitch and the colour too. Yes it is defeinitely feeling more chilly now. Already I have had the fire on-for the cats but for me too! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

kate said...

Ah those cheeky squirrels!

Lovely collection of knits, should keep you happily knitting for a little while at least.

melissa said...

okay, first i have to say that i love your squirrel!

now on to the knitting - what gorgeous gorgeous fall sweaters you're working on! love all those twisty cables in the blue one!

Lynne said...

It's definately getting chillier!! I like all three patterns, the cables are lovely. Good luck with them. :)

busybusybeejay said...

That should keep you busy.I also love Anne Hanson's patterns.It is great that you can just download them and pay with Paypal.

Mitch and Molly said...

I love to see all of the projects you're working on. Are your hands ever free of knitting needles?!

Tracy said...

I'm literally swooning over all the knitted and fiber goodness abounding on this post, Ros... WOW! Fun to have a look back on some of you previous knits too. I love autumn. And I'm itching to play with more yarn too. A blog-friend has started a craft olympics... so I'm doing that, and have added knitting and crochet to my "trails". ;o) Yes, crochet too--finally going to try to master that! Great to catch up with you! I've been offline a few days having some fun, just now surfacing! Happy Weekend ((HUGS))

Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi Ros! You have so many beautiful knittings there! I couldn't leave you a comment because after the comment box there was no 'publish your comment' box?! We changed Vista to Windows 7 and it happened after that. Now I'm on our little laptop and here this works normally?! So ... I wanted to tell you also that I saw your lovely blue shawl with stripes in an other site - Finnish Veera Valimaki who makes knitting patterns!
Happy weekend to you and Oscar!
x Teje & Nero