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.