Wednesday, 3 November 2010


And was I a busy bee or what? Don't think I've ever knitted so much in one week before, but I did have fun doing so! Most definitely felt like my Grandmother, who taught me to knit when I was 5 years old, was spurring me on to knit faster and faster - I'm surprised I didn't have sparks flying off my bamboo needles! LOL

In total, I knitted 3 shrugs (well almost Katherine, but you know the story about the rogue ball of yarn by now!) and 4 pairs of mittens!

Two of the shrugs are pictured here - the powdery one and another winter white one - the lovely shrug I knitted for my dear friend Katherine is the most wonderful shade of dark grey, with whispy bits of off white mohair running through it now and again - the shade is called 'Mountain' and it definitely reminds me of craggy rocks (am I getting a little verbose here?) I will post that one once it's finished as it is rather stunning - but not until Katherine sees it first!

This divine one is for me as I've wanted one in that lovely powdery Odd Molly shade to go with all my tunics and tops for a while and so I went to one of my favourite yarn stores Stash in Chester last week and spent ages in there attempting to find the perfect colour in a chunky yarn - but sadly, couldn't find anything. Then the nice lady in the store asked if I would like a coffee, so of course I said yes, and with that it gave me more time to just wander around the shop and take in all the fabulous yarns they had there, and with that, found the perfect shade of powder.......only to discover that they only had 2 balls left and that it had been discontinued - I was desolate! LOL. However not for long, as I decided to use them to 'accent' a shrug in a lovely beige shade and so now, I'm the proud owner of something that will go with just about any of my Odd Molly tunics - happy days indeed!

And here's two of the four pairs of mitts I made last week - dusky pink, chalk, powder and that wonderful shade of framboise, pictured here a few weeks back! Two of these pictured here are winging their way to the US and should be arriving any day soon!

And finally, one to put a smile on your face - wellie-tastic or what? This was taken last Saturday, just before I headed off to my friends for a bit of a gathering. I put the wellies on for two reasons; firstly, she has a Staffordshire bull terrier called Ruffy, who, to say the least, is a little 'playful' so much so that she stood on my toes twice, so these came in handy - mind you, she did also manage to knock me over, but thankfully my friends husband caught me in time; and secondly, I had to walk back home down a muddy country lane as it's just about the end of harvesting time in the countryside so fancy boots or shoes don't cut it round here!

And with that, I'm outta here to finish off another pair of mittens.......technically, that means I made 5 pairs then - phew!

Wishing you all a wonderfully relaxing Sunday, wherever you may be!

Stor Klem!



  1. love the shrug beautiful colours

  2. Thanks Pamela!

    BRW, forgot to let you know, but your legwarmers are winging their way to you - in fact, you may even have them tomorrow!



  3. Hi LMN!!

    I have to say you´re an artist! Looks like we have same kind of style and I would love to make similar pieces. The problem is that I´m just a beginner and I need a pattern not to ruin whole thing :D Do you get these patterns somewhere or are they just in your head :) I mean measurements and all that.. Thanks :)

  4. Hi there Johanna, thanks for dropping by!

    Thank you very much for your kind comments! I will have to drop by your blog and see your work - I'm sure it's very good!

    Everyone has to start somewhere so it's good to know that you find pleasure in creating beautiful things! As for me, well I've been doing this on and off all my life (knitting since I was five!) and sewing from school, so I guess I've got to the stage whereby I can usually visualise what I want to do then just go off and make it - but it's not always that way, and sometimes you have to make a pattern up in order to create what you're after, but I am very lucky in that I can do that - it's not always perfect and sometimes I have to revisit an idea or even remake a pattern up, but half the fun is in the challenge - well for me anyway!

    So there's absolutely nothing wrong in using a pattern - be it yours or someone elses, as at the end of the day, you put your own style on it anyway, but the pleasure is in seeing somethng that you created with your own hands - it's a marvelous gift I think!

    Have fun with your own creations!