11 April 2007

Easter Knits

There has been a lot of knitting going on in Stitchville in the run up to and over the Easter hols.

I have finished what begun as Louis' alpaca scarf and now that it has been finished looks like it was actually destined for Oli. It's been put in moth proof storage for the spring and summer months having gone through the freezer quarantine beforehand. (Now that I see an occasional moth-boy flutter by I have raised moth alert to the highest possible degree and observe strictest anti-moth routines.)

I have dreamed up yet another project: a summer top made of finest Scottish cashmere that is meant to be totally reminiscent of intricate romantic finery. I have tested a few patterns in the run up to the cast-on session for this piece...

I think I prefer the one below over the one above.

These remind me of a starry night sky :)

I also bought some vintage buttons...

... and made a door stop (this was a moment of distraction from knitting actually, as it is crocheted).

Sock stash got replenished (sorry, didn't have time to take a picture of yarn - it will surely appear at some point this year as a ready sock or even two!) Thanks for all great tips for where to look for gorgeous sock yarn. It proved very useful :)

I am finishing off Miss Fairy's hat, so that it can join other woolly things in the safety of cedar wood scented air tight box, and to complete a ritual of spring clean in the realm of knitting.


Riggwelter said...

I prefer the top one, but I am a big fan of intricate looking cables.
Currently drooling over those vintage buttons, they are so pretty.
Love that doorstop too!

Francesca said...

I like the top one a lot. I didn't know there was cashmere from Scotland (apologies to my Scottish friends). Is that what you used for the swatches? Whatever it is, it looks lovely. And the door stop reminds me of a Hershey's kiss. :)

Kendra said...

I love the ideas of the summer top. It is going to be stunning. And I'm so jealous of those buttons - they are just beautiful!