Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Feeling blue?

For anyone who knows me, I'm really not a Winter person at all.  I hate the cold, the grey, the wet, the long dark days....  So it doesn't surprise me at all that my next 2 projects were blue and grey.  There's a winter theme here!!

First up, is a simple ribbed manly cowl for hubby's BFF.  It's knitted in Sokkusu X in Lapis and HB2.  In fact, I thought the skein wasn't dyed very well as it had quite a light patch through it.  Having knitted it up, I think it looks quite nice.  There's a bit more variegation in the finished item.  I used the HB2 only in the corrugated ribbing so it isn't very obvious.

My next project is another woven scarf.  I had woven it just before Christmas and it was hubby's present.  I used 3 colours of Sokkusu O.  The warp is Lapis and Sky Blue.  The weft is Bones.  It's definitely a manly colour choice.  It's another plain weave scarf.  I love making plain weave scarves as it lets the colours stand out.  I've got some interesting colour choices for my upcoming woven projects.  I'm not sure how it's going to turn out but I'm hopeful it'll work out!  Keep your eyes peeled!

1 comment:

  1. Luv your manly cowl. I'm always looking for manly cowls. Is there a pattern available for your?