And when it’s cold, I knit for the cold… for me and for charity. A couple of weeks ago, I sent off a consignment of hats to a favourite charity; simple things but the knitting kept me out of mischief! (Mostly….).
For myself, I made a Joris – the result is lovely but I didn’t enjoy the knitting nearly as much as I had hoped to do; the idea was to make one for all the small people in the family, but he is destined to be an only monster – he’s now decorating my shelf at work… He’s very sweet but not worth the bother of making more and astute readers may notice that while he has wonky elbows, I neglected to knit knees for him…
There are only so many hats one can make before experiencing overload, however… So I made a bed jacket for myself. It’s a vintage, free pattern, to be found HERE. I used J C Brett’s Passion – which looks like this and size 7mm needles, and am very pleased with the result (the colours are dull in the photo of the finished object – December in England, what can I say?)..
But I’m still knitting for charity. I’ve long thought that scarves – while wonderful in their way – fall off, get caught on things and generally can be more trouble than they are worth, so I’ve found a very good pattern for a Dickie. I’ve changed it a bit, (made it simpler – are we surprised?) and using Aran wool, have made a dickie cheerfully modeled here by Paul, the Phrenology head… . I’m now making one with the Passion wool, of which I have a HUGE amount. 🙂