|Fairytale Tarot (Hunt)|
No, not a post about birds (which I'm not overkeen on) and not yet the 4th day of Christmas, but 4 more completed gifts ready to go forth and engage in deadly dalliance with the dangers of hot machine washes and dastardly tumble dryers.
Yes, I like alliteration - why do you ask ?
Down to business, as I still have at least 2 hats to make by the end of the weekend so can't waste my time here chinwagging with you all ...
Here are Susie Rogers' Reading Mitts in James C.Brett Aria, pale powder blue with sparkly sequins; the hint of mohair is just enough to give a nice halo effect without any of the itchiness that can come with mohair:
I had to put this pose in, as Mini Diva liked it:
And here is the first Penselwood Hat, from the lovely Jennifer Arnall-Culliford, also made from the James C.Brett Aria:
The pattern was so good I made it again straightaway:
This time I used Stylecraft Vision DK in the 'Lagoon' colorway; it has long color changes that give a nice fat stripey effect. The colors are much brighter than in my photos ....
These mitts are the Easy Peasy Fingerless Mitts. And they were, too. The ribbed twisted stitches give them enough stretch to fit an adult hand, firmly and snugly, but if I made them another time I would most likely make them just a smidge bigger by casting on extra stitches at the beginning.
I am finding it impossible to ignore the siren call of those 2 hats that I must make, so why don't you go over and check out more beautiful things at Tami's Amis ...