Simple Things and Lots of Snow

brrr-16 Hi everyone, it's Sarah again.  Since I'm practically snowed-in at home in Scotland I thought I might do a bit more blog hijacking and show you a few things I've finished recently.   There's been lots of knitting going on and Ysolda came over to help with what turned out to be a very cold photoshoot!

This shawl is something I've wanted to make for a while, its Simple Things by Mary-Heather Cogar.  I tried a couple of different yarns but settled on this delicious pink merino/cashmere yarn, Cariad Yarn Dale.  Its a fantastic pattern for showing off a special sock yarn, I think it would look amazing in handspun too.  I love the eyelet ridge detail and so added an extra repeat to use the entire skein.  I managed to knit the whole thing in just two days, so it would be perfect if you were looking for a last minute Christmas gift.

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I also managed to finish some more patterns from Whimisical Little Knits 2, now I only have two left to make.  I promise that I have total free will on my pattern choices - there's no arm-twisting going on here!

First was the Damson I knit while we were away on tour and finally got around to blocking, in Handmaiden Casbah in the Peridot colourway.

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Then I made another pair of Snapdragon flip-tops.  I've made these a few times for samples and as gifts so it was time for own pair.  These were made in Easyknits 100% Organic Merino in the O-negative colourway.

brrr-4 And my Peaks Island Hood, knit in Rowan Coocon was by far the warmest thing to model!  I knit this while visiting my mum in the Highlands and it was the perfect thing to keep me cosy when walking dogs on the beach.  I'm blaming this one on the knitters at Once a Sheep in Gourock - I wore the original sample for a while in the shop while Ysolda was doing a book signing, and before I knew it I'd been persuaded to make one myself (I don't think I needed much convincing.) brrr-1

Secret knitting on Ysolda's Christmas present continues, but isn't going to be finished on time unfortunately.  Hopefully I'll be able to reveal all in the New Year!

Urban Snowmen

This weekend I went to Narnia