Steve gave me the lovely Jane Brocket's The Gentle Art of Knitting for Christmas.
(which I actually found for myself a few days before, on special!)
and I couldn't get knitting soon enough.
On Christmas night,
Steve headed off to bed with a migraine :-(
and I sat down to watch
my new DVD
Lark Rise to Candleford
I needed something quick and easy with little
I chose the Bloomer pattern hanger from the book
and a pale yellow acrylic yarn from my stash
and got knitting.
Then I added some cuteness.
Not as bloomer-looking as Jane's, perhaps, but satisfying nonetheless.
* * *
This week the knitting bug caught again
and I craved stripes in cotton.
I started knitting up some cotton yarns from my stash
And then for some contrast on one side I added a few brighter coral stripes.
After a couple of nights of watching
Mentalist and Band of Brothers
it was finished.
No rush here,
the pleasure is in the knitting
and the mixing of colours.
I sewed it over an old satin-covered hanger
And I love it.
But perhaps it needs something else?
A little more aqua?
Or maybe I'll go back to the plain, striped look?
Next up, something more ambitious ....