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Hello and thanks for visiting my blog. I have been knitting on and off for 50 years and I recently learned to crochet. I love looking for wool bargains and making them into something useful. I mainly knit for charity. I occasionally knit for myself and family members if I find a really good pattern of if they ask nicely!! I think 2014 will be a year full of squares and blankets, plus some much-needed vests and jumpers for yours truly.

Monday, 21 October 2013

Milking butterflies.....



I love Flickr.  Someone who works there has a sense of humour.  I always read what it says on the screen when I am uploading photos and today it was "milking butterflies".  It brightened up what was until now a humdrum day.

In my last post I mentioned that I was going to combine some 2 ply and 4 ply wool.  Here are the baby hats and a scarf that I managed to knit.  The variegated mauve and purple yarn is 2 ply and the other yarn is 4 ply.  The hats are different colours because the 4 ply wool is cream on the left and lilac on the right.

All three items will eventually go to a charity for distribution to children in need.  I just need to make a few more things to fill a box before I post it. I'm guessing that I will miss the deadline for this winter's deliveries.  But there is always next year.

As usual the hat pattern is my favourite baby hat pattern.  The scarf is from a crochet pattern that, as a learner, I find fairly quick and easy.

6 comments:

  1. I am always so impressed with the rate you turn out knitted items! I am slower than molasses on a cold January day, thus the long stretches on my blog between posts about finished projects.

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    1. Thank you. I take a lot longer if I'm doing something big or complicated. But these little hats don't take long and the crochet scarf pattern is quick and easy.

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  2. The hats are adorable and I am sure they will be appreciated.
    It’s interesting the way the 2 ply and 4 ply turned out. I like it. I’m going to give that scarf pattern a go.

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  3. Such beautiful hat/scarf colors, well done!

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  4. Lovely little hats and scarf Una. The colour you got from combining the two different yarns is lovely xoxo

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  5. Your pretty little hats are just gorgeous! Ros

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