It's been all about grand finishes here this week. We now have lovely new floors and a very strong oak staircase that will still be here in a hundred years time. I have miles of new skirting boards to paint. This week I finished the dining room and all the furniture is back in place. Woo hoo! The lurid background in the photo is actually an antique dining table that Hubby paid an obscene amount of money for at an Antiques Fair. It will be starring in a lot of my future photos and I promise it looks better in real life than it does here!
I finished the scarf I have been knitting for some time. It is a one row pattern. Sadly, I have mislaid the link. But there are lots of one row patterns and I can recommend them as very therapeutic mindless knitting. I was using 6mm needles and two strands of 4ply together. I'm really pleased with the soft texture. It will be very warm. My scarf is 59" long and weighs 97g. It definitely took longer to make than a crochet scarf. But sometimes I am just in the mood for knitting.
The hat is from the Two By Two Basic Beanie pattern by Kate Gondwana. I love this pattern for its simplicity and many sizes from baby to large adult. It is really written for dk yarn, but 4ply doubled worked fine. I knitted the "younger child" size and used 22g of yarn.
These will eventually be going off to Operation Orphan. They would make a nice matching set for someone, though I don't really expect them to end up on the same child. They will probably be separated at the sorting stage and it would be a very lucky moment if they managed to reunite.