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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 or if they ask nicely!!

Saturday, 20 February 2016

Scarf and hat set finished....




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.

11 comments:

  1. You have been very, very busy my friend.
    Hugs to you,
    Meredith

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  2. Beautiful colours, and at least two more children will benefit from your generosity.

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  3. Such a relief to be through remodeling, and just have to deal with the dust and mess.
    Lovely items. Sixtyish inches is such a nice scarf length.

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    1. I'm still finding dust in the strangest of places. This week I had to wash all the clothes pegs.

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  4. I bet you are so pleased that the work is done Una, it's so disruptive when you have workmen in the house and everything upside down. I bet it looks lovely the skirting boards won't take you long to do. I'm actually going to buy the paint for my sitting room tomorrow so I will make a start next week. I love the little knitted set, you could always tie the little hat onto the scarf with a length of yarn to keep them together, that's what I usually do. :) xx

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    1. I never thought of tying them together. Duh!

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  5. Beautiful yarn Una! Hat and scarf look stunning together and for such a wonderful charity!

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  6. That set looks lovely and warm, Una. I am very envious of your antique table!

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    1. It's a lovely table, but I am still shocked at how much Hubby paid for it.

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  7. That is a gorgeous table....I must follow the link for the hat as Im always looking for hat patterns

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  8. You made such a gorgeous scarf and hat Una!
    Wishing you a wonderful week.
    Julie xo

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