Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Happy New Year !

Well, I'm through to the other side of the festivities. There has been little time for blogging with members of the extended family dropping in for short or long stays. Also Steven has had no Day Care for a week and his respite carers have been off sick. Hopefully we will be back to normal ( whatever that is ) tomorrow.
It is very rare that I get any fibre related gifts, but this Christmas was an exception. That beautiful cashmere is crying out to be a scarf ...........

......... and just look at these wonderful handmade stitch markers from Yuca.
Now the Festive knitting is finished I can continue with my 1940's project. I've cast on for a balaclava helmet from Practical Knitting Illustrated by Jane Koster and Margaret Murray published in 1940. I've substituted DK for the 4ply in the pattern and seem to be getting the right tension. I think 4ply was thicker in those days and 3ply was more like our 4ply. The wool is actually more khaki than it looks in the photo.


RooKnits said...

Happy New Year Annette, hope 2008 is happy and healthy for you and Steven

scarletprincess said...

Happy New Year! Yes it took a while to sort myself out again!! I know I have a few pattern books of yours to return so we must meet up one lunchtime when I can get some time away from work!
Lovely presents- the cashmere looks stunning! x

Steph said...

Lucky you getting crafty gifts! Happy New Year. :-)