Friday, August 1, 2014

Brightening my days

While the sun was shining on Thursday I spent some quality time at the sewing machine and made progress on my pretty daisy project. The happy colours in this fabric kept me smiling long after the weather changed back to cold. Almost done.

In the cool of the evening I got cosy on the couch with some warm knitting. 
The cape is at the point now where it functions just fine as a blanket while I am working on it or even when I take a break and do a few rows on a smaller project.

The blue is another fingerless mitt from some unlabeled worsted wool yarn from the stash. I really like the texture of the yarn, which is quite different from the Classic I am using for the cape, these will be warm mitts for sure.

Thanks to those ladies who took the time to answer my questions regarding hand size it really does seem that my wrist/hand proportions are a little unusual from this small sample. 

I called in Mr Random to help me decide who would receive a pair of my handknit mitts.

True Random Number Generator  4Powered by RANDOM.ORG
Lucky number 4 is Fiona, I'll be in contact shortly to get some preferences.
Warmest wishes for a cosy weekend.


mamasmercantile said...

Some truly beautiful makes, I love the colour of the cape and the daisy fabric is delightful. I will follow with great interest.

Maria said...

You are playing with some lovely fabrics .
Sew nice to have the cape over your legs while you work on it.
I like the blue of the new mittens.

Fiona said...

I was just admiring those lovely daisies and looking closely at the cable and then spotted I had a win... wow....made my day... I love your work ...

Jindi's Cottage said...

Pretty daisies...the blue might be nameless but it is a lovely colour...lucky Fiona....