Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Cheltenham Racecourse - Morning Mist

Had a few days at the campsite at Cheltenham Racecourse, bright sunny days and frosty mornings. The site is very well placed at the top of the town, near the park and ride and a pleasant walk into town. Lots of good places to eat and shop in Cheltenham.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Aunt Dana's Russian Boots by Janet Armstrong

These super slipper boots are from Knitters Calendar for March 7, from Janet Armstrong being the boots that her husband's aunt used to knit. I used some odds and ends of handspun that had been lurking in the handspun basket, they were quick and simple to knit and very comfortable to wear, toes should be warm and toasty this winter

Indigo Shoulder Shawl aka Pigs in Blankets

The mohair yarn I spun, which wanted to be dyed indigo, have now turned into the "Just Right Shawl aka Cozy Capelet" by Lynn Meacham from Knitters Calendar for April 18. It does indeed sit nicely on the shoulders, giving warmth across the back and I found a vintage button in my stash to fasten it with. This is a simple to knit but really useful pattern, excellent for using up those odds and ends of yarn in the stash. I'm sure I will knit it again, I used the three skeins I had dyed, and the final result measures 40" across and 18" deep to the point, knitted on 8mm addi's.