Santa was good to me this year and brought me a lovely new point and click camera.
As my big Canon is back from being repaired, but is hiding somewhere in the sewing room, it is very lovely to have a new camera to quickly snap some pictures of outstanding makes from last year.
2016 turned out to be the year I became the patron saint of unselfish sewing and knitting, although, to be honest, I didn’t make very much at all. 14 finished items, 13 of them made it to the blog, only 3 of the blogged items were for me, and only 1 of those is still in the wardrobe. That’s the Lemongrass sweater. I just love this sweater so very much! Cosy, easy to wear, makes you look like you’ve made an effort even when you haven’t!
The Burda sweater has been donated as I just couldn’t get to grips with the scarf neck and even though that was stitched in place I still felt very exposed in anything other than an upright position.
The Burda trousers are donated to Ma. I’m going to alter them for her as they’re a much better style and fabric for her than me.
The main focus of the year has been socks. And I’ve another pair to share with you today.
Same old, same old pattern, but just a lovely combination of colours in the stripes.
Very subdued by Hubby’s standards. Absolutely perfect by mine! I may have to match that pale grey/blue colour for a sweater for me. It’s sublime!
Now, if I could just get the wee monkeys to stand still for some photos, I could show you that occasionally I knit something other than socks!
Pattern: Regia 4 ply sock pattern
Pattern cost: Free
Yarn: Sirdar Heart & Sole
Colourway: Pigeon Toes
Purchased at: Black Sheep Wools
Yarn cost: £4.99