Thanks so very much for the warm reception you've given my newest patterns. It's lovely to see so many finished projects popping up on Ravelry and to know that people are having fun making little bears. If you've made one please come and share pictures on the Ravelry group as we love admiring new projects.
Since the patterns were released I've been enjoying the freedom of knitting as the mood takes me, roaming through my basket of unfinished projects on a whim and starting off a few new ones too.
These recently finished mitts are my new favourite pair, though with the weather warming up now I will have to tuck them away until the autumn (there's another of my favourite things in this picture - a new mug made by Sam Andrew).
The mitts started out as a skein of Ysolda's wonderfully soft and sheepy Blend No. 1. This yarn is really beautiful with an interesting tonal depth, gentle halo and lovely stitch definition and happily there's plenty left for another project.
The pattern is Alicia Plummer's Antiquity, which is simple to work and beautifully textured. I wanted a longer cuff so this is double the length suggested in the pattern. My notes are on my Ravelry project page.
I couldn't post this picture without mentioning the beautiful bud vase made by Pip Wilcox. Unsurprisingly whenever she updates her shop everything sells out very quickly, so I was over the moon when I managed to bag one and it is now sat on my bedside table, ready to make me smile when the alarm goes off in the mornings.
There are many other projects in my basket at the moment but I'll show you more of those next week, when I've sorted out the tangled mess. Until then I'll leave you with the two little kitties I'm knitting from Cascade 220 Superwash Effects, with the varying tones it's perfectly suited for tabby cat knitting.
Have a great weekend, see you soon x