Friday, December 30, 2011

Using up stash

Christmas is a good time to try to use up some of the yarn stash - especially those little bits of left-over yarn, which is never enough for anything much ...

I love knitting Elizabeth Zimmerman's surprise jacket and with its stripey pattern it is a great jacket for using up the odd bits of yarn!

With the first jacket I really did use up my bits of yarn as they appeared - although I tried to keep the stripes relatively even.

My second jacket is going to be a little bit more formal. I used beige as a background with even stripes, mostly in blues and greens.

Plenty more stash to use up ... but at least I have made a start!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Advent calendar

I made this mittens Advent calendar just in time for our Christmas fair. just before the first Advent Sunday.
thank you to Sarah for buying it! :)