Australia Day ….. A koala of sorts

A friend of my younger daughter asked if I would knit a hat for a baby shower she was invited to.  I was delighted to do this for her as I love to have a project on the go and particularly if someone asks me to do it for them.

This is the hat that she asked me to knit.  The pattern can be found at this website where there are lovely patterns that you can use to make unusual hats for little ones.  This hat took hardly any wool and if you had scraps of the particular colours there would be no need to buy new balls of wool.

All sorts of dolls

Over the years I have made a few dolls for children and grandchildren but I have never knitted a doll.  I borrowed this book from the library.  The picture on the cover attracted my attention.

I have been watching a lot of cricket recently and I like to have some knitting to do while watching the cricket.  I have chosen to knit the doll in the middle of the illustration but have chosen different colours as I am using up scraps of cotton from previous projects.

I have knitted all the pieces for the doll but now comes the part that requires full concentration – joining all the bits together.

The instructions in the book are given in great detail so I should be able to make a good job of it.

 

I can dream

This arrived in the post some time ago now.  I have been drooling over the amazing pictures of Shetland Wool Week posted on the internet and decided that I would purchase the annual so I could imagine that I had been there. 🙂

These are some of the photos from their Instagram account.

I am planning to get to Shetland this year but we have decided that we will avoid the actual Wool Week as accommodation etc. will be too pricey at that time.  I will still be able to see the fine work and wool just not be able to participate in any classes.

I am so looking forward to our trip.  I will now be dreaming about Shetland but with the knowledge that I will get there one day.

These are some items from the Whalsay Heritage and Community Centre.  I hope one day to make a jumper featuring fair isle.