More left-over wool items

My brother-in-law asked me to knit some covers for his golf clubs as he knew I was trying to use up small amounts of wool.  I had no idea that you could find patterns for golf club covers but a search on Ravelry came up with many different patterns.

I decided to make the pattern that was available on Purl So Ho.

I have completed two of the covers and am now on the third.

I am enjoying making these as the pattern is very easy.

 

A bit of frogging took place.

I knitted this jumper many, many years ago and the time has come for it to be recycled.

The pattern was knitted at a time when things were loose and bulky and that look is definitely not in anymore.

The jumper looks dirty in the photo but it was just shadows. The colour is also not true as it is a denim blue colour.

I have now frogged the jumper and just need to wash it in skeins and then start another project.

I am not sure what I will knit.  Perhaps I will use the wool as the border for the crocheted hexagon rug I plan to make with all my left over bits of wool.

Strips of colour or chevrons

A while ago I crocheted a chevron rug for my daughter.  I used wool that I had frogged from a jumper and then bought the contrasting wool.

I was delighted when my son said he would be happy if I made him a lap rug using up scraps of wool.  He normally doesn’t ask for me to knit anything for him so I jumped at this idea.  I decided I would crochet a chevron rug as it is easy to do, no thinking required while I watch the cricket.

As soon as I arrived home I checked out the pile of left-over wool and pulled out a few colours that I thought would go together ok.

I was sorting through my 8ply box but when I finished the rug I found that I had inadvertently put in some wool that was not 8ply.  I don’t think it makes too much of a difference and the finished rug looks ok.

The pale grey is the non 8ply. You can see that the chevron is narrower.

I am happy with the result.

A finally finished project

Thanks to my late nights watching the World Cup Cricket I have managed to get my Shetland wool project finished.I am pleased with the finished product.  I made the sleeves longer because usually when I buy a jumper or cardigan the sleeves are too short – these are just right.

This is when I was blocking the cardigan after washing it.  I have chosen not to do buttons and buttonholes because I very rarely close a cardigan.

I did have issues with the button band and chose to undo one band and redo it after I found it had wrinkles in it.

This is the first time I have done steeking since I made a jumper way back in the sixties.  I was a teenager then and had no fear about cutting up my knitting.  I must admit I was rather hesitant this time.  I followed Kate Davies instructions on how to steek and I was delighted with the finished result. Kate has four posts on how to steek and it made the process easy to follow.

A bit blurred but you can see where I have cut the yoke. Next time I will be more careful about the wool colour used in the actual steek stitches.

I was just randomly carrying the wool on the steek but apparently I should have been alternating the colours so there are columns of colour.

Next time.

 

 

Tuesday Travels. . .Shetland Museum and Archives

I will start with this tongue twister and you will find the reason why as you read on. . . .

The reason for the tongue twister was this display in the Shetland Museum and Archives.

In my family I am known for my love of butter and when I saw this display in the Shetland Museum and Archives I couldn’t resist taking a photo.

I don’t think this would taste any good now!

The Museum is a fascinating place and while we were staying in Shetland we had to visit the museum twice to make sure we took full advantage of all that was displayed.  Most of my photos related to knitting but the museum displays much more that knitted items.  You get a full picture of the history of Shetland and their website is well worth a browse.

This is a Shetland Kep and since returning to Australia I have joined a kep knitting group.  I have yet to knit a Kep but I now have a pattern so I will be able to knit one in the future. The keps were originally made to trade with Norwegian sailors.  The hat has a lining, you can just see the cream knitting protruding from the edge of the brim.

Of course there were wonderful displays of Shetland kntting and the next two photos are a sample of old fashioned fair isle knitting and more modern examples.

Wasn’t sure what title to give this post.

My younger daughter found a knitting pattern that she thought would be good for using up my many left over bits of wool. The pattern is very quick and simple to make.  I was going to title the post “Thong Socks” but then thought of the meanings of the word “thong”.The thong the knitting pattern refers to is the type of open shoe with a strap that goes between the big toe and the toe next to it.

I am not quite sure why you would need thong socks but nevertheless I knitted up the pattern.

Maybe thong socks will be the next big fashion trend.  There is a whole Pinterest section on this type of sock.