|the buttons are actually more red, not orange|
the collar gave me so much grief, several times i undid it to try yet another 'invisible' seam but non of them were, in the end i just did a slip stitch & though not perfect, did the job better than the others. i just hope she likes it & it fits!
now i can start my jumper! have a pattern already picked out too. am doing in an old wool of Bendigo colonial, a nice light purple, which i had to wind some up as it's in 'hanks' ... i used a chair turned upside down.
wooden chairs work best for this, now Bendigo make their wool into balls so there's no need to wind anymore up.
also have another cap/beanie on the DPNs Snowtracks Cap, you can get the pattern from HERE
am loving using the DPNs & am so glad i practiced with all the headbands, mittens & other plain beanies, though using a full length circular needle for all the cable would probably make it a lot easier. on this one i am doing the brim longer, instead of 3 & 1/2 inches it's 5 & 1/2 inches, i wanted a decent brim to fold up over my ears which kept getting cold, should be perfect for Tasmanian weather!
it's well worth learning to use them, sure very awkward when you first learn but so is straight knitting when you first start too.
we've had some good rain the last couple of days, or should i say storms, they were good ones, plenty of deluge so the grass will start growing now, it's back to mowing season but at least i don't have to water for a few days. thought we were going to get another this arvo but it blew over, thundering as it went too! perhaps it will swing back later...
well hope everyone has had a pleasant week
thanx for visiting