Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Beachcomber Wristwarmers & Mist Scarf



A while back I was very kindly sent some assorted yarn by Jo in Cambridge as a thank you for the many portraits I did for her and her family over the winter. I've been quietly looking for some suitable patterns to use it for, and this week had a bit of a brainwave while fingering the simply gorgeous Louisa Harding 'Cinnabar' cotton mix yarn. I have knitted up a pair of 'Beachcomber Wristwarmers' from the Coastline Designs edition of The Knitter magazine. I think you'll agree that this beautiful yarn and the unusual design have combined to make a very special pair of wristwarmers...and I am keeping them all to myself! (Notice how they cunningly match the bamboo top I made last week....



However, if you would like a pair of these, do get in touch as I would love to make them again - the pattern was really quick and very effective to do.


I've also been knitting this scarf using Sublime kid mohair yarn in a simply wonderful retro shade of blue. Much as I love this, it is going up for sale on Etsy as I only have one neck and an awful lot of scarves already.

Further to the previous post, that zebra painting is still causing me grief. I framed it yesterday as it is going into exhibition this morning. Could I get it clean inbetween mount and glass? Could I *&$%£^&*!!!! And to top it all, as I was struggling taking the painting in and out & cleaning it again and again, I managed to snap the corner off the glass. Ever seen a grown woman curled up in the foetal position on the floor moaning 'no no no NO!'? It was half an hour before the shops shut and I rang our local glazier who is a total superstar and had a piece of glass cut and ready for me ten minutes later when I screeched to a halt outside his shop.

So the darn thing is now framed and off today to the Fleet Art Society Exhibition which is being held this year at Calthorpe Park School, Hitches Lane, opening tomorrow until Sunday 31st May. If you'd like to come and see what all the fuss is about, as well as my cheetah & herd of zebra paintings, do drop in - all three paintings are for sale. I shall be demonstrating on one of the days - not too sure which yet - but it certainly will NOT be a painting of a zebra!

6 comments:

Magpie Magic said...

The wrist warmers are really cute. I think they'd be really effective longer as well.

The scarf is divine. I love the colour and the pattern!!! Want the pattern!!!! Pretty please? :-)

Glad you finally sorted your zebra painting, despite all the problems.

Sallie said...

Lovely wrist warmers and divine scarf. Both of them are really pretty.

I'm so sorry to hear about more problems with the zebras. Hopefully, they will sell, and it will all be worth it.

Jo Sacker said...

May they keep you wrists toasty on the coldest of days! Am loving the scarf....

Lynne Chapman said...

These look great. I like the scallops at the finger end of the warmers!

natural attrill said...

I really like the scallops at the finger end as well, nice touch.
Penny.

Nunt said...

On the springtime swirl shawl: I didn't make the WHOLE shawl in 2 weeks, but the edging took 2 weeks :) The rest of the shawl took another 2 ;)