Knit and Natter 29th April

We had another lively session on Friday. Y has completed this amazing sweater for husband, C, made from his handspun yarn. isn’t it amazing. Y joined us from her car as she was out of the house – even the car has some of her handiwork in the form of this crocheted rainbow.

A borrowed my knitting loom set to have a go and made this baby hat. We agreed that loom knitting can be a real yarn guzzler, with several strands needed to get a decent finish.

L has been loom knitting for ages and uses chunky yarn when she can – here are some of her adult hats.

She’s also working on this pretty pink striped blanket.

S has made this barn owl motif, which will be added to a banner depicting endangered wildlife. The banner will be on show at the forthcoming Climate Change Summit.

She’s also finished a pretty baby cardigan and found the perfect buttons.

R’s patchwork is getting huge!

I’m still spinning alpaca for a jumper for myself.

Purple Flower Hat

When there’s a new baby being fussed over and showered with gifts, older siblings can get left out. When I delivered the Teddy Bear Baby Hoodie for my friend’s new baby boy I wanted to take something for his big sister. I didn’t have much time to come up with something but I made this flower hat on the knitting loom and it didn’t take long at all.

I used three strands of DK yarn, each in a different colour (purple, magenta and lilac).

When I finished it is felt there was something missing.

I crocheted a flower and sewed it on. Much better!

It was lovely to see the children and their mum this morning when I took their presents over. We sat in the garden and had coffee. What a nice way to spend a morning!

What do you make when you need a last minute gift?