Sunday, June 14, 2015

Winter = Yarn Time

 Due to the cold weather and the close proximity to my Knitting Machine Queen of a Mother, I have been taking lessons and getting to know my knitting machine.
 I'm getting pretty good at casting on, with lots of unpicking going on.
 I've experimented with some pattern cards, and made some scarves.
 Last weekend, mum introduced me to making lace - I was quite taken with this.  Below is a scarf I made for my neighbour.
 In between all the knitting, I made some new cushions for my bed and put my bright quilt on for the Winter to brighten things up a bit.
 Then back to experimenting with the Lace Cards.  I tried quite a few and took photos so I could attach the to the cards so I know what all those little dots mean.

 I really liked this one below, as I thought it looked a bit like cable knitting, so I cast on with some soft baby wool . . .
 . . . and made myself a neck warmer!
 With mum's help, we made this lovely scarf for our Cousin Tony, who turned 50 last week.  We all went out to dinner at the Princes Room at the oldest Hotel in Ballarat - It was VERY FANCY!


FlowerLady Lorraine said...

I am impressed! I love the lace pieces you are doing.

Your winter dressed bed looks lovely.

Here it is cold for you and hot and humid here.

Have a great week ~ FlowerLady

Sue said...

Annie! You are too clever. I love those holy scarves they look great. Now I want to knit and I haven't even finished my sewing project!

Diane at My Cottage Garden said...

Very pretty and very impressive!

Kate said...

Impressive Annie! That scarf is great - excellent present!

Elaine/Muddling Through said...

Wow! You are doing really well on your knitting machine, everything looks great!

Elaine/Muddling Through said...

Wow! You are doing really well on your knitting machine, everything looks great!

Anonymous said...

Getting along well Annie , good teacher Annie , but well done for listening to Mum
Garden looks great , Looking after Mum she brought the cold weather with her
Love Droflla

Nikki said...

Clever girl! And you are SO LUCKY to have your gorgeous Mum there to teach you! Life has been mad here this year and I would love dearly to catch up with you and your Mum. We'll let you know if we can get to The Rat, and please let me know if you're ever over this way. xxx

Jenny said...

How lovely Annie to make such beautiful goodies and have your mum as your teacher-very special xx

WJB said...

I'm very proud of your progress Annie, Its great to make such beautiful gifts.