Thursday, July 16, 2009

Bendigo '09

Well, it's only one more sleep!

I've been madly trying to finish some more handknits to wear this year (because what is Bendigo S&W show about if not being able to show off you knitting? oh, and shop til you drop!)

My hat went quickly - it's my Slouch for all Seasons which is a great, easy beret pattern. I used the remaining Bendigo Luxury 10ply from my Wallis.


I have also worked frantically on my armwarmers. I cast on 64sts using 2.25mm needles and some Wired for Fibre yarn from the stash, worked some ribbing, then knitted for about 20cm. I changed to 2.75mm needles and worked a bit more, then I increased 8sts and worked until I'd used up half the skein.


I love them. They are like detatched sleeves that can be scrunched around the wrist, pulled down over fingers and thumbs, or worn fully extended, exactly like..well, a sleeve!

Now all I need to do is finish the other one. I forsee a late night Friday night if these babies are to become a pair. Lucky it'll probably be mandatory to bring your knitting to the Shamrock for the pre-Bendigo dinner!

6 comments:

cseneque said...

Ooh, pretty. Lovely colours and they look so soft! Good luck with speedy knitting...

Bells said...

You can do it Kylie! Can't wait to hear the report on your return!

Rose Red said...

hats are such hard things to take photos of aren't they!

Can't wait to see it in real life!!

katiecrackernuts said...

You can do it. Knit like you've never knitted before.

2paw said...

Yes, knit like the wind, knit to Chariots of Fire Music!!!! Love the Beret. I have beret envy.

Mary-Laure said...

I love this beret, so cosy for the winter!