YARNS: Knitting Goddess Mini-skeins (1 x purple semi-solid, 1 x striped) and
a little Patons Fairytale Dreamtime 4ply for the trouser tops.
NEEDLES/HOOK: 3mm & 3.25mm DPNs and 3.25mm circulars
3mm crochet hook for edging
PATTERN: Improvised - project notes can be found on Ravelry
(Pictured with Little Red Dress)
For the waist section I decided to experiment with some shirring elastic knitted into the last 4 or 5 rows of the trousers. It worked a treat and is something that will surely be included in future projects.
With several lovely mini-skeins in my small yarn stash, I was keen to try them out for something other than just the Beekeeper's Quilt (which is the reason I have them) and it was fun to knit these into something else, although you can see from the picture (right) there was insufficient yarn without supplementing the stripes. I'm planning a further post to highlight some more projects/patterns that suit small quantities of yarn/mini-skeins so please feel free to leave a comment if you have anything you think should be on the list.
Another busy weekend lays ahead of us including a theatre trip with the children tomorrow and a party on Sunday. I'm hoping to get this delicious hand-spun skein balled up and on the needles this evening. I am thinking of making a Pogona with it so I can try out the "symmetrical yarn overs" I wrote about on Wednesday. It was a surprise from some friends and I can't wait to use it. What do you think?
YARN: 350m of Polworth/Baby Alpaca/ Mulberry Silk
spun by Catherine from Sunbird Fibre Works
Of course this may just be wishful thinking - we've had both children ill this week and Little Miss started a course of anti-biotics yesterday *crosses fingers for a restful evening and some sleep*
Whatever you have planned, I hope you have a very lovely weekend. There are more FOs here.