Wednesday, 25 February 2015

New knitting

Well, there's so much knitting going on here lately, but not in that frenzied, must-get-this-finished-as-fast-as-possible, kind of way that I sometimes fall into. More in a 'hey, I quite like knitting, what shall I make?' kind of way. And I decided to open an Etsy shop because, while I can put knitted things in the shop and customers ooh and aah over them, mostly people are looking for wool rather than garments and, when they are looking for garments, it's never the ones I've made; it's always the same thing but in grey or blue or a bigger size or a smaller one, or without the sleeves...

So, anyway, I started knitting in a relaxed, maybe-I-can-sell-this-on-Etsy kind of way and this is what I have so far.

Thursday, 5 February 2015

I so needed... eight-year-old to model this! It would look so much better on an actual little person.

I decided to try out a few yarns from Bergere that looked like they might make great additions to the stock. The Coton 50 - well, it's 4 ply cotton and I'm not feeling the enthusiasm I need to tackle 4 ply cotton at present. So that's kind of waiting in the wings. The Bergereine is a mix of wool and cotton and is lovely, but I couldn't find many single patterns for it, so that might be another that we give a miss. But this little jumper is my sample garment from the one pack of Ideal I indulged in. It's a wonderful, soft, machine washable, 40% wool yarn in loads of colours. And there are loads of patterns for it too. The tension's a bit similar to the Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino, which I always think means you can use it for either 4ply or DK patterns, with just a tiny change of needle size.

What do you think? To indulge or not to indulge? It would probably sell for about £3.00 per 50g.