Sunday, 1 November 2009

Winter now...

Today certainly is the first day of winter.Yesterdays' lovely autumn mists and warm sun gave way, overnight, to lashing rain and fierce cold winds. Luckily, I picked a basketful of sloes before the wind could take them. They are fabulous in Sloe Gin. I don't want to make any this year, but had promised some to a dear friend, so that she could.

The finished cardigan for Rachel's baby girl.The pattern is from Louisa Harding, the yarn is the last of my stash of Jaeger superwash double knitting pure wool. According to Dave at Hayes Wools, Jaeger have discontinued it. Sad.
Have a look at the buttons - Mrs Tiggywinkle. Aren't they sweet?
And I have started a stripy sweater for Sarah's imminent arrival. Another Louisa Harding pattern. Can't remember the yarn. I will include it with the next picture.

1 comment:

Rowan said...

Louisa Hardings patterns are lovely aren't they? I made a lovely maternity jumper for my DIL from her Natural Knits for Babies and Mums. She passed it on to my DIL so it has had plenty of use:) The sloes look lovely, they have been so prolific this year and I haven't had chance to pick any. Might go and see whether they are still around as they are supposed to be better after the first frost.