Tuesday, August 23, 2016

New Zealand Knitting - the final projects

while we are away, my brother in law Keiran looks after our house, and our cats. we have been away at least one weekend a month this year, and he's so good. All three cats love him, and we come home to a house in great condition and happy cats. In 2011 I knit him a pair of handwarmers. I repaired them in 2014. He's still wearing them. so when leon sugegsted i knit him a new pair, i jumped at the chance to use really nice yarn - in this case Zealana Rimu. 40% possum! So soft and lovely. I knit the same "pattern" as last time -simple gusseted mitts that I made up.

I also bought an extra ball and knit the exeter hat. i don't know if he needs a hat, but he feels the cold, and knitting in this yarn was such a treat for me, I hope he gets as much joy - and warmth - from wearing it.

Would you believe they are the exact same colour? The first photo was taken in front of Kapiti Island, and the second taken with flash in our living room.

Anyway, that's everything I knit while I was away. Come back tomorrow for yarnalong, where I will tell you what i am knitting now.

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