Winter warmers

My mother in law gave me a fantastic gift for Christmas – money for yarn! So I allowed myself one treat in the New Year, even though I’m not supposed to be buying anything craft related. Since I was treating myself, I went to John Lewis and got some yarn that would normally be way out of my budget – Rowan Silky Tweed and two balls of Rowan Felted Tweed DK, both in a lovely heathery purple.

I made a Slouchy Copy Cat Hat with the silky tweed, which I’ve worn non-stop ever since. It’s a great easy pattern, knitted up in an evening, and the yarn is so warm and lovely, although it doesn’t have a lot of elasticity.

Then I made a pair of gloves from a Louisa Harding accessories book, using one ball of the felted tweed. I still have a ball of this left to use in the future, so I might make another beret or something, haven’t decided yet. I really needed some warm things for the winter, so I’m very happy with my new hand-knits!


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