Monday, 24 November 2014
This collection of knitted harvest vegetables and a cornucopia embellishes a table at work. The tiny pumpkins are borrowed from the Halloween tree, and the rest are from various patterns, all scattered across my Raverly projects' page. They were all fun to knit, and contributed to a bit of stash busting.
Tuesday, 18 November 2014
This pattern comes from the second of Wicked Woolen’s Two Victorian Purses.* It is a “modernised” version of A Very Pretty Turkish Purse.** Knit on larger needles and with fewer stitches, this newer purse is still close in size to the other one I made from the original pattern. Of course, not having 19th century materials to knit with, I have no idea of the exact size of the purse knit in the 1840s.
This version was knit on 2 mm/US O needles with DMC Cébélia 10 cotton in green, pink and white. As with the last purse, the rings are too large so I will have to look out for smaller ones to ensure a more snug fit.