Thursday, April 24, 2008

Frost Flowers in winter sun



I did it. I finally got round to fixing the last few rounds, and knitted the edging.

And after what it did to me knitting it, I was pleased to give it some torture back.

I took it down into my dungeon studio and dropped it in boiling water with plenty of chemicals in it (gaywool dye - weak solution of iceberg).

I the crucified it with pins and wires on the floor.

It didn't mind though.



(these photos will be replaced with better ones with any luck. You can see the whole thing on flickr)

And, in complete contrast:





(Ysolda's garter stitch mitts)

When you see something you love knitted on THREE of your favourite blogs, sometimes you just can't resist. Although I hate copying, I just couldn't help myself.

I downsized the pattern and made both of these pairs in one night, it took me the first pair to get the hang of it properly. I think I'll spend the next few nights churning them out for every kid I know.

I wouldn't wear them myself (too Worzel Gummidge for my taste), but I enjoyed making them for little ones.

7 comments:

Rose Red said...

Frost Flowers is gorgeous. Gorgeous colour, fantastic knitting. And great photos too!

Katewillknit said...

Gorgeous lace work. Lovely colour too!

Charmaine said...

Stunning work as always!

MelissaM said...

Your Frost Flowers is spectacular. Love, love, love the color!

Ann said...

It's amazing & the pattern is gorgeous. Love the color too.

Meg said...

Good to see Frost Flowers can dish it out but she can take what's coming to her as well. Beautiful work.

thenewgirl said...

---speechless---



(no, really, that's a beautiful future heirloom and your girl is so cute!)