Gloves

Hi,

I haven’t got much to show except for some gloves I finished. They go with the scarf I made earlier for mum in the UK. A little piece of New Zealand Possum in them. They aren’t liked here as they eat what they shouldn’t I’m told. I feel a bit sorry for them so maybe I’ll swap to Alpaca as they get the royal treatment!

 

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Linda :)

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A Finish

Hi,
A couple of pictures of my mums finished quilt and almost finished finger-less gloves…which are done now and posted. The gloves are for my niece although in England she probably needs thermal mittens over there! I love the possum wool made here in NZ as it’s so soft. I discovered that you need to sew up in a matching wool thread as possum isn’t strong enough to use for sewing up and can come apart after a while. The finished article is strong and can be machine washed though.

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A bit more sewing for the wool project…

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That’s about it!
Have a good week,
Linda :)

 

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All Sorts

Hi,
Finally managed to finish those gloves for a present……can’t believe a month has passed and sat scratching my head wondering where it went! Hope the winter goes as fast.

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Woke up one morning thinking i could do with a table top ironing board and while i was out with a friend that day i found a new one in a second hand shop for 5 dollars. Just needed padding a bit. It’s been really handy because although you can’t see it i have a quilt on the floor and not much room to move. I’m expanding at a great rate…as long as it’s not my middle i can live with it!

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Lastly i managed to get the companion cushion done to go with the very large one. This one is 14″ by 10″ with a gusset. Half a circle….or maybe tea cozy shape…ish. Enjoyed making it though as it has a bit of all sorts going on.

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Hoping we get some sunshine this week!
Until next time,
Linda :)

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Fingerless Gloves

Hi,
A couple of pictures of a fingerless glove. I’ve only done one so far. It’s boring GST time again and it comes round too fast for my liking but i have mini breaks in between. It wouldn’t take that long if i just got on with it! Rather be sewing/knitting !

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A present to send to UK. I like that the wool is made in NZ. It’s called Outlaw yarn and it’s made from Alpaca, Possum and Polwarth. At the risk of sounding “silly” here in NZ i wasn’t sure what a Polwarth was so i Googled it. Of coarse it’s a sheep! The mitt feels nice and warm with all those creatures in it :)
Until next time,
Linda

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Cushion & Knitting

Hi There, Ever get the feeling of having too much to do? Well I’m ignoring all the sewing for a few days and decided to knit fingerless gloves….for my mum. Something small to do quickly…well i say quickly but last night i had almost finished the second glove and i dropped a stitch …right down the bottom…i did exactly the same on the first one as well !
Although i managed to put the cushion together for our colour Quarterly group that’s held 4 times a year. This time we have been given the green fabric. Some of the things the ladies make are wonderful. I’ll have to get some photos to put up for next time…

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Until next time,
Linda

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