Here are a couple of projects to pass the time until my knitting wools arrive from the Shetland Islands.
The first is a jumper for a 16” Sasha boy doll. It is done with left-over Shetland wools in 2 colours in a Nordic pattern. It is done in the round, seamless with cut steeks. Those who know Sasha dolls will appreciate why I went to all this work for a – doll!
Next, I purchased the “Learn to Knit with Harris Bear” kit from Patternworks:
It comes with a wonderful plush teddy bear, the house, a booklet, a toy, 2 different yarns and instructions. If you like this project, I have to give you some warning. The multicolour yarn was insufficient, the blue wool was full of spiky pieces of grass and the wool kept ripping apart as I knitted. The pattern for the beanie was incorrect, there were serious errors in the cardie pattern to the extent that it was impossible to knit! I can only recommend this if you want the house, toy and bear and can design your own garments for Harris. I have to give credit here to Patternworks. I emailed them with my complaints and they credited me for this product. I’m going to give this to a friend who is about to become a nan for the second time.
For some reason, I now have terrible RSI with burning in both wrists. It always happens when I knit these kinds of fiddly items. I can knit an entire adult jumper without a single problem. I'm a bit worried that sock knitting will produce the same undesirable effects.