It's been a while since I've posted about knitted things, but I hope you like what I've managed to do, and to be fair, there's more coming! I just didn't want to show you things before they were properly finished, not while they were pinned to a towel being blocked! So I have been busy, I just haven't got round to getting things ready - just - right - ;-)
I managed to finish some lavender pouches. Here they are. The first one was a 'test' really, but a friend of mine came over to stay and she loved it so much I decided to give it to her and put her initial on the front. It was done in stockinette by alternating a size 3 needle and a size 6, which gives it a slight lacy apperance. You can vaguely see this on the photo.
The second one was done for Boyfriend. As I was giving the purple one to my friend, he started saying he doesn't get any knitted things. So I knit this one for his car and it smells so nice!!! I did it by alternating one row knit, one row with the following pattern: k1, *yfwd, k2tog* repeat until last stitch, k1.
The third one I made for my mum. Last time she came over I showed here photos of these. She liked them very much and said she'd quite like one for herself. Her only request was that it should be in pink. So there I went, bought some nice pink yarn and made it for her. I'll give it to her in a little Christmas hamper. I haven't filled it with lavender yet though, as otherwise it would loose some of its beautiful fragance. This one was done by repeating the following pattern: k1, *yo, p2tog* until the last stitch, k1. I like the end result, do you? I hope she does!
And thanks for the suggestion I've had for the blackberries. I've actually come up with a few ideas myself, and I can't wait to find a minute or two to get things started! First, there will have to be a blackberry crumble - it's a must isn't it? Second, there will be blackberry and apple leather strips - now you'll just have to wait and see what those are! And finally, there will be blackberry brandy - oh yes, another Chrismas treat is one its way!!!