I think about knitting all the time and I have to say that it's a pleasure for me to find hand knitted things! This past Saturday , on my way to the bookstore to buy the latest Interweave knits magazine , I saw something new on the streets. Imagine how excited I was to find a stall selling hand knitted items. I was thinking so much about knitting and perhaps that's why these knitted finger puppets appeared in my sight:
Aren't they so cute? Well, handling the puppets in my left fingers and taking a photo with the right hand was a bit hard. So here is a better view,
I had to buy a few as they come from the other side of the world.. Can you imagine that these puppets were made in Amazon, Brazil. Delighted as much as the little teenagers girls besides me I had a hard time to choose among little socks, witches, birds and various cartoon characters. My favorite is the white sheep ( alpaca?) made of seed stitch.
The seller is originally from Amazon and travels around the world selling hand crafted articles. His next stop will be in Thailand and South Korea.
Next, I will present my forgotten Topaz cardi ( taupe one). I finished it a month ago but i was undecided on the buttons( yes, I used my Swarovski buttons) and was waiting to take a better picture. However, the weather will not bring any good weather this week, only clouds and rain. So I think I will just show it now. Btw, I wore it on my belated bday dinner and I think it was cozy and comfortable.
I only wished that I had used a thicker and new yarn. Remember this yarn was an unraveled one from the bolero I was knitting some time ago? The frogged yarn was used for the back and I can tell the sts don't look so even compared with the the sleeves and the front that I knitted with a new yarn.
Pattern: Puppy winter 2005 book
Yarn: On line - Linie 39 Kaschemerino
Italian yarn ( wool/cashmere/acrylic) 8 balls
Needle: Japanese 7 (4.2mm)
Modifications: I've enlarged the cardi in general to fit my yarn. Also, I had to redo the sleeve caps as they are always small for me. I wished that the botton part of the sleeves had a more visible bell shape but it was hard to recalculate the pattern.
Thank you all for the supportive messages on my last post! They truly gave me a good encouragement to move on my Cotton Candy project. Have you notice that I am in better spirit today? :D
I think it's because I got the border in place and finally the leaves don't seen to be so twisted. The sewing process of the border wasn't as bad as I predicted and I even got the border bottom matched with the rest of the front border ( improved mending skills?). Take a look at my border, please!
Ah, nothing like comforting words from knitting friends! ;)