Sunday, 16 February 2014

Shawlettes and Scarves

Here's the shawlette I made from all the left over ends of all the many other ones I have made over the last couple of years. The Noro yarn is quite expensive so, as I showed in last Wednesday's post, I had saved a bag full of tiny balls. There were dozens of ends to weave in securely but it was all worthwhile as I ended up with this wearable result below......
I have also finished this one, from a different pattern, and they now have the addition of tassels and beads. This one is going to be sent to my lovely friend Dolores in Slovenia. She already knows as I gave her the choice of colour.
Here's the one showed the other day that I made for DD2


Finally this is a really long one I made a while ago. 
I'm a reasonably competent knitter, but I always take, what I call,"mindless" knitting with me on my travels as if I keep to garter stitch I can still admire the view! 
By using a quality textured yarn, and there are so many wondrous ones to be had, it doesn't matter that I just use garter stitch and I can even knit without looking when I don't have enough light.  I have often slipped a stitch whilst knitting in the car at night and it is easy to stitch up the dropped stitch invisibly if the yarn is textured.
Useful desirable items made in time that would otherwise be wasted.
There were quite a few mistakes made in this one below!


12 comments:

cockney blonde said...

Love all those shawlettes Jo and all the different colours. Well done using up all that lovely Noro. I wish I could be a mindless knitter. Just need to teach DH to drive, lol, x

Helen said...

They all look fabulous, Jo!! I have to concentrate when I knit, too, so well done you.

Hetty said...

I need to start one,they look so good! Sorry I won't see you in April.

Twiglet said...

You have had fun with all that gorgeous yarn Jo - great colour combos aren't they. x Jo

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I love the range of colours! And while the first pic would be suited for my Autumnal colouring, my heart lies with the blues of the second shot :-). The beads and tassels lift it so much!
I've been having fun chopping up some fat quarters from my stash to make a quilt for LillyBo...some very different colours for me, lots of orange....but I'm having fun AND reducing my stash. Win win situation :-)
Hugs, LLJ xx

tilly said...

What stunning makes with that super wool, I love the finished look of the tassels, afraid I can't knit much without looking lol
Tilly

Glennis said...

These are all fabulous - is there a pattern available to buy for the ones with the beads?

Neet said...

Lovely, especially the one knitted up from the bits. Very autumnal. Fab!
Hugs, Neet xx

rose of Walk in the Woods, LLC said...

Beautiful work! And I really love those shawlettes with the tassels ~ especially the one made up with the beautiful leftover bits!

Redanne said...

You are so clever and so talented Jo, I love every one! Hugs, Anne x

butterfly said...

Gorgeous gorgeous colours - the middle shawlette and the final scarf being my absolute favourite palettes. Seriously, who'd even notice the odd mistake that you claim is there with such beauty on offer?
Alison x

Lee said...

Beautiful.xx