This is Holly Culpepper, a sort of dog-rabbit. I made her from the pattern in one of my (growing collection of) Japanese Craft Books and I rather like her. I know her expression is a little sad but that's because she desperately wants to play outside and she can't go out until she's had all her shots. This project has taught me quite a bit and now I am working on a little giraffe from the same book which has a slightly different construction. I have some ideas of my own that I want to make and I hope to learn how to best put them together by working on some the patterns in the book.
Here you see her surprised to find a whole new collection of wool has mysteriously arrived in the house.Thanks to a hot tip on Knitter Natter I immediately went shopping for some Yorkshire Tweed. I love this yarn and really wish it hadn't been discontinued. I have looked at the Scottish Tweed although I haven't actually used it yet, but it doesn't appeal quite as much, maybe it's the colours, I'm not sure. My LYS is pretty much all out of Yorkshire Tweed now and it is still around online but not at these bargain prices.
The bluish green shade is earmarked for this project. Yes, I know I'm a year behind but I really liked this pattern last year and just didn't get round to it, I know it will be a useful one.
This grey is lovely and although I rather like the way it looks just sitting in my bowl and echoing the stone walls in the garden outside I do intend to knit it. Yes, 4ply is not my favourite to knit with but I do really like the fabric produced. I don't have a definite pattern in mind but probably a simple fitted raglan type sweater, I have a copy of A Season's Tale which I'm hoping might have something suitable, any suggestions would be welcomed, I'm looking for something with some shaping.