Thursday, May 10, 2007

Dickies, Sleeves and Scarves!

I couldn't decide whether I wanted to knit or crochet, so I opted for both :-)
I'm still working on my Rusted Root knitting, but I wanted something that I didn't have to give too much thought to, and something that would give quick results...Elizabeth Zimmermann's knitted Dickies fitted the criteria (yep I did say Dickies....for anybody like me, who lived in Britain during the '70's and maybe watched one too many Carry On films, I think that the Dickie should be re-named as the Neckwarmer! ;-D ....cue Sid Jame's laughter!!! )
For the crocheting, I just sorted through my stash of blue yarn, chose a hook to suit (4.5mm), and started to freeform crochet some sleeves :-) I have no idea how it will turn out, but I think that it may be a cardi for me...?...perhaps?!

Winter is set to arrive in Adelaide in the next few weeks, so I thought I should sort through my wardrobe in readiness...I've got heaps of scarves, but still keep going back to my very favourite. I made this scarf a few years back from a pattern in Patons Creative Accessories
I really must get around to making some more in different may be an oldie, but it's still a goodie...and still my fave :-)


2paw said...

Those Carry On movies are quite rude!! I watched some a few years ago and nudity and single entendre were rampant - I can't believe I watched them as a child!! Nice crocheting, the sleeves are looking fantastic. Is your cool scarf made slanty by increasing and decreasing every row?? It loks very cosy and casual indeed!!!

JoanM said...

I am fascinated with your bonfit patterns. What a find. Also you must have an amazing op shop Where is it??? or is it a secret? I often go to the wharf at Port Adelaide, but books are really dear, and I have picked over most of the old patterns