Wednesday 5 June 2013

Speedy Tweedy

After winding my skein of Brooklyn Tweed last night, these fingerless gloves simply had to be hooked up.

I used some of my left over variegated sock yarn and some of my mustard tweedy Rowan yarn to add some interest to the fingerless gloves.

I am loving the colours and am hoping the recipient (a very special friend) will too.

What have you been making or enjoying this week?
I have to face sewing up my finished knitted cardigan, the bit I don't look forward to, but I know it will be worth it once it's done!
Happy days everyone


  1. Lovely colors and mitts. Your special friend will love them I know. What is not to love about them?

  2. They're gorgeous the colours remind me of the hillsides here in autumn. Sarah x

  3. Oh yes, I do indeed love those colours, Penny! I have some Rowan Tweed in the same hue ready for autumn...

    I too am the proud owner of Brooklyn Tweed and I am a little curious to know whether you have found it has a tendency to break easily when knitting/crocheting?

    Warmest wishes from very sunny France,


    ps Aren't those light, long evenings a joy to behold?

  4. I'm crocheting a granny square scarf like the lady in the BBC2 sewing programme wore. I didn't watch it but read a blog post with a link to pictures of her... Granny Annie was she called? Anyway, loved the scarf so I am doing one for a friend in bright primary colours mostly as that is what she wears and prefers. And I shall make a more muted one for me in autumnal shades, later. Also knitting bedsocks... I know it's not the time of year but I am limited as to how much craft work I can do these days so things take a lot longer than I am used to, or like!

  5. Love that gold, just gorgeous, your friend will love didn't hang about with the winding, if it were me I'd still be staring at th skein.

  6. I love the colours of these :)

    On the knitting front I've been working on a shawl design ... it will be a gift for my sister to wear at her wedding.

  7. Deeee-lish yarn, you've certainly picked my fave colours! Hope you are well - I'm silly busy at the moment, wondering when I'll get the chance to blog ever again!! I'm just having to settle on a few snatched moments of visiting to get the blog fix I need ;)
    Em xx

  8. Good morning Penny,

    I'm just popping in to say THANK YOU for getting back to me about the Brooklyn Tweed :-) I was totally smitten by their colourways, purchased three skeins in autumnal jewel colours (in autumn) and then froze like a rabbit in the headlights of a car when I saw how easily it broke. I WILL use it one day, but when I'm feeling calm :-)

    Happy Friday to you, lovely Penny,


  9. Did you seriously just make those this week? They are absolutely gorgeous. I want to make something similar - I've been toying with the idea of making mitts for a while. If I start now they might be ready for autumn... x