Sunday, May 29, 2011

A curtain for the bathroom and a new hat

I finished painting the bathroom window a while ago, and here is a little curtain I made to cover the ugly metal vent at the top. I used a sheer linen for the background to get a see-through effect, and the little birds are from scraps of fabric I had in my stash. The finished curtain is lovely and light, and floats gently when there is a breeze through the window.

The flying birds are from Kajsa Wikman's beautiful book 'Scandinavian Stitches' - I'm glad to be able to bring a little Syko delight to my bathroom!

And here is the blue beanie made from Michael's Christmas handspun. It has turned out well. I ran out of yarn, but managed to find a similar weight in my stash to finish the top - you can just see it in the picture. The border is 'Saxon Braid' from Nicky Epstein's 'Knitting on the Edge'. There is small typo in the pattern, so keep your wits about you if you ever use it. I ended up writing out the pattern in long hand so I didn't have to continually reference the abbreviations. I've used this braid in other projects - it's a bit of a favourite.

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