Tudora Sequel

The Tudora Sequel worked up very quickly! An episode of 24 and a short drive was all that was needed to complete her. Mum specifically asked for a chocolate brown yarn for hers but I didn’t have ANY brown in my stash. We were able to find 3 balls of brown in mum’s and we were off to the races.

Pattern: Tudora by Cheryl Marling
Yarn: an acrylic mum had in her stash
Needles: U.S. 6
Start Date: September 26th 2008
Finish Date: September 27th 2008
It just so happened that buttons were half off at Fabricville when I went to find one to complete Tudora. I found this cute wooden button and stocked up on some more wooden beauties for future projects.
Mum also requested fingerless mitts to match her Tudora. I knew she would be needing them right away so I cast on for Ysolda‘s garter stitch fingerless mitts.
Yarn: same yarn as Tudora
Needles: U.S. 5
Start Date: October 2nd 2008
Finish Date: October 4th 2008

These mitts have the greatest construction, knit back and forth in garter stitch with short rows for the thumb gusset and a snug fit. They are nice and long in the arms, a feature that is a must for me. None of this barely covering your wrists deal. I didn’t want to give these away in the end. They fit me perfectly so I may just have to knit the pattern again in a fun colour for myself.

My Through The Loops projects are coming along nicely. I hope to be all caught up on the mystery socks before the last clue comes out on thursday morning. I still have some FO’s that needed to be tweaked a bit before they can have their final photo shoot. Hopefully I’ll have one or two to show you this week.

Tudora

Wow!!! Thank you everyone for the wonderful comments on my hair. Its reassuring to know you all thought my decision was a good one. A few of you are worried i’m going to freeze this winter with no hair and while it did cross my mind that I wouldn’t have my hair to use as a scarf anymore I had a plan.

*Picture taken before the chop!* 

Neckwarmers of course!!

Pattern: Tudora by Cheryl Marling

Start Date: September 25th 2008

Finish Date: September 26th 2008

Yarn: Cascade 220 colour 2452

Needles: US 6 / 4mm straights

I’ve had this neckwarmer in my queue for quite a while now waiting for the right yarn. I just happened to have some yarn left over from another project *haven’t blogged about it yet* and thought I just might be able to squeeze a Tudora out of it. I cast on and wouldnt you know it I ran out with about 10 rows left. Heidi, luckily had made a gorgeous Drops Asymmetrical Jacket out of the same colourway so I messaged her to see if she might have any left overs hanging around that I could steal.

She had a couple of little balls, enough to finish Tudora with a little bit to spare. Thanks Heidi!

I knit pretty much the whole thing while watching a couple of episodes of 24. I cast off on the way into town the next day with mum. I showed her the pattern…. and she wanted one too!!! She’s got great taste what can I say! Pics of Tudora #2 coming soon!

This pattern is perfect for my new hair, its is VERY tall, the front comes up over my chin so no doubt it will get alot of use this winter. No worries folks I WILL be warm!!! There will be more neckwarmers too!!