Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Snow Queen, socks and penguins!

It’s been a while – and there’s so much to catch up on.

Firstly, meet the Snow Queen.

Isn’t she wonderful? The pattern is by Alan Dart and it is featured in the January Edition of Simply Knitting magazine.

I skipped the funky fur edging and substituted a row of beads down the front of the jacket. For the crown I used a strand of double knitting yarn and a strand of lurex thread held together.

The pattern is easy to follow as detailed steps are given all along the way. The attention to detail in the character is lovely – she’s very majestic and eye-catching.

For Christmas I made socks for Grace and Eve. I used the same pattern as my first ever socks but this time I added buttons at the ankle for decoration.

The socks are very easy to make, relatively quick and lovely and warm to wear. They only use 1 ball of double knitting per pair – but I think I’ve done enough socks for the time being.

As little gifts at the dining table for everyone I crocheted these adorable penguins. I added gold thread loops to the top of each so that they can be hung on the Christmas tree.
The pattern can be found here. Unfortunately there are no English instructions – only charts in Japanese. The charts can be followed fairly easily – but I wouldn’t recommend them to beginners.

Well that’s enough to be going on with for now. There are still more finished projects to report – together with a work-in-progress update – but I’ll leave it at this for now.


  1. Your snow queen is just beautiful! I love the socks and penguins too! Nice :-)

  2. Oh, the Snow Queen is gorgeous! I love her!


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