06 June 2013

oh I do like to be beside the seaside

Yes, I use cheesy lyrics as a post title.  Sue me.

Really love the way this turned out.  Just in time for winter which is hitting hard at the moment.

I headed down to the closest seaside to my house to model this FO, Altona beach.  Partner acted as my photographer on this occasion, insisting on leaving the camera on 'Auto'.  I think the photos are great anyway!  Don't let the sun fool you - it was fucking cold and we literally jumped back in the car after taking these.  Luckily I had appropriate knitted accessories - what a crazy random happenstance!


  • Ships and Seaside cowl.  This was one of those patterns that I coveted the first time I saw it, then filed it away for future reference.  Then I remembered about a particular yarn in my stash, cast on, and it was all over in a matter of days.  It's essentially a knit loop.  I enjoyed making it very much as you can just see yourself wearing it, it knits up so fast.  I only had the two colours, so didn't follow the stripe sequence, but I would love to make another of these as per the pattern.  The kitchener stitch didn't bother me at all, and any errors I may have made (as if I made any!) are hidden in the fuzziness of the yarn. 
  • Mario slouch hat.  My execution of this pattern was far from elegant, but I think it looks fine and is entirely wearable. I like it with the cowl, not to matchy-matchy.  Knit up in a couple of nights. 
Yarn:  Touch Yarns Brushed Solid, a 12ply super hairy Merino/Mohair blend.  Still feels a bit scratchy on my skin, but I'm not too precious about that.  Very warm.  I had 300g worth and had enough left after the cowl to make two hats!  You can apparently make a whole cardigan with one skein of this beast of a yarn, it goes on and on and on.  Oh, and I'm sure this goes without saying but it sheds like a mo-fo.

Ravelled here


p.s. I'm sure you'd also like the the lyrics to I do like to be beside the seaside. You're welcome.  I especially like "Tiddely-om-pom-pom!"

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  1. You should be bundled up more! It is really strange to be reading about how cold it is there when it is so warm here! I absolutely love the scarf (is there any project of yours that I haven't loved?), the halo makes it look even more warm and cuddly.

  2. I love both of these! You look so cosy in them too ^_^ What is with the weather in Australia though?! Yesterday I realised that I was wearing a beanie, scarf, gloves, a jacket ... and sunglasses >_<

  3. You look so warm and cosy - the scarf is beautiful, and that hat is so cute!

  4. I like the first photograph. But I am glad that some warmth finally has arrived here finally. I can't stand scarves and hats anymore. :-)

  5. Looks fluffy warm! Looks like you had a beautiful day for picture taking!

  6. It looks so soft! I hate the cold, you couldn't pay me to go to the beach during the winter. Thanks for coming by and partying with us at Fluster Buster's Creative Muster.

    Robin @ Fluster Buster