Saturday, November 18, 2006

The Sun has got it's hat on...

Playing Smart
I thought I'd get in quick, it's a glorious morning the sun is shining beautifully. The camera has been whipped out and the photos that I have deleted re-taken. But sometimes its hard to recreate the moment - especially when you are crap at taking photo's in the first place. So here we go:

Above a mish mash of past and present.

The log cabin blanket now a baby sized blanket - downsized from double bed dimensions. I was not happy with the colour way and thought it better to stop rather than doing something utterly stupid in trying to 'save' it. It is warm and cuddly.

The finished socks - for the record Shea- they are MINE!!
The socks are resting on my first Mason Dixon inspired dish cloth (where ever you look on their blog you will find dish cloths!!). The first of many no doubt. Very quick and now the pattern is in my head, very easy. Thanks to Karin I made them in the famous Peaches and Creme cotton.

Above are the current socks that I'm working on. Don't know who they are for yet. I've decided I'm not bothered about whether the pattern flashes or lines or pools. I like the colour way and however they turn out - so be it.

This is Swell from Summer 06 Knitty. It looks good, but doesn't fit anyone - and I mean anyone. It's tiny. I could see it when I was knitting but thought, when it's off the circulars it will be fine - mm!! I substituted Rowan Magpie Aran for Cascade 220 and I used Tapestry, also by Rowan, as the contrast colour - used in reverse. The needle size was 3.25mm, so I will attempt this again on bigger needles and see how I get on. I have no idea what happened, and I'm determined to do it right. However, it is a good example of motif and embossed work so will do nicely for my course!!

More to come. I'm on the sleeves of the Debbie Bliss ribbed cardigan and I've got the shawl bug. I'm on the lookout for a simple but stunning shawl in lace weight not cobweb yarn - any advice would be welcome.

Should I be celebrating? This is my 50th posting!!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

yes you should be celebrating!
Sneaky thing you are, I wish I had seen the dish cloths in progress.
They look great, are you using them?