Friday, March 28, 2008

St Brigid

I've been here before.

St B's front

All was fine until a read a posting on Ravelry. They have revamped the St Brigid KAL. The knitter wrote that the yarn (same yarn I'm using) made her hands very tired and she could only knit a couple of rows at a time. As if by suggestion, I can now only knit a few rows at a time. Before, I would knit a pattern repeat an evening. I'm starting to worry about how suggestible I am!!

Monday, March 24, 2008

Colour 'n dye

I'm going to try not to gush, but we had a brilliant day at Sue's over the weekend. Good food, great company (Sue P, Adrienne, young man and B) and loads of colour, not to mention the four seasons within 20 minutes. We had snow, hail, rain, sunshine and gale force winds. It all added to the day in some way though.

My and young man's efforts of the day

I think the colours are very me! The maroon/aubergine ball is lace weight yarn the rest is sock weight. Top left is young man's. He very pleased with the result and wants his socks by tomorrow please. Feeling a little guilty that I've ignored Capri and St. Brigid these past few days - but it was worth it.

Friday, March 21, 2008


I wanted something that would knit up quickly and this is doing very nicely!

I had this yarn in stash thanks to Amelia who kindly swapped with me. I got the Calmer in return for some Cotton Glace - both by Rowan. I'm hoping to finish Capri by next week. However, I'm not sure when I will get to wear her, there is no sign of Spring around here.

I've started knitting the front of St Brigid, and will post progress next week. No progress yet on Picnic, but I hope to rectify that this weekend.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Now do you think St Brigid really has powers? Is she trying to tell me to pick her up because she has done away with Spring? And I truly need to finish her so she can keep me nice and toastie against this blustering weather? Tonight is definitely her night. I have a couple hours of peace tonight, which means I can start the front without interruption. I'm hoping once I actually get started I'll be wondering what I was fussing about and just get on with it.
I've cast on for this and this. I will post some progress shots during the week. In the mean time, I've been working on the Picnic Blanket:

I haven't been very organised about how I'm knitting Picnic. This month I want to try and knit at least 12 squares. I've done 4 so far, so I'm in site of it. Suffice to say I have lovely blue stained fingers!!

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Cable and lace wrap cardigan

We have a finished project:

It's the Cable and lace wrap cardigan by Lois Daykin. I'm just so pleased that I have at least 3 babies to knit for at the moment!!

Pattern details:

Pattern: Cable and lace wrap cardigan
By: Lois Daykin - Baby Knits
Yarn: Jeager Match maker DK
Needles: 3.25 & 4mm
Started: 11/2/2008
Finished: 8/3/2008

Comments: It was a great advantage to knit the body in one piece. No side seams to sew. I only had to sew the sleeves in. The pattern is well written and well constructed. The last line of the pattern differs from the version modelled in the book. The picture shows eyelets on the last row, but this is omitted in the pattern!! I didn't use the stated yarn, but I'm very pleased with the results. The whole thing needed good blocking.

Other knitting news

St. Brigid. I've lost my mojo. There, I've said it. When I realised I wouldn't finish her for the end of February, she lost her glow. I'm not hibernating her (thanks Ravelry). I will work on her in the back ground. I think she has lost her glow because, nearly all of my projects are in the stay-at-home-and-concentrate-stage. I have nothing that I can pick up and go with (socks don't count - I have to be in the mood) and there are only so many baby things I can knit with the excuse of them being 'in between' work!! Also, Spring is coming (please?) and of course all the new Spring/Summer projects are screaming at me. I think that if I'm working on something I really want to knit, it will give me the energy to finish St B and not look at her night after night willing myself to pick her up and feeling guilty when I don't.

Friday, March 07, 2008

My Gift

A gift from my gift...

He is one year older, he is still my gift and miracle. He is much loved.