Nearly done Multnomah in blue and Damson in the background
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Nearly done Multnomah in blue and Damson in the background
Thursday, December 17, 2009
These poor long suffering socks have been on their needles for over a year. They have seen the light of day only because I am knitting 2 large projects and I needed a break from them. They are for my sister - just in time for the beginning of our cold weather. I am pleased that she loves them
Another project buster also using sock yarn is Damson by Ysolda Teague. I love projects that start small and end up with hundreds of stitches. It is blocking now.
All finished, now to block
I'm halfway up the front of Aaren, I'm hoping to finish her by the weekend. It will be a relief to have one of the big projects completed. I'm planning on delving into one of the back of the wardrobe bags and finishing a project that has been waiting for a long long time!
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Pattern name: Design D
Pattern Source: Sirdar 339 Winter glamour
Yarn used: Sirdar Click Chunky
Needles: 5.5mm and 6.5mm
Date started: 1/12/09
Date finished: 1/12/09
Comments: A quick knit, not as slouchy as I thought it would be. The yarn is warm and won't become misshapen with use.
Whether in the hotel or on a walk, we were surrounded by fantastic views:
It was definitely a wrench to get on the train back to London..........
Pattern name: Fiddlers Green
Pattern source: Little Cakes
Designer: Louisa Harding
Needles: 4.5mm and 5mm
Comments: OOoooooh, warm, cosy, did I say warm. The yarn is soft and strong, the pattern was well written, clear and easy to follow. The colour I chose is beautifully varigated and changes in the light. As the project began to develop and get longer, I had a lovely pool of warmth laying in my lap. This will definitely be a wardrobe regular this winter. In keeping with the coming festive season, the shade I chose is called Holly!!!
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
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Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Smoulder is also finally, taking shape. I blocked the pieces and have sewn up the seams. Now for the million ends!! I hear we are having a late warm week next week so I may, hope against hope, get to wear her.
Having left my current knitting project at my mum's I found myself in need of some house knitting. The perfect time to look through my stash and begin a stash busting project. This is normally a project that is quick and easy - a kind of in-between project that gives my brain a rest from complex knitting
and allows me to carry on knitting, rather than downing tools all together. It'sdefinitely quick and also addictive, don't seem to want to put it down. I want to get to the armholes - not sure why I'm so eager, I have to do a provisional cast on and I always seem to have huge problems trying to use this form of cast on. Here's hoping it will be plain sailing this time. I've found some very good video streams detailing the method.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
I have sort of finished, they just need sewing up. In both cases I have to be in the mood to attempt such a fete. In the case of Smoulder because of its million trillion ends and the need to match up row for row. As for the pure silk curved edge cardigan, I have the longest border to sew on the outer edge of the whole cardigan. They are in a heap in a corner of the front room. I'm hoping to be in the 'mood' to tackle them so that I can give the curved edge to my mum, and I can wear Smoulder before it's too cold!!
My new WIP is Celtic from Rowan 40.
I've made some heavy modifications so far to make it mine. Hopefully they will work.
I'm also thinking of this for my winter hottie.
I'm having trouble with choosing the right yarn and colour. I seem to be gravitating toward blue this winter. I don't know anything about Briggs and Little Atlantic. I'm going to swatch with Rowan Cocoon, and Louisa Harding Hulda then see how I go. Oh and I've picked out some stash yarn for a pin wheel thingy..,..........
Monday, September 14, 2009
All pieces are now complete...........Now I have to fathom out whether to sew the pieces together then sew in the ends or the other way round. Experience with the mystery blanket would favour sewing the pieces in first so that it's easier to match up the pattern without the hindrance of lumpy bumpy bits.
.......... and there are a million ends to sew in!!
In the meantime I have to figure out what do with the mass on vegetables that are coming from the allotment.
Runner beans in situ, now sliced and spliced in the freezer!!
I have been pickling, chutneying, saucing and jamming I think you all know what you are getting in your Christmas stockings!!!
Wednesday, September 09, 2009
Yarn: Rowan RYC Cashsoft 4 ply
Tuesday, September 08, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
After a very long break from blogging and knitting my mojo is finding its way back to me. I've also come out at the other end of renovation and decorating with my sanity intact (just). I have lovely new storage for my knitting paraphernalia - that's the only thing that made it all worthwhile!
Now all of my UFO's are squawking loudly at me from their dark resting place. Here are just a few:
And heavens above a finished project. Only because there was a tight deadline and it was for my friend. This is the Panel Jacket by Louisa Harding. I used Wendy Pearl dk for the main body and Louisa Harding Glisten for the edging. The Pearl yarn has been discontinued and I didn't have enough - the Glisten yarn complimented the Pearl and the colouring of the recipient. I also had to make the sleeves end at the elbow rather than have them full length.
The pace of the allotment is finally slowing down and I am enjoying the fruits of my labour. I am truly grateful for my pickings right now and I will never moan when it rains ever again.
Sunday, May 31, 2009
I have about a million projects to finish, so with the lovely long evening coming up, I'll be steaming ahead with my UFO's!!
Monday, March 09, 2009
He is still my young man and we are proud.
As you can see, my trauma over young man reaching his teenage years has stopped me from being productive in any way. I've managed to complete the back and one front on Fontaine. The 2.5 mm needles are really sticking it to me now - I am however fighting the urge to start another project on much bigger needles, but that may change........
Monday, February 16, 2009
Finally pulled my finger out and finished it. As you can see, I have found a worthy recipient - she loves it!
Wednesday, February 04, 2009
We do have a few finished objects and a couple that are nearly there. My January deadline has slipped for both the blanket and the curved edge cardigan, but there has been progress.
The blanket is now in one piece. All squares are knitted and ends now sewn in. I just need a long cold dark evening, lots of chocolate and a good play on the radio to finish it once and for all.
I'm trying to be a good girl and not start anything big before I finish the blanket and the curved edge cardigan (Smoulder doesn't count - I've stalled on it for the moment having run out of one of the colours. I'm hunting for an equivalent)
Pattern name: Mosey by Susan Power
Pattern source: Knitty, Spring 2008
Yarn used: Debbie Bliss Cash merino Chunky
Size: Smaller size
Needles: 5.5 mm
Comments: I omitted the OXO pattern because it would not be easily seen in black yarn. I used larger needles because I used completely different yarn , hence knitting the smaller size. They are incredibly warm and versatile. Good stash buster.
The young man is off on a skiing holiday in the next couple of weeks, so the needles have been busy with hats. Here is the latest.
Just in time for the recent offering of snow. He was nice and toastie. The hat stood up to the riggers of several snow fights and being worn for the entire day!!
Alas, the curved edge cardigan has stayed in the bottom of the basket, but I'm hoping to rectify that this month
Monday, January 05, 2009
The Mystery blanket, which is missing just 3 squares. 2 borders are done - must finish this soon. This is one of the pact WIP's.
Don't ask me what possessed me to knit myself a pair of leg warmers. They are gorgeous though. I've half of the second one to complete.
The curved edge cardigan is luscious pure silk. This has been languishing in a corner for months. This is the 2nd of the pact WIP's. I just need to sew the border on - however, that's not as easy as it sounds!!
Of course this does not include socks and, well we just won't go there!! Now all I nned ot tackle is the destash.......