Wednesday, February 04, 2009


Time is flying unlike my knitting projects. February already!!

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)

Not sure what possessed me to knit a pair of leg warmers but here they are and already put to good use.

Pattern details:

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
Started: 8/12/08
Finished: 2/2/09
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!!

Pattern details:
Pattern: Alpaca ear flaps
Pattern Source: Oz yarn
Yarn used: Debbie Bliss Cash merino aran in cream, Louisa Harding Grace in light grey, Wensleydale Longwool aran in dark grey
Needles: 4mm
Started: 20/1/09
Finished: 1/2/09
Comments: no alpaca used, but warm and toastie anyway. I don't do well on intarsia ans chart reading for colour work. But the pattern was easy to understand and clearly written.

Alas, the curved edge cardigan has stayed in the bottom of the basket, but I'm hoping to rectify that this month

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Young mans hat is beautiful. Hope he will take good care of this special handknit.
Blanket is looking good too.