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Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Handspun hat done

This is now done from the handspun in the post below; quite pleased with it. great pattern, a very easy bias strip cleverly stitched together. I'll be making more of these, I think.

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Blue Faced Leicester

I've spun and knitted witht his wool before, and it's lovely to work with. I bought this ready dyed, but have spun the wool myself, it's on its way to being an interesting bias strip hat I hope. I'm pleased with the way the colours are working together - you can never be sure until it's plied, and even then, there's no guaranteee it won't lose something once it's knitted.

Sunday, 16 August 2009

Cold Mountain and more socks..............

The sock yarn is a Regia one, sort of fluffy, but I do like it quite a lot; two pairs of socks owned for barters, so these now underway with that. Nice to knit with. I've re-started the Cold Mountain wrap as I wasn't happy with the purple, the way it knitted up for this particular pattern, although it's lovely wool. This is a multi coloured twist over a light brown yarn which was sent to me in a swap. It's knitting up nicely, firmer than the purple, so pleased with it so far, but I think it's going to be a long haul, this one LOL

Thursday, 13 August 2009

Even more socks.................

LOL; another pair for MrL, these are the Kaffe Fasset ones finished. I thinkt hey're lovely, and he's pelased with them too. he's decided not to buy any more socks, so I'll ahve the sock needles out permanently I think :) Not a problem, as it's quite a handy piece to take about in a bag and in the car. Need to start on the left front of th cotton cardigan, and have two pairs of socks promised too,w aiting for the wool to arrive for that.
Talking of woola rriving, I did get a ncie surprise int he post eysterday, a cone of very pretty coloured wool in return for some dihscloths; I think I have a project in mind for it, so might at least get it on the needles this afternoon and underway.

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Cotton cardigan

I cast this on last week; it's a pattern I've had for a while, knitted in 4 ply wool, but I'm using some of a humungous cone of duck egg blue I acquired several years ago, with pink roses; the bottom and collar are lace trimmed, It will turn out much better than the picture promises, in my experience of knitting with cotton.I've done blocks of pink for the roses, and will Swiss darn the white details and green leaves between, as I find cotton's not good for intarsia. Back and left front completed, nice to knit, not too taxing so far.