Cast these on on Wednesday night; Rollercoaster is the name of the pattern, for the Sockamania group I have just joined. This is the first monthly sock pattern I've done. Lovely, easy two row pattern, very effective, giving lacey bits and chevrons. I like the use of the camo wool with the more feminine pattern, makes me smile :)
At last! It's off the needles and ready to wear :) Was a long time in the making, having to order more wool twice to complete it. Pelased with it, it's nice and woolly and warm. A slight variation on Kaffee Fassett's Persian Poppies, using Twilley's Freedom Spirit wool to provide the colouring. I Swiss darned teh centres afterwards for ease, bit fiddly with wee scraps of black as I went, so wnet for this option.
These were done for an order for someone on the forum - nice and thick, with a reinforced heel, double thickness. The wool is a lovely pure wool with burnt orange and blue flecks in. I've a little bit left of it, so will incorporate it into something else to use it up.
Update on teh waistcoat; it looked just like a pile of bumfly knitting until I added the black centres and cblocked the pieces; now it's looking really good. Armhole edgings done, and half of the front borders. I hope to get it finished by tonight and on with the Aeolian shawl and other things.
I did these a couple of weeks ago on a wet Sunday; quick to knit up, and great fun. Pattern was from Yarn Forward magazine, done in the round, which I like. The pink and white one reminds me of raspberry ripple ice cream LOL; pure wool, space dyed with srawberry Kool Aid, the first time I've used this for dyeing. Great fun, but the smell was awful, and I'd never drink it :0 The other pink one is some yarn I'd spun and partially dyed with cochineal, overdyed with strawberry Kool Aid again. The third one is all handspun, with a apttern of hearts on it.
I set to and got this finished last night; I only needed to wind one more ball, so got straight to the knitting when it was done, and completed the last repeat of the pattern. I'm very pleased with it - love the pattern. The wool is Shetland, a gorgeous rich shade of chestnut, bought in a charity shop in Broadstone about 3 years ago now - just waiting for its time LOL. I have quite a few skeins left, so enough to knit something meaningful with the rest of it. It would look good and drape well in a heavier sily yarn I think. I'm up to 6 yucca repeats on teh Aeolian, and managed two blanket squares yesterday too.
Got to grips with this after a couple of false starts with yarn I wasn't sure about. Thsi is now well on its way with a nice wool/raw silk mix I got from the Scrapstore a couple of years back. Pleased with progress so far, and it knits up quite quickly - not the best of photos, but it reminds me of a moth...........:) The yarn wshes and blocks well, so that will make all the difference to the finished shawl. I've a pair of socks to do in a hurry, starting tomorrow, I need to wind the wool to finish another shawl and have cast on for a pair of WW2 glvoes to keep me sane in between bouts of shawl knitting LOL. Also , blanket squares need to be doen this week, a pair of striped gloves and a balaclava.
4 times I tried, but no luck; there's a mistake somewhere in the pattern, and after much pndering and working out with a paper and pencil, I couldn't find it. Bitterly disappointed, but it's gone, on the fire, a pile of ash now. Ho hum, lot of work went into the few inches I'd done, not to mention the 43 repeats of the lace panel for the edging! Will find another pattern later and re-start.
I cast this on yesterday morning, as the sun was shining...............ah well,a tleast he'll be ready for autumn LOL It's handspun Jacob, but I need to spin some more to complete it, but I made good ehadway with 3/4 of it done yesterday. I took it out on the tip run too LOL - not one to waste VKT* in the car. Another good reason for not driving, I think!
....MrsL's knitting blog. "Figheade" is Gaelic for knitting.............I had one a while ago, of a similar name, but amalgamated it with my main blog. However, I think I do enough knitting to justify a separate blog, so here it is ! I'll be putting on spinning too, possibly crocheting, but it will mainly be the knitting - what I'm working on, finished things, knitting for others, my fledgling knitting business, knitting book reviews, good links, bad knitting things (yes, they DO exist LOL). Hopefully you'll enjoy what I'm doing and feel inspired to pick up some needles yourself.