Wednesday, September 5, 2012

New yarn and knitting

The Mother passed over four these little Gems when I visited on the weekend.
Patons Gem 100% 4 ply cotton in 50g balls at 50c each - Bargain.

Still deciding what they may become - very possibly a pair of cotton socks in my future.

For those who were asking - yes my socks from last week will get their matching pair, not quite sure when though as I have started a larger project and a new book.

(the background today is what I am currently quilting)

Using gifted Cleckheaton Country Naturals in dark blue to make the Reversible Wrap by Jo Sharp.
The pattern is simple to knit and I am enjoying making this section with its 'bumpy' texture.

The second blue sock turned a corner yesterday - well I started the heel anyway so it will soon be onto the foot.

The book is an amazing account of the author's trek through the Western Sahara with all the challenges that presents. I am enjoying the reading.

Check out what others are reading and knitting over here.


Anonymous said...

Love that cleckheaton country naturals Mistea,lovely colour.xx

sustainablemum said...

Love the sock yarn, I am just coming to the end of my first sock!

Peacefully Knitting said...

Love the sock yarn and the wrap will be gorgeous when you're all done :)

Knitters Notebook said...

You are a very busy knitter...all your projects are looking Beautiful!!


Maria said...

Such a pretty colour the Gem Cotton..
Ah nearly completed one pair of socks....

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

That is a great price for those yarns. You sure are a busy knitter and quilter these days. I haven't had time to do anything since going back to work, and the kids started school yesterday, so it's go, go, go. That book sounds like something I would like. Have a great rest of the week. Tammy

Shay said...

You certainly have a lot on the boil at Casa Mistea. Seeing you yarning along is making me think I should start something too!

Fiona said...

love it when finding cotton at a bargain price.... you are much more adventurous than my plain square dishcloths!!!! haha

Cybele's patch said...

Love the cotton colours.
Your knits look all fantastic. Saw some very nice socks!

Charlie and Wendy said...

Oh I love the look of your knitting especially the Jo Sharp pattern. I have just started one of her free patterns, the Yoke cardigan.