Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Starting again

A whole week passed without a stitch being knitted.
Today was the day to remedy that.
I selected these two stash yarns - cream Bendigo woollen mills luxury and this very old Patons yarn in a deep burgundy colour to make the Sanquhar Socks from 'Knitting socks from around the world'.
These are knit from the cuff, so far I have completed the band. The coming Easter break, which is promising to be considerably cooler, should see good progress on these. I am eager to see this pattern grow in the fabric.
The hook has not been idle. I am currently working on the final round of the blanket but the rows are long and I need to concentrate so it may take a couple more days.
I recently started reading 'The Necessary Aptitude - A Memoir' by Pam Ayres. The title refers to the reason for being dismissed from her first job - as in 'lacks the necessary aptitude'. Guess her superiors didn't appreciate her humour?
While the book includes a lot of detail it is written in her easy to read style and is quite entertaining.
Joining all the talented participants who yarn along.
Hope there's some time to create in your week.

13 comments:

EMMA said...

They are going to be lovely, but the pattern looks quite complicated!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

I haven't had much time to crochet this week. Last nite started bunny parts as a friend here saw my blog and immediately sent me a message saying she wanted a bunny because it was so fricking cute! Ha! Don't know if I will be able to get it done in time for when we get together Saturday as a friend will be visiting from out of country and arrives tomorrow. So great how you are able to knit such pretty patterns. That is way beyond my skill level. Best wishes, Tammy

Hannah@HomeBaked said...

Oh, my - those look like complicated socks!

Christine M said...

These should be lovely socks. I just love burgundy. As you're reading Pam's book, do you read it with her accent? LOL! Every time I hear her name, I can always hear that accent!

katherine said...

these are going to be gorgeous socks.

Shay said...

After your recent monumental efforts Im not surprised you needed a breather.

Love the new project and those yarns are just lovely!

marina said...

looks like another pair of gorgeous socks are well on the way!

sustainablemum said...

Those socks look like a work of art :)

shez said...

you are an amazing knitter Mistea,have a lovely easter my friend.xx

Fiona said...

love the colours you are using... you find interesting books to read ...
Hugz

aknitterssketchbook said...

those socks will be so lovely !
those bunnies you made ~ are just too sweet :)
haPPy Day :)
crystal

Gracey is not my name.... said...

Those socks are going to be awesome!!!! I also have started a bunny

Jindi's Cottage said...

Pam Ayres now there is a blast from the past, I can only assume there are a few good laughs in those pages...interesting new sock pattern...