Friday, October 18, 2013

Are those new?

There was some knitting which involved thick yarn and fat needles this week. I made this cosy cowl in teen colours, mostly because they were the ones I had in the right thickness, but we'll just keep that between ourselves, okay?
After I signed on to help with this one I thought I may have made a mistake, we are after all heading towards summer down here, not so this week, (it would have been a very welcome addition on some cool mornings). Just need to find some suitable buttons to attach and this will be done.
Two coloured checkered cowl by BillS
Pretty yarn for a pretty sock.
I bought this yarn a little over a year ago when the whole sock thing was just gaining momentum.
The Great Wall IV Socks by Qianer
Then it sat patiently waiting a turn because of the whole multi coloured look of it, when I decided that my preference really is to work with solids. An opportunity to knit along with others over on Ravelry saw me looking for suitable yarn in the stash, time to pull this out and see whether it would work. The yarn, Happy by Wendy, has a high percentage of bamboo and just a little nylon so it is perfect for warmer weather socks. Means I won't need to wait until next May to get my feet into them.
Coming along nicely I'm onto the foot and really enjoying the knit and the yarn.
Total impulse buying in the supermarket today, just had to try these TimTams with strawberry filling, well they had the new sign on them! Delicious even if they weren't coated in Dark chocolate. At the back of the pic you can see the mess I made with the buttons. I'll get some real photo's next time the sun is shining in my space.
Enjoy creating your weekend.

8 comments:

Ana BC said...

Nice projects! both look difficult (for advance knitters) Congrats!

katherine said...

Love the cowl and the socks.

marina said...

lovely wool in your new sock and the pattern looks fantastic.
enjoy your strawberry tim tams.

Fiona said...

you find such pretty yarns to play with...
Hugz

Michelle Ridgway said...

Gorgeous needle clacking as usual Tracey. Love the yarn colours in the other projects too. So pretty.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

gorgeous Wool.....

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your knitting looks great, I love the look of your yarns. The button project looks interesting!

barb's creations said...

Lovely wooly projects on your needles at the moment :) Barb.