Monday, August 4, 2014

Turning corners

Weekend socialising included a little knitting and now I really am on the home straight of the cape.
This is the bottom edge, just a few hundred rows of the braid to go! Nice short rows which add up quickly, especially while I waited for the workman to come and do his thing today.

Kallan Cape in Bendigo classic 8 ply, Java a cool medium brown colour.
Mixing things up a little I finished this mitt, which is a test for a fellow raveller, seems others like cables as much as I do. These are thick and toasty warm in this simple but effective design.
Chunky yarn and needles mean this grows quickly.
One down, one to go! (apparently people like two warm hands?)

A little grey in a light weight yarn for taking out and about. The most delightful yarn to work with in this pretty textured pattern.

Hope the sun was shining in your happy place today.

8 comments:

marina said...

so many beautiful cables. they look amazing!

katherine said...

Never tried a cable band like that on your cape before. Love those mitts too. Perfect weather for woolly crafting.

mamasmercantile said...

Such stunning work, those cables are a real delight.

nicole said...

ooh that mitt is gorgeous!
can't wait to find out about that grey knitting either...
xo

kymann said...

I love the grey mitt - the pattern is gorgeous!

Fiona said...

you knit like I sew.. several projects at a time!!
Hugz

Shay said...

I like the way you just say casually “ just a few hundred rows of the braid to go”. Your cape looks delightful and Im sure you’ll have it finished in no time. Me on the other hand, we would still be waiting for those mere few hundred rows to be done in about 4 years time. It's good you have variety.

I finally gave up this past weekend and bought some gloves. This winter has been freezing and my hands are cold all the time.

Jindi's Cottage said...

Nice cables on the blue mitt(s)...hope you are down to 10's from 100's on the cape rows...