Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Round and Round

That's what I've been doing on my pretty new red top. This is my first project for my new needles and they are lovely to work with- smooth and light to match the fluffy, airy yarn.
The green project belongs to Myki and is a fun Amigurumi, she managed to finish the all the legs even with an injured hand. It will be very cute when done.

Just because playing with colours is fun and I wanted to an easy to pick up and put down project for working while out and about for the next two weeks I chose these from three to play together for a new Colour Affection
Bendigo Woollen Mills Luxury 4 ply in African Violet, Leaf and Sangria
The sun is shining in my window this morning and I have a whiole day to play with yarn Yay!

Hope the sun shines on your day too.

Sunday, June 21, 2015


Yarn and needles you can't see.

I haven't decided what the yarn will become yet, but I am using my new needles and they are lovely to work with.
 Another headband, because the first one has been in almost continuous use since I finished it.
And new socks all finished and ready for wearing.

A perfect knitting day today, in good company. 

Hope there's something new in your creating space.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Busy with yarn

I finished the first of the socks with heart, but only after knitting too far. Apparently that's what happens if you keep knitting while out and about with out stopping to measure!
Hearts socks in Bendigo Luxury 4 ply - Purple storm and Aquarium.
 I made the heel and toe plain - this one is purple the next one will be in the blue. Oh yeah that light colour is blue, really! One day the light will be right when I'm ready to take a picture.

I finished the Pastel star blanket, too. After running short of the pink on the final row of the second pink stripe, I added three rows of the multicolour and ended with a purple row.
Rainbow Ripple baby blanket pattern by Celeste Young this time I used Patons Big Baby 4 ply - it is soft and light and warm.

Hope your weekend was full of stitches and there was no one trying to make you drop them!

Saturday, June 6, 2015

FNWF- I was there were you?

In keeping with yesterdays theme I started something new last night as well as adding some rows to the in progress projects.

You can see the finished hat on the left, the new cast on is the red on the right, another scarf/cowl idea, next up all the colours will be a hat for a little person and they're all sitting on top of the blanket in progress which is growing more slowly now.

I'll be around later to see what everyone else was stitching up.
Thanks Cheryll for hosting this fun event.

A long weekend here so I'm looking forward to more uninterrupted creating time.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Starting over...

Well a new month started and apparently that is as good an excuse as any to start a new project of Four!
There was a hat out of some liberated yarn that the Mother shared with me last weekend.

Cleckheaton Country 8 ply in white and mauve make a pretty hat.
A little diamond pattern that has been following me on my travels this week and is now finished, though there is no evidence of that. The sun is supposed to visit tomorrow so I may be able to remedy that situation.
An old 25g ball of baby wool that is a taupe brown colour and didn't match any of the other colours in the bag, became a headband this week. Perfect really considering I was looking for a way to keep my hair under control while out walking in the wind.
Heirloom baby and the current cable fixation. A perfect quick project for a short train journey.

I've cast on a couple more things too - they're small so I'm hoping they'll be done by the end of the long weekend. I'll let you know how I get on with that.

Enjoy some stitches on your weekend. 

Monday, June 1, 2015

Winter Woollies

A collection of woolly items completed in May...
Cables and texture hat in mystery 5 ply wool/acrylic mix
Dreamy sandtracks scarf in Shepherd 4 ply baby wool - two strands held together - one pale grey the other a blue multi.
If anyone is interested this pattern is currently testing here.
Heart a hat in two colour ways with hearts aligned at the top and bottom, both knit in Cleckheaton Country 8 ply.
Chocolate and cream variation of the Makallie Hat knit in Cleckheaton Country 8 ply.
Sandtracks 2 in one strand Shepherd 4ply baby wool and one strand Bendigo Athena 4 ply (at back)
and Watery Cables knit in 10 ply Cascade baby alpaca, a variation of the Sandtracks design.
Another heart a hat, this time with the hearts centred and knit in Cleckheaton Country 8 ply.

May OPAM thanks to Kris and Peg for coordinating this wonderfully motivating party.

May your woollies keep you warm this winter.