Monday, February 26, 2007

Keeping Count of the WIPs

I’ve got so many works in progress at the moment that if I list them all here I might actually get some of them done! Here goes:

a) ‘Grace’ jacket from Rowan magazine 27 in lavender All Seasons Cotton
b) Chicknits ‘Ribby Cardi’ in navy Jaeger Merino aran
c) A textured baby cardigan for a friend of mine. She went into hospital this afternoon, hopefully to have the baby, so I’d better get a move on with this!
d) ‘Bonbon’ summer top on a vintage Patons Cotton Soft DK
e) The fitted V neck sweater from Louisa Harding’s ‘Modern Classics’ book in lilac variegated Wendy Supreme Cotton DK
f) Jeanie Townsend ‘Kim’ socks in pink Online 4 ply sock yarn for the Crafty Threads ‘n’ Yarns Sockamonth Challenge
g) A half finished Valentine sweater in red Sirdar Denim Chunky
h) A lacy cover up sweater in dark red Sirdar mohair

and finally....

i) The Louisa Harding ‘Tide’ cardigan from last year.

NINE Works in Progress! Yikes! I’d better get a move on with some of them although I’m very tempted to cast on the stitches for a roving rib hoodie that I have the pattern for, which I want to knit in a cotton DK for the summer. Well, I would if I could find any spare needles.....

Saturday, February 10, 2007


With Valentine's Day fast approaching I cast on the stitches to knit this red sweater.

I'm using Sirdar Denim Chunky yarn instead of Click, but the yarn is knitting up nicely nevertheless. The yarn is knitting up rather loosely on 8mm needles, but I'm assuming that it should be, and it's creating a nice soft effect. It's quick to knit too - I cast on on Thursday evening and I've already finished the back this afternoon. It'll be a cheap knit - the back only took one ball of Denim Chunky.

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Feeling Poorly

In my previous post I said I might wear my vest at work tomorrow... but I never went to work tomorrow as I've been off with this horrid respiratory virus ever since.

Ho hum.

In my poorly state, I decided to call it a day for my charity Stashalong for Breast Cancer Awareness that I've adhered to stringently for four months now. I've been getting serious withdrawal symptoms from not being able to buy yarn, and I succumbed and bought two lots last weekend, probably a result of me not feeling too chipper. I bought one 2kg lot of blue Kilcarra Aran Tweed from a lovely eBay seller, and twenty balls of Debbie Bliss Cotton Angora aran in a gorgeous hyacinth blue colour from a member of the Crafty Threads ‘n' Yarns forum. But having trawled through several bags of stash this afternoon, I have still have yarns to destash so maybe my Stashalong should entail destashing yarns rather than a ban on buying any.

I have however, in true Stashalong style, cast on the stitches during the week to knit Bonbon from RYC Classic Holiday (shown in the piccie above) which I'm knitting in a vintage yarn from stash - Patons Cotton Soft DK in white; so the Stashalong will be with me in spirit for yetawhile longer. I also finished the Ocean socks for my January Sockamonth knitalong, which Matthew is proudly wearing here, and will be my entry for February's gallery! I changed the type of toe closure on these socks and opted for a three needle bind off on the outside of the sock as Matt hates anything knitted that is remotely tickly or itchy.

And woohoo!! The new RYC, Rowan, and Jaeger books are out now along with the new books from Debbie Bliss and Louisa Harding. Now, where did I put my purse?