It has been a week of finishing things here in Wolverhampton. Here is Carys' finished 4th Birthday jumper. She asked for a pink jumper...
Started: 30th November 2007
Finished: 26th March 2008
Pattern: Tea for Two from Miss Bea's Rainy Day
Yarn: Rowan Handknit Cotton in Sugar (6 balls)
Needles: 3.25mm for the ribbing and 3.75mm for the rest
Comments: I made the back and the arms plain and had to adjust the pattern to suit but managed to do the maths with no problem - a first for me! It looks fab, it might be a bit too big, but matches the pattern measurements perfectly. I hated knitting with the Handknit cotton, never again, it is far too stiff. However, hopefully, it will wash well and last Carys into next winter!
I have been using my sewing class to make my first garment too. Again for Carys, a retro needlecord dress with cool wooden flower buttons. I love it, I hope she does too! And I also hope it fits!
The other thing I have finished is my pair of socks from the stash for March.
Started: Feb 2007
Finished: April 1st 2008
Pattern: Lichen Rib by Nancy Bush from Knitting Vintage Socks
Yarn: Posh Yarn Lucia in Highland Mist
Comments: I ended up going down to 54 stitches for this sock after the ribbing as it would have been way too big. One sock is a little bigger than the other, obviously my tension has changed over the last year. I didn't like the way the yarn pooled when I knitted sock 1, so put it to one side. However I retrieved it from the stash as an "angel" gift for the Vintage Sock swap. It will be in the post to the US tomorrow.
That meant today I got to cast on for a new sock from the stash, excuse the rubbish picture, I didn't manage to get one in the light and the flash made the pattern disappear.
I have used the lace pattern from Cranford Mitts over 60 stitches in a sock. I think it looks great so far and it is really easy to remember and I am flying through the first one. I am using Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in a turquoise colour. Better pictures at the weekend, with more progress hopefully.
Finally, I have my last pair of 30th birthday socks to knit this month, but I am at a loss as to what to knit and which yarn to use. I am sorely tempted to buy something, but I promised myself I wouldn't and it's not like I don't have enough sock yarn...
I am currently thinking Embossed Leaves in this Yarn Yard green sock yarn
Speedway socks in my new Kaffe Fasset Regia (however I really want these for myself)
Or maybe some Monkey's with this Posh Lucia with contrasting heels and toes
What do you think? This is what I have to work with:
Actually 2,18,19,21, 32, 41 (about 1/3 skein left) and 48 are being knitted, used up or traded!
The random number generator tells me I should use 27.....