Thursday, January 28, 2010

In the last week....

The owls finally got eyes and the jumper has been gifted.
Mayrose, the Woollywormhead KAL pattern has been blocked and gifted to a very happy recipient.
Stripy is continuing to grow. It is about waist length now. I need to work out how to do an i-cord bind-off.
Some of The Yarn Yard's new Alpaca/Wool/Nylon mix found its way to my house and is in the process of being turned into an Oz vest for Baby H

Oz Vest
My Knit Love Club parcel arrived - and I cast on a sock! The colour matches my Wolves shirt perfectly! The pattern is easily memorised and it is not too cold to knit on the bus at the moment. The yarn (Alchemy Juniper) is gorgeous, if a little splitty.


I've also messed up an increase round on my Hemlock ring blanket, and need to frog. Grrr.

Tomorrow I'm off to York for the weekend to meet up with fellow knitters in a convent. I can't wait... must bake cakes and sort out some stash to take for a p/hop auction type thing.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The latest WIP

This is why I've been able to cope with nothing but stocking stitch for the last couple of months!
Baby H, due 12th July 2010. 15 weeks down, 25 to go. Eeeek!
I'm starting to feel like I am back in the land of the living rather than the land of the permanently hungover (which is what the first 3 months have felt like).
So much so, I might go and find some small stripy things to knit.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Stripes and Snow

The knitting week has been spent going around and around and around. Only stopping to change colour.
Stripy Jumper
I think I like the colours so far. I've also tried it on and it does fit. Yipee.

The snowy weather has put pay to any progress on the project house, especially when this happens to the pipes. The ice has forced the compression fittings apart. Luckily the water was off.
8 Woodhall in the Snow
However, it does make the garden look pretty!
8 Woodhall in the Snow

Sunday, January 03, 2010

The start of 2010 - a blogiversary update

4 years of blogging done and dusted. I've made some great friends through this blog and Ravelry - thank you for reading!

What's new on the needles at the start of 2010?
A Hemlock Ring Blanket in Cashsoft Aran in a pale bluey/green for one of the many babies due to be born this year. I'm onto the feather and fan part now, which makes good TV knitting.
Hemlock Blanket

A stripy jumper for me in Rowan Felted Tweed. I've had this one in my head for a long time, and have finally started.

Stripy Jumper

A top down raglan on 4mm needles in 7 colours of felted tweed. I thought about a Fibonacci sequence of stripes, but ended up with 2 rows, 2 rows, 4 rows, 6 rows, 10 rows. This should alternate well with the 7 colours I think. Fingers crossed!

Stripy Jumper