Sunday, 27 November 2011
Above are all the socks I have knitted to date, in order of completion from the very first pair at bottom right, to the most recent pair top left. I'm pleased to notice great improvement, bot in my sock knitting skills and in my photo shooting. I can spot the ladders in my first two pairs , as I struggled to keep the tension between needle shifts. It was a revelation to discover knitting the first stitch on the next needle each time, instantly solved the problem!
Recently I have explored solid and semi-solids a little more and have managed to seek out and stash some stunning yarns. Oh that there were more hours in each day and that money grew on a tree in the garden.
But no, that's merely a silly fantasy.
So, unless my withdrawal symptoms become unbearable, I look forward to casting on a pair just as soon as Sophie's little hoodie is complete. I think I shall make Anne Hanson's 'Almondine'. Oh the pleasure!
As you can see, the hoodie is on its way. The sholder have been matress stitched together and I'm knitting the hood. Then all that's left is to make the borders, sew up the seams, set in the sleeves and add a couple of little buttons. I think that get done this week with a little bit of luck.
I picked up a couple of skeins of Posh Yarn 'Sylvia' 2ply last Sunday, in the mad 7p.m. shop madness that takes place over at the Posh Yarn store. Sylvia is a delicious blend of 50% merino and 50% silk; just perfect for shawl making.
The top skein is in colourway 'Go Platinum' and is destined to become a shawl or stole for me, to wear during the evening of my daughter's wedding next April. Its abeautiful mix of mauve and silvery grey. The bottom skein is for my daughter's shawl for her wedding and is in colourway, 'Cooing Doves' (quite appropriate I thought). Flowers will be in mauves and blues, so these these beautiful colourways seemed just perfect. MInd you, it could all be a pipedream, as once again I have to remind myself that there are only twenty-four hours in a day. At least there's a plan!
Thanks for calling in and have a good week, wherever you are!