Oh dear! I know I really shouldn't have cast on another project, but I felt compelled to initiate something pretty mindless. I wanted something on the needles that could be worked without needing to tick off rows or follow a pattern, even a 'quick glance' pattern. We are travelling up north to visit little Sophie in a few weeks time, as Mr Snoops joins some of our children and their spouses to take part in the Bupa Great Manchester Run. I thought I would try to make a couple of little cardigans for her, to go with the little lavender sweater. The pattern is from the Debbie Bliss 'eco baby' book, using 'eco baby' cotton and is one I've made for Sophie once before, when she was smaller. Here's a reminder of the smaller version, knit in 2010....
It is very simple to make, with a crocheted border added afterwards. The only downside, is the monotony of the moss stitch; fine for me though, as it requires no brain activity!
I also bought four skeins of a pretty Debbie Bliss 'baby cashmerino'. I normally pick up this kind of mass produced yarn in my local John Lewis, although they don't stock the full colour range. This was a new colour in and such a pretty blue. It will be enough to make another little cardi.
During the week, I've made a little bit of progress on the Almost Ovals scarf, but not worth showing you today and turned the heel on the Roger socks, another beautifully written Anne Hanson pattern.
It's a really satisfying, easy to remember pattern, and works well with the delphinium blue Soctopus Sokkusu yarn.
Such is the British weather at this time of year; one minute blue sky and sunshine and the next, a torrential rain shower! I had set myself up for a knitting and reading morning in the garden today.
My coffe was made and I had just settled down when the heavens opened up. Whilst waiting for the sun to reappear, it seemed like a good use of time to pop in for a chat. So, here I am!
I'm obviously going through my blue period at the moment, but then that's not so much of a surprise, as blue is most certainly one of my favourite colours!
Have a good week everyone!