Sunday, 18 January 2015

STEAMING AHEAD....


There's nothing like the cold, frosty winter evenings and weekends, with the log burner roaring away,  to get me settled in for a bit of worthwhile 'knitting space'.

Having enjoyed making the 'Seaside Ripples Blanket' so much, I needed another quick fix of relaxing, destressing colour goodness to get my hook into. This next venture is the 'Cosy Stripe Blanket'; another bit of clever colour play from Lucy over at Attic24.


I'm already in love with the warmth generated by the gorgeous colour mix and the easy, but very satisfying pattern; consisting solely of trebles. Just perfect relaxation! Steaming ahead!


This has been a the weekend of new beginnings that I didn't have time for a couple of weeks ago at the real start to 2015. Having wound up the little sweater for Jess, I felt free to think about some new 'cast -ons'. I've learnt the hard way, that having too many WIPs on the needles is not a good plan, so apart from my longterm 'Sock Yarn Blankie' ( shown below), I try to have no more than three projects on the go at any one time.



I had wound this amazingly beautiful yarn several months ago now,  to make socks, but had second thoughts this weekend as there is no nylon content to strengthen the fabric, so it's not really ideal for socks! Just look at those beautiful shades........ just the best colour combo (well, one of them!).



Instead, I have cast on Anne Hanson's 'Crooked Little Scarf'; a pattern that I have been wanting to knit for a while.


I'll tell you more about the gorgeous project bag next time, when I will also be able to show you the start of some fabulously lovely socks.

Right better go and cast on!

15 comments:

AnnaPrasad said...

What gorgeous colours you have on your hook and needles, very important at this dreary and dark time of your.

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

Just look at those vibrant colours, a breath of fresh air from the sullen shades of Winter.
Sweet little bag Ros. The babushka dolls give a whimsical twist.
Susan x

Lynne said...

Another love for all the bright colours! The blanket is gorgeous.

josiekitten said...

I love your blanket, it makes me want to get hooking right now! Lovely to see you yesterday, have a great week. xx

Wyatt said...

All the lovely colors, so Springy!

Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi Ros! Both of your blanket projects are beautiful! I'm crocheting on stones these days. Just came home from my golden friend 'London' and my puppies are waiting hugs. Have a great week! x Teje

Burlap Luxe said...

A fun throw of colour. I to over at my place have shown a nordic pillow of Knits, crochet.
Your right, there is something so cozy day or night knitting in this season.
Come visit my entry and knits.

Xx
Dore

Mitch and Molly said...

We love the colorful blanket. It's just beautiful!

Jenny said...

It's certainly the weather for working with bright cheerful yarn and blankets and scarves seem very appropriate. Keep cosy, have a good week.

Pearly Queen said...

They ARE lovely colours.I have them all in a little organza bag - ready to start...

Penny
x

melissa said...

what are you trying to do to me?!?! the last thing i need right now is to start another crocheted blanket!! :)
oh it's so gorgeous... i'll try and resist and just live vicariously through you.

Brenda B said...

Wonderful bright and zingy post, especially on this snow day in Michigan!

knittingsandwich said...

pooh that blanket is just gorgeous! what a warm and wonderful project to have on your lap during cold winter days! beautiful
-claire

kate said...

I love coming to your blog, it cheers me up so! Lovely knits, as always.

Tracy said...

Ooo... woo-hoo... LOVE your hook-happy happening here, Ros! I'm a big fan of Lucy Attic24's crochet. A Cosy Strips is on my to-make list. ;o) Your sock yarn blankie is shaping up wonderfully--great idea, and there is ALWAYS yarn around when one is addicted to yarn-y hobbies. Drooling over that purple sock yarn...mmm... Happy knitting & hooking! ((HUGS))