Sorry I missed you last weekend, but we had been away and arrived home during the late afternoon. I had a mountain of schoolwork to do and didn't dare begin to play with 'woolly stuff', for fear of being distracted for way too long. We had a really lovely half-term, catching up with family members and seeing grandchildren.
I managed to complete Evie's little wool and silk hoodie in time. It's such a simple, but lovely pattern for a little one.
The hood lays beautifully as the edging is knit as you work the main body and hood there is minimal hood attachment to sew.
The bottom edging and slit sides also work well and add a lovely style to the garment. In all a great pattern! A grey version is next on the list.
I don'r often buy these sock yarns, but I have to say, I have seduced by the gorgeous colour ways of the newish PLAY selection from Opal. I first noticed them when looking in my locaL yarn store for a hard wearing sock yarn to knit a third pair for Mr Snoops. You'll see the colour way he chose below.
The yarns self-stripe and I think the colour ways are lovely.
Here's Mr Snoops choice; a lovely bright green and purple! I managed most of the knitting on the journeys to and from Manchester.
Since then not a needle has been touched, as I've had a continuous mountain of marking and lesson preparation to get on top of all week, besides planning for school training sessions and World Book Day school events, oh and two trips out with our Year 3s. There are just not enough hours in a day. I think it would be great to have a parallel knitting and crafting life; same number of hours and no need to do anything else. This could run alongside 'life as we know it'! Dream on Snoops!
Over on Ravelry there is a thread on the Fibre East group page encourage the using up of last year's stash purchases from the event. AHEM! Cough! Cough!
I have made a pair of socks from one of my purchased skeins, but it was the fabulous 'Easyknits' skein above that I was really desperate to get working with. I cast on a pair of socks with it on the very day of returning from the show! Then summer holidays and other fun project ideas intervened and this beauty fell into hibernation.
On waking her up from her slumber ( yes, definitely a girl!), I realised my foolishness in thinking that pure wool would be a good idea for hard-wearing socks. Definitely not! So a couple of weeks ago I frogged and have now cast-on Anne Hanson's 'Crooked Little Scarf'. The colour way is Grape Crush. I just love this yarn and the pattern! Watch this space for progress........ oh, when Mr Snoops socks are done and Evie's little grey hoodie started and finished....and.....and.... . Okay, so pigs might fly, but you have think positively about these matters! ;-) Yes I know, dream on Snoops! That parallel universe can't be so far away. Before I know it I'll be on the way to this year's Fibre East!
Have a great week.