Sunday, 1 March 2015

DREAM ON.......


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.

15 comments:

josiekitten said...

I am seriously impressed by Mr Snoops' sock yarn choice! Hope you get more knitting time this week. xx

Anna Prasad said...

I love the hoodie...I am sure it will be worn often. Great sock yarn colours. Wishing you lots of knitting time this week.

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

So you've not fallen in on the use up last year's stash? Pity but the sock yarn is in fantastic colours.
I love then little side split in the sweet one's hoodie. I can imagine it makes it easier for off and on.
Enjoy the week.
Susan x

Una said...

That hooded top looks really comfortable. I must add one to my list.

Sarah said...

That hoodie is lovely. Very cosy to wear. I hope you got all your work done and have a good week at school!

Anonymous said...

I'd love details of the hoodie pattern if you have the time to pass it on. Thanks.

Jenny said...

Lovely stuff, your family must all be beautifully turned out in their hand knits. I never knit socks without 25% man made fibre. I've had various pure wool and alpaca ones that haven't lasted 5 minutes so I'm always surprised to see spinners selling 100% stuff as sock wool.

Mitch and Molly said...

We just adore Evie's hoodie. It's so cute ☺

kate said...

The purple and green socks are awesome - those exact colours are my best friend's favourites!!
Hoodie is lovely.
Never enough time, yet always enough when there is a meeting to sit through....
Have a great week with some stolen moments of knitting I hope!

Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi Ros! so beautiful yarns and colour again, as always! I love the blue jumper and have made similar for myself. Your idea to have other 24 h for crafting sounds perfect - no chance to have any knitting time now.
Have a great week! x Teje

Tracy said...

Oh, the little hoodie is sooo sweet! Love that color too! No easy to resist those sock yarns--no--such wonderful colorways!! I have a shawl project that I realized is in hibernation...you've inspired me to dig up what's at the bottom of my yarn basket! Happy New week, Ros :o9 ((HUGS))

Lynne said...

The wee hoody is gorgeous, and I love the green and purple sock yarn - my favourite colours. I may have to Google it now!

Helsie said...

I don't doubt for a minute that all these projects will be done in no time, you're a regular little whirlwind !!

melissa said...

evie's sweater looks so soft and lovely!
what fun yarn colors you've found! can't wait to watch them grow into socks!

claire said...

That hoodie is adorable- what a sweet pattern!