Sunday, 25 September 2016

LES CHAUSSETTES DE PROVENCE!


Woohoo!!! A finished pair of socks! It's been a little while since there has been a finished project, mainly due to the interruption caused by summer sunshine! :-). So, here are the little beauties in all their glory; a lovely reminder of lavender fields and long happy days of sunshine.

I cast on the day before setting off for Aix-en-Provence, in August and as I fully expected, the only little bit of knitting to take place was up in the air. So, since their has begun to be an autumnal nip in the air, I have got on nicely with them. 


I have to say, this yarn by 'The Knitting Swede' has to be one of the loveliest sock yarns ever. Of course the beautiful colour way and the gorgeous stripes are obvious, but the yarn also has a fabulously soft feel and offers great stitch definition. I love it! I also love that I managed to match up the stripes perfectly, right down to the tip of those pretty little toes!


That little nip in the air these last few evenings has encouraged me to bring my beautiful 'Cosy' blanket out of hibernation. It's almost two thirds complete, so I'm going to get a hook-on with this one before the colder weather arrives.


This was this afternoon's 'couple of hours in the garden' project. I managed to finish off the second sleeve and then complete the neckband, so it's now already to put together. I love it when there are several projects all nearing completion, as  it means I can think about what to cast on next!

4 comments:

josiekitten said...

Those socks are gorgeous and matched to perfection! Look forward to seeing both the blanket and sweater done too. Have a great week! xx

Molly and Mackie said...

We just love your colorful cosy blankie! You knit such beautiful things☺

Sarah said...

Busy busy! The socks look very soft and I love the colour of the last yarn you showed. I have been to Aix-En-Provence-such a lovely place!
Thank you very much for your kind words about Tiger-I really appreciate them. x

kate said...

I am always so inspired by the colours in your work!!