Lights Christmas Socks
[Started 11th January]
This is the WYS limited edition colourway for Christmas plus
pattern from West Yorkshire Spinners. I love this yarn:
Signature 4 Ply [75% Wool / 25% Nylon: 100g=400m].
I bought 1 ball of the Fairy Lights (colour 849) yarn and am
using it to make 2 pairs of sock (for my small feet), as I already
have a ball of red yarn in hand from last year with which to
knit the contrast heels and toes. [I have "Cherry Drop"
(529) from last year but the recommended contrast for Fairy
Lights is "Cayenne Papper" (510) - a blind man would
be glad to see the difference - as my Mother would have said].
[Started 20th December 2019]
is another "birds" colourway in WYS
Signature 4 Ply [75% Wool / 25% Nylon: 100g=400m] I bought
(see below), which I bought at John Lewis in Kingston. This
sock, along with the seemingly endless mending of sock heels,
(essentially reknitting the heel and grafting it in) will
see me through to the end of the year - and beyond.
Blankets - pastel
[Started 15th May 2015]
I have finally begun my striped Kaffe blankets project. I
am working on the knitting machine and I have to say it has
not begun well. I have already had to change the method in
the same way as I did for the hand knitting - that is starting
each diamond in the middle and decreasing to a point, as this
is the only way I can get a neat edge. It is easier to effect
this on the machine though, so I am steaming - very slowly
- ahead... I plan to make all 4 colour schemes and think they
will end up as charity blankets - but it's just something
I want to do.
- update - I haven't wanted to do this pastel version enough
it seems - so this year it's love it or frog it....
[Started 29th December 2011]
This is another of the Fair-Isle designs from Debbie
Bliss Magazine 7. I am using Amy
Butler Organic Aran in colour Slate [50% cotton, 50% wool;
50g:90m/98yds] as it was on sale - and also as my intended
victim is Rob who is slightly allergic to wool and I think
the wool cotton blend might suit. I think both Rob and George
were slightly dubious about the Sherpa hats - so maybe Rob
needs a fashionable Fair Isle cardi as well as George.
[Started 9th June 2011]
This is the Bella Blouse by Norah Gaughan from the Knitting
Daily Pattern Library. I am using a few balls of Rowan Damask
- a yarn I love but now discontinued - for the contrast and
I found an ecru cotton blend (Patons Washed Haze) which tones
with it quite well for the main shade. As my supply of Damask
is limited I am omitting the contrast band at the bottom of
22nd August 2010]
This is Two
- not another cardigan! But it is, like Puzzle, from
of Hearts - in fact, the cover design. The yarn is Patons
[25g; 150m], 70% mohair, 30% polyamide. It knits to a
double knitting tension of about 22sts to 4 inches, but I
am knitting it much looser on 6mm needles. I chose this yarn
also at Ally Pally in 2009; being a dress I thought it would
take for ever but it seems to be knitting up very quickly
so I have every expectation of finishing it soon...