24 June 2009

One toasty warm sock

Just finished the first bedsock tonight! The fit is just right (having tried on the half made sock last night to check how long it needed to be). The Dutch/German heel turn is fine for wearing-round-the-house socks or bedsocks, but might not be so comfy for wear in shoes. The yarn is lovely and looks beautiful knitted up - it's nice to work with as well. Photos to follow.

I even managed to untangle the skein and roll the rest of it in a ball - and then did the same to the other skein before I started knitting with it. Given that the cuff of the sock isn't that long, I'll be able to get fingerless gloves out of the remnants of the 2 skeins. I'll cast on the next sock tomorrow.

Needless to say that no other projects have really had a look in over the last few days...

21 June 2009

bedsocks for me

Have cast on bedsocks with the lovely sock wool purchased at the craft show last weekend. The pinks and purples combine beautifully and the wool is lovely to work with. Once again I'm vaguely following the pattern purchased previously and making up the rest as I go along.

I've finished the sleeves of the cotton charity jumper - now there needs to be some sewing up, the collar knitted and then more sewing up and it's done.

Still need to get a plan together for a wrap/cardi/jumper for me. I have found a great pattern - but don't really have the right kind of wool for it, so I might need to make something to use up some of the ever expanding stash. I slipped again this weekend and bought some purply-green tweedy type yarn for an earflap beanie with plaits.

And really I need to pull apart the throw blanket and start again in plain garter stitch....

17 June 2009

Two more sunbeams

Red mittens & jacaranda baby jacket - all done & sewn up!

Now I'm allowed to start the next project. Just need to figure out what it will be....

14 June 2009

Moving forwards

  • Jigsaw socks finished last night!

  • Craft fair attended & more stash purchased - yummy sock wool & some lovely knit picks dpns

  • Front of charity jumper finished tonight

Must finish the mittens on the needles and the jacaranda baby jacket before I start anything else!

10 June 2009

Brain space achieved

And therefore the heel turned on the 2nd Jigsaw sock. Need repeat of brain space to do the decreasing round the instep and then it's all straightforward til the very end. In attempting to do this I had to find the instructions - which had been tidied away in a safe spot. It's a good thing that I found them as that was also where the unfinished mittens were hiding. Must finish things before starting on the new ideas.

I have been missing the restorative powers of knitting, it's very soothing when you get into the flow.

09 June 2009

Grand plans afoot

So here's the list in no particular order...
  • finish Jigsaw socks
  • finish jacaranda jacket
  • finish cotton charity jumper
  • finish & sew up mittens
  • make beanie-ish sort of hat out of the left-over Jet from my vest + mittens if enough yarn
  • start jumper or cardi for me
  • make small jumper or cardi for nephew
  • finish purple scarf
  • bedsocks for me

Unfortunately I may not get through them all before getting ridiculously busy again, but we'll see.

02 June 2009

Actual knitting happened...

Sitting on the couch whilst sick a few weeks ago and also tonight - the pink Jigsaw sock has the cuff finished, now I need to divide for heel etc. I will do that when I have brain space (ie. not at the moment)

Have had vague thoughts as to what to knit next for myself, I will have some time coming up and need to get myself organised. A navy jumper or cardi/wrap type thing would be very handy - and I have the dark blue Jo Sharp Desert Aran cotton - one option at least. But first all the sewing up for the knit-finished objects has to happen. I think I need a list to remind myself where I am up to with everything...