Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Pink Socks and Sunshine

They're finished at last!  These socks have taken almost three months, because they kept getting put aside for other things, particularly when they required too much brain power!  However, they are done, and I think they're very pretty.  The sun even came out this afternoon so that I could photograph them.  The colours are quite true in the photos, which is always nice.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Not much to report here...

Half a second sock has been knit - this is my simplest current project and the only one I've been working on this week.  The mums are blooming yet again and adding some lovely fall colour to the patio.  It's all very colour-coordinated, n'est-ce pas?

I thought that with the minimal knitting content today would be a good day to post pictures of our cats.  I'm not sure they agreed... 

This is what Thibault thinks of the idea...

and Mookie just wouldn't look at me. 

At least you have something to look at besides half a striped sock!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Knitting progresses slowly...

There is a finished sock to show - it came together fairly quickly between a long meeting, a knit night, and "TV knitting 'cause we're too tired to do much else."  Now I need to start its mate so this pair can be sent off before the weather turns much colder.  Doesn't it look good in the coleus?

Progress has also been made on Lucy - there are now two fronts and a back.  This is the just about the perfect knit these days - the only thinking involved is some measurement and decreasing, and I've even managed to have to rip back a couple of times to get those right, but luckily it's a quick knit back!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Some items completed and others begun...

Completed: One pair of striped socks in Regia Stretch sized for a seven-year-old boy.

Completed: A quick scarf for myself knit from Mango Moon Chakra.  Simple garter stitch - knit in an evening.  The yarn is spun from recycled fibres with glass beads hand-tied on. 

Begun: Socks for a nine-year-old boy whose feet are bigger than mine!  Regia 4-ply.

Begun: and progressing apace: Holli Yeoh's Lucy knit from a Kaffe Fassett Regia 4-ply and some Opal in pink.  I've now finished the back and am almost halfway up the left front.  I've had to play around with the sizing on this pattern - it's very generously proportioned.  When I first started I was knitting the size 1/2 but producing enough sweater for a six-year-old!  It's cooperating nicely now and I love the colours in the sort-of-stripey yarn. 

The Bubblegum socks are coming along as well - I'm halfway through the heel on the second socks, but right now Lucy is too much fun to stop - and such an easy knit for my tired brain these days!