Friday, March 21, 2008

Yarn and Knitting

Yeah I know original title - but it 'does exactly what is says on the tin' (UK advert reference). Anyhoo, I digress, here is some more Lorna's Laces Shepherd and Sock this time in Georgetown (blue/green) and Wisteria (blue/pink). I ordered some more yesterday *wheee* pictures will follow in due course.
This is Wendy Barnard's Quick Purled Beret - can be found on Ravelry and at www.knitandtonic.typepad.com it's one of her free patterns and is a lovely, quick and east knit. I love berets and this one is a corker. Knit from my homespun silk blend on 5mm - perfect!
Here again is the aforementioned beret of desire, slumbering with its stable mate. Another free pattern this time from the Yarn Harlot - available at her blog http://www.yarnharlot.ca/blog/ the pattern is somewhere in the archive posts for a reversible rib scarf - google it - it comes up. Another lovely rhythmic knit - easy to remember and total chill out knitting. I am about half through the scarf - it's great for knitting whilst watching films/tv. If I have enough hand spun left then I shall make mittens to go with them.
Another WIP called Modern Lace Henley by Pam Allen found at www.knitty.com I have progressed further - this picture is fairly old, but this is a slow burn project for me as with lace and shaping I need quiet time to knit it - a rare old commodity at the moment. The lovely skull stitchmarkers sent by glittrgirl http://www.glittyknittykitty.co.uk are coming in handy. It's being knit with Sublime Extra Fine Merino - colourway Seafarer.

To those of you who celebrate it......Happy Easter. I'm looking forward to 4 days with M at home - we are going to get a few jobs around the house done, take long dog walks and whizz around in the new motor - plus as I have been ill (recurring shingles....again!) and totally run off my feet this week - I hope to find some quiet time to rest and recover, spin some more of Jo's lovely fibre (see previous post) which is spinning up beautifully both in colour and texture and maybe some knitting too.

4 comments:

turtlegirl76 said...

Oooh lovely beret! And with HANDSPUN! Awesome!

Susann said...

I love the colour of your handspun!

Batty said...

Lovely yarn! I love Lorna's Laces, the colors keep me buying more. And that beret... from handspun, no less, very impressive.

Lick My Sticks said...

I nearly licked my monitor looking at that yarn. I love the handspun beret too, you're one crafty woman.