Sunday, 8 July 2007

Clue 2 Complete....

I am really enjoying knitting this pattern, I love the design, the subtle use of beads and I love knitting with the Jaggerspun Zephyr and I especially like the colour seeing I dyed it myself. In the past when I have tried to dye things I'm usually less than happy with the results but I seem to be getting the knack of this..... It isn't quite a solid colour but is various tones of the apricot shade....



I downloaded the pattern on Friday morning, managed 10 rows throughout the afternoon, fully intending to do a further 10 Friday evening. I couldn't help myself I did 20, which left me with 20 to knit on Saturday.... I'd finished by teatime....

I have made myself a promise that the VLT shawl is for my weekends (Sunday & Monday) and then I will do the PLT mystery stole the rest of the week as time permits... should I have extra time then that is to be used for non-lace projects to use up my stash such as the yarn for a couple of felted bags, scarves, etc...

I cast on for Pippa Bag last night.... I decided that rather than knit two identical halves, I will knit it up in one piece then sew the bottom up. I bought the Kid Classic awhile back and as it was a discontinued colour 849 - Sandstone, it was cheaper. It's most definitely not my colour at all, but it was intended to be a first attempt at a felted bag so thought just in case it doesn't work I opted for buying the yarn at a reduced price..... needless to say when it is knitted I am going to dye it!!!

Am not sure when it will be ready to dye after last nights knitting as I was so bored with it after my lace knitting that I managed to do all sorts of little jobs I've been putting off...... I think I managed 4 rounds in 2 hours :(

8 comments:

Kai said...

The stole is looking lovely and Ollie says to tell you he thinks that colour is fab.. so do i, but it's one of his favourites!!! :)

LittleBerry said...

Thanks... and thanks to to Oliie, men are always more brutely honest about things like that, so it's a very nice compliment :)

missalicefaye said...

Very pretty color and bead combination for the mystery stole--I may yet regret not signing up for that one. :)

fleegle said...

I do so like those beads. I am sorry I missed this one. The color is mouthwatering!

Liz said...

I love that Pippa bag, it's on my list of things to do! I look forward to seeing the finished item! Shawl is looking lovely too, and I don't think it's a bad thing to be impatient!!

gilraen said...

It is stunning!!! Georgeous colour and beead combination and such really neat lacework. :)

fleegle said...

The furthese north I will get in England is Bath, I'm afraid. Although we are thinking of going to Oxford. That's not north enough to see you, alas!

Helen said...

The shawl is looking really nice, and good luck with the felting (mine's turning out to be a bit of a chore at the minute).

Thank you for the well wishes for Cadbury :)
Hx