Sunday, 11 November 2007

Not the VLT Shawl....

sorry Fleegle and Soo you will have to wait a little longer I'm hoping to block it later today and then I promise lots of photos.....

Anyway to keep you amused here are some photos of my other knitting just to prove I'm knitting.....


I managed to complete the back of the baby bolero jacket the other day and cast on for both sleeves, which I am about to start increasing for the arm... it's only a simple pattern with an eyelet edging but quite nice to do; a Sirdar pattern using Patons Fairytale 4ply in "Sugar Spun". The reason I am doing this pattern and not something more interesting is that **confession time** that I have had these 2 balls of yarn for ages, OK since March this year to knit my god-daughter something. I started something and pulled it back and I just couldn't muster enthusiasm to knit anything. Anyway she'll be 1 next February so I thought I'd better find something to use these 2 balls on before I need a 3rd ball as I can't get anymore of the same dyelot and most 1-2 year patterns already suggest 3 balls so I was a bit limited to choice, but I do quite like the pattern..... I mean I've knit several shawls including one for her Christening since she was born but I can't get excited over knitting baby stuff, now give me 145 stitches and a lace pattern and that's a different matter!!!!



Next up is the pitiful 5 rows of the Honeybee stole that is meant to be a Christmas present for my SIL.... This is in KP Alapaca Cloud "Tide Pool Heather" on 3.75mm Addi Lace circ. Hopefully there will be more on this soon.... I think I'm trying to finish other bits off to clear my head so I can focus better on this to get it finished for Christmas.... that's my story and I'm sticking to it!!!



On the sock front, steady progress as usual the KF Caribbean socks are progressing nicely and I am halfway through the heel, these will hopefully be finished in a few days....

The 2nd pair has the heel completed and on with the foot and a trip to Manchester later this morning with DH driving means some more knitting time down the motorway....






And finally the other thing that was on the needles but I couldn't show you was "Ene's Scarf" by Nancy Bush.; It was entitled "A Lacy Present" on my "On the Needles" section... Anyway as it was Anita's birthday on Thursday and she only received it yesterday I couldn't put of photos as I didn't want to spoil the surprise....

Here it is completed all 180g of Classic Merino (Fingering wt) in white from Yarn Treehouse worked on 4.5mm KP Options



Bathtime!!!

Sauna time!!!

Blocking!!!

Finshed! I didn't over block it, but even at that it came out 2m across the top and 1.2m down the spine.....

And a close up for Fleegle.....

In conclusion I liked the idea of casting on 375 stitches and working my way down. I enjoyed the edging OK it took me two hours to do the first row as I made an error casting on despite using markers every 50 stitches and double checking the stitch count I cast on 1 too many..... but I have to say I found the body pattern a little tedious to do after awhile... so I probably wouldn't do another of these....

Anyway the recipient was thrilled with the shawl and the colour suits her well so all in all a satisfactory knit :o)

7 comments:

fleegle said...

Thanks for all the eye candy! Your red sock looks just like mine! What yarn is that?

I hope you can finish Bee Fields by Christmas...you knit faster than I do, for sure.

And the shawl is lovely lovely! It does look like a tedious knit, though.

Probably Jane said...

Lovely work. The socks are very handsome and I love the transformation of the shawl.

Helen said...

The shawl is so beautiful!

KnitSanity said...

Even though it was tedious to knit the shawl is beautiful. You do lovely work. I like the colour you dyed it.

Soo said...

Holy busy knitter batman!

You've been a knitting dynamo.

The shawl looks lovely. I've had the Honey Bee Stole on my to do list for a while. It will probably have to wait for 2008 now -- look forward to watching yours grow!

Jane said...

Your shawl came out beautiful and the color is perfect. I envy you the socks. I just can't make myself knit them so I'll just stare at yours!

Kai said...

Lovely shawl! And the colour is stunning.