Sunday, 29 September 2013

Change is coming

The weather has been rather changeable recently - going from lovely sunny days to grey, overcast rainy days. It's definitely cooling down here now and it's making me want to cast on a hat. My problem is which one? I love lacy hats but when I'm zipping along on my e-bike they are just not that warm! So something textured and slouchy is what I'm after. I was thinking of casting on Barley by Tin Can Knits as despite being really simple I love the look of it. My other option is Mont Royal by tshep as the detail of the twisted stitches is gorgeous. Perhaps I'll knit both! What are you planning on knitting for the weather where you are?

I am still knitting away on my Belgian Waffle shawl but I am now on the final third!! Hopefully this week I will finish it (as I have a week off work!!) but really need to try to knit monogamously on it to do that...the thought makes me cringe but I want it off the needles and I'm sure you're bored of seeing it on the right there! 

Finally I can show you the pair of socks I have recently cast on, Rhubarb and Custard. Originally my plan was to knit them with a diamond up the front but I didn't like it so I ripped that part out. Now I am going for my first pair of stripy socks instead. The first join was fine but then I got fancy and decided to use the magic knot join...that had to be ripped out. Then the third join was funky so that had to be ripped out. At the moment they seem to be going OK but I'm not holding my breath!  

Finally I got some Nunoco off my Twindle so that I could free it up to finish off the first of my Iridescent Puddle batts. This is so wonderful to look at and the colours are prefect in my opinion! 

On my Glindle is the remaining fiber of the first batt of my Ingelenook Fibers Parrot Tulip. Those little green nups make me so very happy. 

That's about it from me today. I will be back later this week giving you my review of The Field Guide to Fleece. So far I think it's brilliant! 


  1. I love the changing seasons and I love your rhubarb yarn! Also love your spinning. Wish I could find the time to learn... so much knitting on the needles! Maybe one of these days.

  2. Thanks. The rhubarb yarn is so cheerful! Perfect for some of the grey days. Spinning does take time to learn and I am still not as good as I could be due to my lack of time. It's very enjoyable though. Maybe one day you will find the time.

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