Progress is slow, but steady on my Moderne Log Cabin.
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I have taken to buying yarn whenever we go on holiday.
I bought this one from Text and Co – a yarn and book store, what a perfect combination!
It’s Cowgirlblues Merino Twist (in the shorebreak colourway). I bought two skeins because each one is only 300m (instead of the normal 400 for socks), but I suspect I only needed one.
I have been (unusually) a monogamous knitter. I started working on this blanket in early December and apart from a brief flirtation with my November sock (while I was on Rottnest Island) I have knitted only this.
This is all garter stitch and it is easy to get into a lovely rhythm and just want to do ‘one more row’.
I have been watching television series
- Bridgerton – is anyone else watching this? It is beautiful. I read The Duke and I in preparation, but I need to read the other seven novels in the series.
- Schitt’s Creek – I love this. I am up to series 5.
I have also been listening to podcasts. My current favourite is Cast On by Brenda Dayne. She has a lovely voice. Her podcast is about all sorts of creative endeavours.
I wanted to make something that my girls could keep to remember me by if the worse happens. I decided on the Moderne Log Cabin from the Mason Dixon knitting book. I am using shades of blue and cream from Bendigo Woollen Mills – it is the classic 8ply (I wanted something that could be machine washed).
I am using 4mm needles (an addi circular one).
I picked the stitches up on the edge using the Yarn Harlot’s tutorial – I did knit into the back of each stitch once I had picked them all up.
I have bought a new table clamp (the Elbesee Versatile Table Clamp – from here).
I like it. It means I can work two-handed and have it at the height and angle I want. I can also attach my magnifying glass (it pegs on) and because the hoop is stable, I know longer get nauseous.
I have started my November socks. This yarn is beautiful. It is a merino, silk and yak mix from Louie and Lola yarns in the Dusty Rose colourway.
I am doing a 1×1 twisted rib and then I am going to use the pattern from Helen Stewart’s Vapour Socks (it was part of her Handmade Sock Society 3 – I have purchased all three of her sock societies).
I finished my October socks yesterday (31st of October), just in the nick of time. The yarn is a malabrigo, but I cant remember the colour-way.
I used my standard sock recipe (top down and a heel flap and gusset). The pattern on the leg and foot I found in a Japanese stitch dictionary (See this post).
I have finished one of my October Socks – and on the second I have started on the leg (it’s top down, so I have a long way to go!).
A lot of people in my knitting group have taken up crochet, so I decided I should too. I have a book, Erica Knight’s one, and I am attempting the easiest pattern.
I do like how easy it is to undo crochet and have another go. This yarn is cotton and it’s a bit splitty, which is not good for a beginner. It’s all double crochet, but at least I get to be proficient at this stitch.
The yarn is Abbey Road Kung Fu Cotton from Spotlight.