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A New Project

Plain Vanilla Sock

Plain Vanilla Sock

While trudging my way through the Denim Wrap I was very keen to start knitting another pair of socks, but I was determined to finish one project before I started another (I feel quite smug that I manage to do that). Anyway, I decided I am just going to get started and see where this yarn leads – so far it is top-down and a K2P2 rib.

The yarn is Hungry Hungry Dystopos from Indigodragonfly – let’s not think about the air miles involved in that journey!

Check out my new double points! From here – I bought them for myself as a birthday present.

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And so it Begins …

Granny Squares!

Granny Squares!

I have started my Granny Square blanket – four squares so far. I have to say I find these quite addictive and they really require no concentration – perfect for TV watching. The yarn is a Bendigo classic in 12 ply that I had in my stash. This yarn feels lovely I would definitely work with it again. I’ve worked out that I can make 8 squares per 200g ball (I made a square and weighed it!). Once I have made 8 squares (I have 4 so far), I will buy a different colour – I am trying to keep my stash accumulation down.

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A Work in Progress – Denim Wrap

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Sewwitty’s Blue Jean Wrap

So every  now and then I have been working on my Blue Jean Wrap – It has an easy to remember 12 stitch repeat lace pattern. I have found it to be the perfect pattern to work on late in the evening (when my brain has stopped working.

I am using an Aran Cotton from Jo Sharp, which has been surprisingly easy to use – I had all sorts of trouble when I used this yarn for a cardigan for Miss P.

 

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Granny Square

Granny Square

Granny Square

This whole crochet lark was so that I could make Granny Squares! I thought I should just try to make one and I found a great tutorial here. The three chains in each corner make the shape stay nice and square. It was really quite addictive – I will stop after just one more round. Now my plan is to make a load of these and make a blanket – one colour at a time. I already have two balls of this in my stash.

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A New Object

Blue Jean Wrap

Blue Jean Wrap

I have started knitting Blue Jean Wrap – I was looking for something simple to knit while watching television – or when my brain is too tired to do anything else. So far so good, it has an easy to remember lace sequence and once I managed to cast on the right number it has been plain sailing!

The yarn is an aran cotton from Jo Sharp – I bought it unlabelled, so can’t tell you the official colour, it was in my stash, so I feel quite smug about using something I already had.

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A Finished Object – Hitchiker

Hitchiker Finished

Hitchiker Finished

I finished the Hitchiker scarf/wrap. This pattern had a lovely rhythm to it. It was the perfect mindless knitting.  I could sit on the couch watch TV and knit without concentration (it was all knit as well – well almost all knit!).

The yarn is a misti alpaca pima hand painted cotton and  silk blend (in confetti) and the pattern is a ravelry download (which you can find here)

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More Knitterly Progress

Almost Finished

Almost Finished

I just have to cast off the bottom edge of the cardigan and knit the sleeves (the sleeves are going to be cap sleeves). I don’t have the right needles for the sleeves, but I have ordered some from here.

My next plan is socks – with this yarn – I am just trying to come up with a stitch pattern.

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Ravelry Yarn Stash

I store my yarn in various different places around the house and I decided it was time to get organised.

I spent a bit of time on the weekend taking photos of my stash and uploading it to Ravelry.

Some of the yarn I had forgotten I had! Like this …

Forgotten Yarn

Forgotten Yarn

I have two skeins so I can make socks.

What I think I will find the most useful is the Needle & Hook chart. I am forever buying new needles just in case, but now I shall be able to refer to my Ravelry page and see whether I have the correct needle size already.

Now I just need to do some knitting.

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Starting Another Project

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Tension Square

This is my tension square (swatch) for a new project.

I have been able to use my fancy-pants addi interchangeables – very nice.

The yarn is a Jo Sharp Aran Cotton (the colour is Parakeet). I bought it on sale from her store in Cottesloe, which doesn’t exist anymore (such a shame).

The lace is gull lace and I’m gearing myself up to have another go at the February Fitted Jumper (I am hoping a less fluffy yarn might make things a bit simpler).

 

 

 

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This and That

Pineapple Quilt Block in Progress

Pineapple Quilt Block in Progress

The Pineapple quilt block has proven to be quite difficult, but I think I have a plan of action sorted. The above is a work in progress.

My Heavy Metal knitting needles arrived today – very keen to get started on the next pair of socks. I ordered the needles in late December and I knew they would be shipped late January, so I’m impressed they have arrived so soon.

I found more Misti Alpaca yarn – this one (in Confetti) – at my local store. I also have this one, my stash is becoming a but unmanageable.

I’ve joined this course and watched the introduction and now I need to get ready to knit the practice swatches. I need more hours in the day.

I’m tempted to buy The Principles of Knitting as a Kindle book – lighter (have you seen the size of this thing) and an instant download.

 

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