Thursday, 18 November 2010

Winter Nights

I had a relaxing hour on Sunday just reading my new magazines with a cuppa (one of my favourite things to do) ~ please ignore the chunky chocolate cookies they are a figment of your imagination!
There were lots of lovely things to see, I scan them quickly at first then pour over them in depth at my leisure for the next few weeks or so, they travel round the house with me.

On scanning the knitting magazine I came across a couple of bits that jumped out at me. I have been buying this magazine monthly now for a few months, I am a novice knitter but want to do more and this magazine has been a great help, there is always at least one thing every month that I need to knit.

I thought this was quite quirky a knitted wreath :
But this was something that I was drawn to immediately:

How cost and toasty and soft does that look? With the weather the way it is I wanted one of these to wear all the time until Summer comes again.

It’s quite a simple pattern, even for me, it does involve cable knitting and if you are not scared of that then it’s a doddle.

I couldn’t help it so I ordered the wool immediately and it arrived today ~ yey ~ just look how lovely and soft it is.
The thing is, I couldn’t wait until the wool arrived so I knitted this on smaller needles with the wool I used for the wrist warmers, (as one keen eyed knitter noticed it was Sirdar Crofter Chunky). It’s not quite finished so here is a sneaky peak.

I can’t wait to make my chunky cream one; I will get right to it as soon as I finish some Christmas makes (it’s 5 weeks on Saturday ~ flippin heck!).

On the subject of Christmas, this arrived yesterday
ohhh there are lots of lovelies I want from here but mostly these:
~ ♥ Back Soon ♥ ~


PepPop said...

Oooh exciting!! Love the scarf - it looks so cosy!! And the baubles!!!!! Thanks for showing us. Jaqui x

Bethany said...

You are such a lovely knitter--I'll have to see if they sell that magazine here--it looks delightful!

dinoprincesschar said...

OOOh, I wish I could knit!! :)

♥coco rose♥ said...

Hi Kandi

Thank you for your kind comments on my post. I am going to take a leaf out of your book, stop stressing and just go with the flow. I think we just get so stretched at this time of the year, we can easily lose sight of what it is supposed to be about and for. My boys wont care if the presents are wrapped so badly and the baubles have fallen and smashed all over the floor, or yet again, I have cooked the turkey and left the giblet packet still in it! I will strip it all back to basics and calmly go with the flow....that's the plan anyway!!!!!!!

Take care

Vanessa x

Florrie said...

Love your new knitting projects, cable patterns make a lovely soft thick scarf......I fancy a christmas red one.
florrie x

Pink Poppy said...

Gorge scarf Kandi!

Alex said...

Ohhhhhh look at that delicious chunky scarf. I really wish I could knit.

I did choke slightly at the Cath Kidston picture - seriously, £15 for 4 baubles?!

Vintage Vixen said...

What biscuits? Never saw a thing, honest!
I must try knitting again, the perfect accompaniment to a log fire and decent telly (and it stops me eating biscuits). xxx

Anonymous said...

The scarf look super-cosy. I hope that your Secret Santa is reading, keep your fingers crossed!xx

Helga! said...

O,the wreath & the scarf are fabulous!!!
I adore Cath Kidston! Shame about the prices,but she has brought back girly vinatge lovliness!

bekimarie said...

The baubles are also on my wish list (check out todays post) aren't they gorgeous.
Talking of gorgeous, your scarf is fantastic, clever you, I love it!

B xxx

emma bear forever said...

Magazine's, cups of tea, biscuits and knitting....sounds like the perfect blog post to me :0) Love that scarf and I love crofter it's so much fun to knit with x

qwiksave said...

Bet those imaginery biscuits were yum ;-) What a very cosy post. Love that wool you have knitted both the wristwarmers and scarf with..but I bet Supersoft will be so warming & tactlie. Again, wish I could knit - must get that kiddy learn to knot book out! x

Serenata said...

The scarf looks great, nothing like settling down with some lovely magazines to read, a cuppa and those knitting needles!

Amy said...

I love the pattern of your scarf x

VintageVicki said...

That scarf is going to be gorgeous :)

I got the CK book - I just can't justify the prices :( Shame as I really need the little dogs for my tree this year!!

LaaLaa said...

Lovely scarf! What magazine is that in please? If I've missed the mag would you mind telling me the instructions please? It's perfect for what I'm looking for! xx

Jackie said...

That scarf looks wonderful and the cream wool so snuggly. Can't wait to see it made up. I didn't see those cookies in my kitchen either ;-) xx

pamela said...

Hello from me in County Durham. Enjoying your blog;) Cable always looks so cosy and it's rarely difficult, I bet it'll turn out lovely.

pamela x
p.s. a string box for string, lol;)very good!

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

Don't worry about the biccies - I've eaten them!!!

Fab knitting patterns xx

bibbitybob said...

I LOVE that scarf, I wish I could knit, you clever lady. I'm tempted to buy that mag and pass the pattern to my Mum with my bestest smile :) I've been saving my CK mag for a nice sit down with a that sad?! x