Sunday, 8 March 2015

A Sedentary Week

This week has been scuppered by my dodgy old back.  
I have had a couple of days doing barely anything as I could hardly move (I got down my stairs on my bum like a toddler).

Oskar obviously paid no mind to the fact that I was in pain and trying to get comfortable he just wanted the best spot.
'Get up and feed me woman'
 Salted caramel cookies did ease the pain (or so I told myself).

 I did manage a couple more rows on my Happy Street shawl yesterday.

Actually Saturday was a good day generally and I also made a start on a couple of little spring makes.
 This will be something Easter themed.

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Lisa x

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Two Needle Socks

Following on from my post here I'm glad to report that I did it, I made a pair of socks.
I followed this Two Needle Sock pattern from my book (Simple Knitting by Erika Knight).
They fit lovely and they are toasty warm in debbie bliss cashmerino but...
I hate the seam.  
I did join it in a very delicate mattress stitch right at the edges but having a seam right up the mid line of the sock feels weird.

They are for hubby to wear around the house and they are fine for that but I wouldn't wear them out and about as I'm sure I'd feel the seam rubbing.
Next pair of socks will be a proper seamless pair.  
He does love them though (or so he tells me) and that's what counts they were made with love.

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Lisa x

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Canopy Shawl

Just as I bought the wool for the Kaffe Fassett Lidiya I saw a beautiful version of the Canopy Shawl on Instagram (by the clever Emma C, my knitting sista!) and I have it in my sights now.  

image from Ravelry

After reading Heather’s post here about the totally scrumptious qualities of Debbie Bliss Rialto DK I have ordered the wool to make it in a dusky pink shade.  

This should be nice and easy on the eyes and give a welcome relief from fairisle.

It’s clear I have a problem, how many shawls and scarves does one woman need?
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Lisa x

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Lidiya Scarf - Kaffe Fassett

I can’t ever just concentrate on one project fully, there is always the next one and the next one after that in my mind.
Following completion of my Happy Street Shawl, my next project will be this beauty
Image from Ravelry
I saw this pattern a long time ago and added it to my list of things to make, I only recently came across it again in a recent magazine (Womans Weekly Knitting and Crochet Magazine March 2015) and I decided yes, this year I will make it.  
The wool has arrived and once I finish my current Happy Street Shawl I will make a start.

Fairisle is scary territory for me but I’m determined to have a good go at it.  I’m worried about all the different wools and getting in a tangle and throwing it across the room in a tantrum, any fairisle tips will be greatly received. 
This will be a long term project, I intend to pick it up in between other makes.  I don’t think my old lady eyes will cope with working on this for weeks at a time, which is why I don’t expect to be able to wear it until this coming winter, or possibly the winter after that!
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Lisa xx