Monday, January 22, 2007

Still Knitting Along ....

Eversince the holidays, I am still trying to get back to routine & find time to knit but it's difficult as the girls are around & I get involved in their activities .... leaving little time & energy for knitting & so not many WIPs except for requests ..... just cast off a beret (from Interweave Winter 2006) for my niece who is going to London end of January ....


The beret was a quick knit in the round (just 2 days) & I used a ball & a little of Jo Sharp's Silkroad Aran Tweed & 5mm circulars - sorry for the bad pic as I can find a suitable model. Another request is a pair of socks for my Mum in Lana Grossa's cotton & since time is running out, I am knitting the socks plain with a rib cuff .....



I have finished 1 sock & almost to the heel of the 2nd - I am very pleased with this pair of socks as I managed to get the strips to match - I read in a blog (oops, forgot the name) that to get matching strips, just start knitting with the middle section of the yarn of a color & use the same color (also middle section) for the 2nd sock! That's it but there's some searching to be done for the 2nd sock to find the right color & some yarn to put aside but it's worth the trouble if you want matching stripes.



The only other WIP I have is Jo Sharp's Hourglass Cable Sweater (from Knit Issue 2) which I cast on while in Singapore - it's knitted in Jo Sharp's cotton & I have adapted the pattern to knit in the round .....

This is the front & back knitted in 1 piece & I have 40cm to go before the armhole shaping ... should be almost there, I think less than 10cm to go....

I can't wait to cast on another project but what will it be ???????


8 comments:

2paw said...

The socks look really great. I always pick a place to start and then keep the wool I cut off and match it for the second sock. The jumper is looking great and it grows more quickly in the round I think. What will you be knitting next?? I am just socks, socks, socks!!!

Sasha said...

Ooh the excitement of being able to pick what to cast on next!! Love the socks, was amazed at Citiknits when I had a fondle of them how perfectly they are knitted up! You truly are a craft genius Anne :) Love the cables on the blue yarn, very elegant!

tiennieknits said...

Your projects are looking great. I really like how the stripes are matching up on your socks - very cool!

Michelle said...

i have always love your projects!! the hourglass cable sweater is looking great!! you're so good at adapting patterns!! think i must consult you for my next project!! hehehehehe. cant wait to see you soon!!

pinky-yin said...

OMG...OMG.. its SOOOOO nice... you are such a good knitter...
p.s... i think my sock is going ok... but you will have to check if i did it rite :P

Roseann said...

It's so great to see what you are knitting. Your socks match perfectly! Your Hourglass Cable sweater is divine with pretty cables in a pretty color.

Sometimes Unwilling Guru said...

Your knitting is fantastic,can you tell us the name of the sock wool,col etc .I haven't seen that one before and its quite striking with the patterning!

Sometimes Unwilling Guru said...

Thanks for info! i shouldn't have asked as now Ive added it to my wish list along with a million others, dear oh dear!!!!!