Hello!! I hope this post finds you well and refreshed after the Easter holidays!
As for me, to say that I have had some time to knit again does not convey how happy I feel about this situation!
I even have a little ditty to describe it (bear with me):
Ahhh… how lovely to take root in my chair and knit without a care
To sit and knit and knit and knit
It gives me such a hit! (Hehe!)
Even more happily, this is what happens when a knitter is finally let loose on her knitting: projects that have until now taken weeks have come flying off the needles… (monster update below).
Here are my completed Rumpelstiltskin socks:
I’m completely in love with the delicate lace patterning of this design, and so happy with how they turned out!! The beautiful merino/silk blend I got from Sally at Verandah Yarns complements the pattern perfectly. The socks have turned out to be everything I wanted to them to be. 🙂 Thank you Sally, for this beautiful yarn! I feel like my feet are wrapped in luxury!
A sweater for the young man is almost done. The design is a collaborative effort between me and him. Having given up on ever finding the right pattern to knit for him, I drew various versions of what I could do with the colours he chose, and he selected the final design for me to knit.
It’s about time he got a new winter sweater. I’m using The Wool Company’s Corriedale in three colours – Celtic, Sunflower and Holly (I’m not sure if they still do Holly and Celtic).
The sock fever shows no sign of abating. Having finished one sock, I had to fill the void by casting on more…
More love!! You can’t see much at the moment, but this is such a pretty design to knit! The design is Crenate by Rachel Coopey. I’m knitting it in Doe Arnot‘s Embers colourway using Flagstaff Alpacas’ merino/alpaca/nylon sock yarn.
There is also the matter of what I have now dubbed the “Imp socks” – in the Momentum colourway from Stray Cat Socks.
They will eventually go to one of my nieces. Once I have stopped feeling aggrieved at her for stealing her mum’s birthday socks. Guess that explains the name, huh?
I have also finally finished this pair, which have turned out so well that I feel confident about presenting them to my mother for her use! The yarn is an Opal Vincent van Gogh range colourway (5434). I always send along a small bit of yarn in case repairs are needed further down the line.
Progress is also being made on the latticework cowl pattern. Assuming that the weather is cooperative this week (botheration… it is raining again today), I will have it properly photographed and the design released next week.
It is such a nice feeling to have my life back again after being so busy at work. And although I still have a mountain of ironing to get through, at least I also now have a clean house, and getting-there tidy garden (just the back half still to mow and cut back). I’m almost feeling human once more!