Thursday, November 20, 2014

A little update...

I know, I know twice in one month it is almost un-heard of on this blog! But I am really excited about how these little lovelies are progressing and I wanted to share ( well actually I wanted to share every five minutes but I thought you might get a little bored)

The dark grey yarn and the rest of the white arrived on Saturday and I knit as fast as I could over the weekend hoping that I would get it all finished for Monday. It didn't happen but I am really happy with the results so far. I am hoping for a sleeve a day so hopefully by this time next week I will have started the first yoke.

Here are some close ups of the beginnings of the fair isle tops. They all look quite different though on the light grey there is a reason for that....

Can you see the deliberate mistake on the top of the light grey one? I answered the door as I went onto the next round and didn't realise until I had finished what I am now calling the snowballs. I like the fact that it is different it makes each of them unique I just hope I can re-create it for the top of the sleeves.

The red one is the most true to the original pattern, two shades of the same colour very subtle.

Anyway till next time happy knitting
Arianwen x

Thursday, November 13, 2014

The Holidays are Coming!

 I know such a long time between posts. But we are moving towards my favourite time of year.

I have made Christmas cake and mince meat and more importantly, I am knitting again!! Though I think I have taken on more than is humanly possible. I have promised Christmas sweaters, not one but three. I am using a drops pattern 122-43 ,I just love the reindeer and as the drops Nepal is a bargain at £1.50 a ball I am using it. I have to say I am really impressed. It is warm and cosy with great stitch definition. It is also knitting up really quickly so unless I lose momentum I might actually make it.

It seems to be going further than the pattern indicated so maybe I will have time for the odd Xmas hat. So for those of you infused with the Christmas spirit, happy knitting!
A xx

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