Sunday, 30 October 2016

Some knitting ......

With Autumn well and truly upon us it seems that I am knitting more and more. Since sewing and quilting has become a very busy career choice for me, I have turned to yarn for my hobby and for relaxation.

Since my Sock Knitting course at Baa Ram Ewe in April, I've got the hang of socks and am just about to complete my third pair!


This gorgeous pair is the simple Vanilla Latte pattern which I think all sock knitters have made at the start of their sock knitting journey! I'm making mine in the squishiest Manos Del Uruguay Alegria that I got from Baa Ram Ewe, aren't the colours awesome?

I've also got a shawl on the needles too, it's my first one so I chose a simple colour blocked design over a more traditional lace shawl. Here is the start of it, I'm just about to add in the second colour which is a charcoal grey, almost black yarn.

The pattern is from Ravelry and is the Ashburn Shawl, it's a real simple knit that I'd recommend to anyone wanting to give knitting a shawl a go. 

I was introduced to Coop Knits at Yarndale last month and her sock patterns and yarn are just amazing, she really inspired me to try some different patterns so I bought one of her books to expand my repertoire! I'm convinced they're too difficult for me but a couple of knitting friends have promised they will help if I get stuck!!

Here's to remembering to blog more, sew more and knit more! 
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