I’m thrilled to see that Ginny’s Yarn Along is back. I’ve genuinely missed all the book recommendations and knitting inspiration from everyone. Being a monthly link up this time, I’ll have more chance of showing something new each time too. No more “look I’m reading the same book” or “I managed two lines of knitting this week“. I hope.
So, without further ado, what am I up to?
I have one knitting project on the go. It is the adult hoodie that should have been finished for Christmas. It’s taking longer than I planned. I lost the wool for a while. Then I lengthened the first sleeve too much, which dented my enthusiasm. I still haven’t resolved the problem, but am ploughing on with the second. Hopefully it will act as a guide to the right length. I’m guessing that we’ve all seen the cartoons of people receiving grandma’s homemade jumper where one sleeve is longer than the other. I’m hoping to avoid this look.
Pattern is Hayfield 7256, using Hayfield with wool dk yarn no 701 Blackberry. I made a version for my 10 year old son, back in the summer. He loves it and we blinged it for his Christmas jumper day at school. It’s back to normal now. No cars or trees. Or lights! I think he found his one day of being lit up by fairy lights, more than enough. Although, he was quietly pleased to be the only one called up, to the front, in school assembly. He reckons that his was the only homemade jumper in the school. (I obviously didn’t get that memo)
On my kitchen table today. Books and knitting.
I’ve picked up a knitting project again. A work in progress project. Put down but not forgotten, before I started my seasonal gift-making knitting in earnest, this autumn. A pair of socks for me. The yarn was cream until it met the left-over tie-dye pots, a few years back. I dyed it as balls, which makes for some interesting changes in colour and depth of colour, as I go. These socks are for me. The unpredictable nature of the yarn is not a problem. Might say, it adds to the fun of knitting them. Continue reading
Bring it on, Autumn. I’m ready. I have a pile of books, calling out to be read. I have a basketful of yarn perfect to complete my next blanket. Plus the wood shed is full of chopped wood.
The idea of curling up by the woodstove, adding a few more squares to my blanket is quite appealing. Or reading another chapter. Tempting. Continue reading