Sunday, January 15, 2006

Another Sunday update

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Okay, I told you you wouldn't be hearing as much from me once I went back to work, didn't I? Hee hee .
I've managed to finish this version of Misty Garden from Scarf Style for my mother-in-law this week. It was a lovely, easy knit and I think the kind of vintage look of this scarf will suit Pam. I know, I'm getting awfully forward, am I not? (Resisting the Scottish "amn't I?", but could never say "aren't I?")
I made it in Silk Boucle by Fyberspates in the Foxglove shade, bought from Get Knitted at a reduced price. Used three skeins. It is a lovely yarn to use, and although the boucle bits were a bit bothersome at the cast on edge, there were no problems after that. I didn't have enough so I bought two more skeins, so I now have one solitary ball. Could become a doily or salad bowl cover or something.

Oh yes, underneath is a well loved and well worn jumper called Spruce from Rowan 29 knitted in "Jonelle Cotton Shine" when John Lewis did their own yarn.

In other knitting I have been working away at a striped reverse stocking stitch cardigan in Sirdar Denim for my niece's daughter. Can't remember if we went for grand niece or great niece. We're not given an individual designer's name, but it was in the most recent Women's Weekly Stitching edition.

Have also done about one millimetre on my Copper Garter rib jumper. "Pumpkin" as it is being affectionately known round this house. Mmm. Pumpkin, not too sure about that one.

13 comments:

Heather said...

Very pretty ! Is that your Scarf Style one ?

Mhairi said...

It looks fantastic - I love the different colour tones which you see so well when its worn.

Linda said...

I've stashed the wool for that pattern but not got around to it. Those pictures are so lovely they'll make me get on to it. (When the temperatures drop here!)

Anonymous said...

Lovely Kathleen - the colours really show well. I shall have to go and look at my Rowan 29 again now - I don't remember Spruce and it looks like it is a nice simple yet stylish knit.

Midsummer night's knitter said...

Hey - fancy selling that left over skein?? I've only got 2 and after seeing your post have decided I need another..

Kathleen said...

Thanks for the lovely comments everyone. :-)

India-Not a bad idea, I'll email you about that. Would be better that than it languishing here doing nothing. x K

Iris said...

I didn't have an email address so I thought I'd leave a note on your blog to say thank you for commenting on my blog post about my poor little burnt-out car. I appreciate it!

And your scarf looks beautiful!

Iris
x

Midsummer night's knitter said...

Pumpkin? MM, I'm with you on this one, Kathleen - doesn't sound promising. Mind you, early days yet, maybe....How are you going to bear to part with that scarf? Still, as it's going to your m-i-l I suppose you could foster it now and again...?

soCherry said...

I love your scarf! I might pick up Scarf Style again - I havent looked at it since I finished the sleeves.

It's beautiful!

xx

Midsummer night's knitter said...

Hey - I've got one and a bit balls of Kid Classic in pale grey - would you like them in part-exchange for the Fyberspates? Not enough to do anything with, but might be useful with something else.(I'm organising, can you tell?)

Christy Lu said...

Your scarf is lovely. What size needles did you use?

Kathleen said...

Hi Christy Lu, I used size 4.5mm needles. x K

Anonymous said...

Hey! That scarf is super!
Jeni
Fyberspates