Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Week 149 : Magenta baby cardigan

A baby cardigan.

It is being quickly gifted so not much time to photograph, not even enough time to block! I just gave it a quick burst of steam from the iron.

The pattern is Boy-o-boy by Carol Scott. I have made ten of these little cardigans now. They are my go-to pattern. They knit up quickly, show off a pretty artisan yarn (especially useful for odd skeins in the stash. I used a bit less than 250yards)

This cardigan uses Dream in Color Classy in the colour Absolute Magenta.
I have also had good results in Madelinetosh DK, Artyarns Supermerino, Mirasol Cotonani, Evoke Yarns Whisper, and Debbie Bliss Andes.

The buttons are simple translucent plastic from Lincraft. They are a very good colour match.

My Ravelry page is here.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Week 147, 148 : Blue socks, rainbow gothic sock yarn

I have finished the second of the three pairs I am knitting for my school friends. This pair is in Madelinetosh Tosh Sock in the colour Blue Nile.

I have cast on the third pair and hope to finish in the coming week.

I also cast on a pair with yarn I bought on Ravelry destash. It is Twisted Limone yarn in the colour Rainbow Gothic. My son really likes it. 
Today I have to travel back to the restaurant we had lunch at yesterday. My small knitting bag with this partly finished sock fell out of my bag and was left under the table. Phew. That would have been a great disappointment.

I like the funky colour striping so much I have bought three more Twisted Limone yarns on destash. The three are girly colour mixes and my daughter has dibs on at least two.

School summer holidays have just started. (This is day number 2!). I have lots of holiday crafting plans and that means I hope to blog projects other than sock knitting!