Archive for May, 2008

Olive Cardy – progress

I’ve just finished the schoppel socks, so I think I will concentrate on the olive cardigan to see if I can get it finished in the next week or two.

 olive cardy -progress

It’s going well so far. I am adding a bit of waist shaping in this one to get a slightly closer fit.

I’ve been thinking of making a little summer top in hemp yarn for a while now. I bought some allhemp6 from lanaknits a few months ago, and bought a pattern with it to make a top down seamless knitted tee-shirt. It’s a really nice pattern, but I’ve already got quite a few similar tops, and I feel like making something different. I saw this on ravelry recently and I think it would work well with the yarn. I’m not sure whether to try it, or try to make up my own design – we will see! 

I really enjoy seeing other people’s versions of my designs, particulary when they have done something different with them. There is a lovely version of Eva’s shawl on daisyfrog.blogspot.com in worsted weight alpaca. It looks lovely and cosy.

More Socks

I haven’t had much knitting or crocheting time recently, but I am still in sock knitting mode. I tend to do my knitting after work when the girls are in bed, but I have been so tired recently, that I can only manage a few rows every evening.

I’ve been working on some plain ribbed socks in Schoppel sock yarn. I’m using a Knit 3, purl 1 rib for the cuff, then just plain stocking stitch for the foot. I’ve finished one sock, and I’m about half way through the second.

schoppel sock

Spring Shawl

The spring shawl is finished – just in time for my mother’s birthday!
spring shawl finished

The yarn (Margaret Stove Arisan Lace) is a true lace weight, and I used less than 60g. Although I was using a finer yarn, I decided to stick with a 4mm hook, as I wanted a light and airy effect. I’m really pleased with it – it’s probably my favourite so far.