May I have some knitting time?

I’ve cast on Itaca, the Drops Lace is fabulous to knit with and feels super soft. Its growing every day and I’m fairly confident I’ll have it finished for November in time for the wedding.


Here’s a pic of this months progress on the Weather Scarf, its been a lot warmer lately as you can see.
A little reminder of the colour key with regards to what you can see here  : Blue =5-10c, Yellow= 11-15c and Green=16-20c.


I haven’t even started on the Game of Thrones illusion scarf yet due to concentrating so much on Itaca. Its on hold for now, although I will try and swatch it in June so I can at least say I’ve learned something new.
It was so much easier to fit knitting in when I was in my old comfortable job but I’m determined that I will get a new technique in each month even if I don’t finish a project.

I’ve recently been asked to make a baby blanket by someone at work so I’m looking for patterns for that too! I’m thinking of crocheting it and trying to include some new stitches so that I can count it as part of the 2013 Challenge.

I’ve also still got a Hello Kitty plush on my hook, its a freeform design though so I really need to sit down and plan it out. Only made one leg so far. I opted to crochet it as I thought it would be faster.

Going for another walk this weekend so I’ll be back with some pretty pictures before next week.



May I start something new?

Sorry for the slightly late post, I was waiting on some yarn to start this months challenges.
This month I’ve got two challenges. I don’t expect I’ll finish both items within the month but I’ll certainly have mastered the techniques.

The first technique I’ll be trying is knitting with laceweight yarn. I’m making Itaca by Stephen West.
Its a beautiful shawl which I’m making for my mum to wear on her wedding day.
I’ll be using Drops Lace in Off White and Royal Blue. This is on a deadline for November, I have no idea how long it will take me so I’ve decided to start straight away.
I spent much of today winding the skeins into balls and I’ve just cast on!


I’ll also be learning Illusion or Shadow knitting. I’m making this Game of Thrones Scarf for my other half. It creates a fabric where the image is only viewable from a certain angle by repeating rows in opposing colours.

In other news …
I’m still working on the weather scarf, we’ve had some warm weather lately so I’ve moved onto using green!


I finished the back piece of the Miriam cardigan, it now just needs sewing up, ends weaving and button bands.