Sometimes kicking small goals just keeps you in the game (can you tell it’s footy season again?!). These are the two January cloths from the Yahoo Groups KAL.
15 April , 2014
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13 April , 2014
Wow – I am shocked to realise it’s been so long since I last wrote a post. In that time there really hasn’t been a lot of knitting but I have finished the Manly Socks and started a new pair. This time I am knitting socks to give away. It feels kind of strange but I know that the person who I am knitting them for will appreciate them especially as they are such a special yarn.
These socks are Love Heart Socks in the IxChel Bunny sock yarn I received in the sock yarn club I was in last year and which I just signed up for again. It’s amazing how lovely yarn just makes you want to knit and knit.
I started the socks with 3mm DPN but quickly found that they were going to be too big – annoying since I actually did a gauge swatch. I pulled them out & started again with 2.5mm DPN and still think I could have gone to 2mm DPN. Anyway, they will be as they be and still look & feel great. I just have to work out how long the recipients feet are without asking…..
16 February , 2014
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13 February , 2014
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This is an SOS – I am having so much trouble with this pattern as it decreases – thankfully I have been using lifelines as I complete a set but it is driving me nuts & so slow! I am 2/3 of the way through the first 1/4 of the blanket which means I have another 3/4 to go once this one is finished. Does anyone know of an easy way to chart a few hundred stitches onto a graph? Would love some advise!
I started charting it using Excel but it starts with 289 stitches and I was finding it really hard because I couldn’t see all the stitches – should I keep persisting with this or try something else?
My knitting mojo is fading fast (but that may also be this seemingly unrelenting heat….).
26 January , 2014
21 January , 2014
This month – luckily being a 2 month time frame – my book club is reading The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton. I have to say this book was hard to get into but now I cannot put it down and it’s significantly eating up knitting time.
It’s quite an intriguing story, a mystery on the gold fields of New Zealand. I am now almost 1/2 way through and would highly recommend it if you are looking for a book to read.
19 January , 2014
These socks are my Manly Moda Vera socks which are being knitted from the Manly Socks pattern by Hannah Six. I officially commenced them on 8th December but I think I’d only done about 2 rounds – a visit to family a few weekends ago really pushed them along. They are not getting a lot of time though as I am working on the Layette Shawl and the January Mid-Month dishcloth as well.
I feel like time is so short at the moment but the 40+ degree heat hasn’t helped that – we have been on hyper alert watching for fires which takes so much energy & it’s been so hard to sleep. Even our beautiful straw bale house hasn’t coped with so many hot days & nights in a row and got up to it’s highest every indoor temperature of 30+ degrees. Luckily we put in ceiling fans this year which has been a small blessing but on a week such as this I really wish we had air conditioning!