Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Happy knitting in the sun

 We moved house recently - very stressful! Now that we have settled in a bit and I have reorganized what is left of my yarn stash, I have been spending pleasant hours knitting in the garden and enjoying the last of the Summer sunshine.

 I've knitted about 8 Belmondo shawls now and am loving how they look in various different yarns.  My latest effort is this one knitted from 3 balls of Debbie Bliss Luxury Donegal Aran which were left over from my Central Park Hoodie. It knitted up beautifully and has already been gifted.

The Oatmeal Pullover by Jane Richmond has been on my "to knit" list for a while now and I decided to try it in the Drops Symphony that I bought earlier this year.  It was a quick and easy knit resulting in a snug fitting and wonderfully soft sweater.  I have used just 6 balls for this and have another 6 left which I am seeking a project for.  Maybe a slipover, maybe a shawl, maybe a hat and scarf...
Last night at Tuesday Knitting Group I cast on with my Noro Sekku for a simple cuff to cuff tee
 shirt.  The pattern is from Rowan's Kidsilk Stripe pattern book.  It is very simple but I think it will be perfect to show off the gorgeous colours of the Noro lace yarn. So far I have almost knitted the first sleeve.  It is on smaller needles than I usually use and is growing slowly but I hope to have it finished soon and wear it before it is too cold.

My cute little guy had his hair trimmed today and is almost unrecognizable from the scruffy creature he was yesterday.  I think the extra short cut really shows up his handsome features.  He doesn't much like being trimmed and was shaking like a leaf when I left him. He was just fine when I picked him up and I have given him a tasty pigs ear for a treat as a reward for being so well behaved.