Shamble, shamble, shamble... here comes a sheepy-faced Roo!
Did I sound a bit moany yesterday? Sorry! I was just letting off steam. You knew that, right?
Thank you for your kind and understanding comments! Mothers, eh? Who would have them?
You will be rewarded with happy knitting pictures! :D
I finished the back of my Learn to Knit, Love to Knit cardigan, and it is looking very lovely. The sleeves have a totally different cable pattern down them, so it will almost be like knitting a different cardigan - that should keep boredom at bay! I love the colour. It is an improbably willow-pattern blue. I need to find out how to add the pattern to Ravelry, as I can't be the only person knitting it, and comradeship is a very fine thing.
|The back, not a sleeve. Hmmm... looks narrow!|
I have cast on and knitted up a serious chunk of sock 2 of my Chelsea Morning socks, which you may remember are made out of Sock Hop in the Mellow Yellow colour. These got a lot of attention through the last evening of Glastonbury coverage on BBC 3. Lianne La Havas - bliss! The XX... crikey. How black can it get? I loved their clouds. Oh wow, Glastonbury lighting effects! In another life, I would have designed those.
|My Glastonbury knitting nest :D|
|Tin Can Knits' Antler Cardigan from the Ravelry page|
|Zahara from the Ravelry page|
I am still on the look-out for a pattern to knit up my Yarn Pony haul. I spotted a zig-zag striped cardi in the Fall 2013 Knitscene preview, the Zahara cardigan. I wonder if I would have enough yarn if I knitted it shorter and with 3 colours instead of 2? Or am I deluding myself about yardage again? This is why I knit socks!
And then... yesterday... I stumbled upon the designs of Isabell Kraemer (lilalu) on Ravelry... oooh! Lots of vaguely-1970's stripey / textured goodness! She has a new pattern Marsa-alam which looks very promising, but there is also Paulie, which thousands of Ravellers have faved (and thousands of Ravellers can't be wrong!).
|Picture from the Ravelry pattern page: Marsa Alam|
|Lilalu's Funky Grandpa cardi from her Ravelry page|
|Picture borrowed from Ravelry - Budleigh socks|
Back in the real world... I am, of course, planning my next pair of Rachel Coopey socks. I don't think I can resist Budleigh much longer! And... Breaking News: the Willowherbs I knitted for Christine won the June KAL in the Coopknits group - yaaaay! I won some Yarn Yard yarn! FL may have snorted something along the lines of "More wool?!". Heh heh heh. You better believe it, babes! ; )