I've been knitting... February 03 2016

I have a plan, a spreadsheet with topics and ideas for the blog and it's a great way of organizing myself and having a proper place to put ideas so they don't get lost. I have great intentions to follow this plan as I have lots of things I want to talk about and share with you. I however also really like to knit and the last couple of weeks my desire to knit has greatly out weighed my desire to blog and so you haven't heard from me. Sorry about that, I'll try to be better.

So really quickly this evening I'm just going to share a few photos of the things I have been working on and then next week I'll try to get back to following my spreadsheet and writing more again as I do also really enjoy blogging.

I've had The Doodler on the go for a while and made good progress in the first week of January and finished off section two. Then the project had to rest as the next step was picking up 300 stitches and I've really got to be in the mood for a task like that. I was in just that sort of mood two Sundays ago and I sat on my sofa and picked up all the stitches and knit the next row. So now I'm here:

 

Then I go distracted by the arrival of Knightsbridge, a super soft squishy yarn by The Fibre Co. which is new to the shop. With the arrival of this yarn I could finally cast on Cocoknits Stranded Cowl which had been in my queue for a while. This took me a couple of starts as I decided I need to change my colour plan after three rows as it just wasn't working the way I wanted it to. Once I got going on this project though, it was quite quick and the finished item basically hasn't left my neck since. It is so soft and warm and light, I'm so very pleased with how this turned out. And of course when I posted the picture below on Instagram my sister immediately asked if I could make her one and as I have plenty of the Tundra leftover, I will oblige and cast-on another one this weekend.

 

Oh, I learned Brioche with Renée Callahan last Saturday which allowed me start Stephen West's Askew Me Hat on Sunday. I had promised Ian another hat in Hedeghog Fibres Lupi but told him he had to wait until I could make this pattern as it's perfect for both the yarn and his style. So I've been knitting away on this and have a deadline of finishing by Friday night so that he might take it to Scotland with him on Saturday as it's quite windy and cold there at the moment. I've got two more inches to go, so I think I'll make it.

That's it for this evening, I'll be back with something more in depth next week. What's been keep you busy the last couple of weeks?