Tuesday, 25 March 2008

Happy Easter!

Hope everyone's had a lovely Easter break and managed to escape the dreaded lurgey that's going around... Me? Well, me and my Sudafed are best friends at the moment. I was off on annual leave last week and was smitten on Tuesday/Wednesday and spent the remainder of the week in bed, surrounded by boxes of tissues and a big po sorry-for-myself face;) However, there has been some progress on the knitting front...

The socks for DD1's boyfriend are now finished and all ready for his birthday. They have been washed and blocked since this picture was taken and look a lot neater (though no less bright!) now.

I had cast on the Textured Cardigan, by Sarah Hatton, from the Rowan Studio Issue 8. I'd been smitten by the style of this cardigan and had rushed out and bought Rowan Felted Tweed to cast on ... This was a sub though as Scottish Tweed was the recommended yarn for the pattern. The Felted Tweed is beautifully soft and I can't see it being scratchy on the skin. However, the love affair was short lived! Part of the beauty of this yarn, for me, is the little flecks of colour running through the yarn. Ms Anally-Retentive didn't feel that the reverse stocking stitch showed the flecks of colour to best advantage... so frogged the project:( I decided to cast on Bizet (Colinette Cadenza pattern) and I am much happier with this project. I've nearly completed the back and will hopefully have the back cast off before heading back to work on Thursday if lurgey has subsided a little more....
Progress on the back
Close-up of the border
Those wee flecks!

I've also been purchasing thanks to the wonderfully enabling Terri, fellow member on Crafty Yarns n Threads forum. Isn't this droolworthy - Kilcarra Aran yarn? The top picture is fairly close to the actual yarn colour. This is destined to become a Tangled Yoke cardigan if I hit the guage right! If not, I'm hot footing it out to buy more Felted Tweed (shhhhh don't tell MrB, who is the picture of restraint with my already bulging bags of yarn balancing precariously on top of our wardrobes).
Kilcarra Aran

Finally, I'm not the only person who has been dossing aimlessly around on the Blether's beds this week! Meet Marmalade! Obviously all puckered out on DD's bed after a hard night on the prowl:)

Life's hard, eh??

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Blogger Elle said...

Oooh, everything looks like it should be petted and squeezed and stroked. Yummy yarn. Very pet-able cat too :)

Tuesday, March 25, 2008  
Blogger Nicola said...

Hope you get well soon - but enjoy the knitting time in the interim :o)

Tuesday, March 25, 2008  
Blogger Riggwelter said...

Oh that felted tweed looks yummy and the Kilcarra too.
Hope you're feeling better soon x

Wednesday, March 26, 2008  
Blogger Karen said...

Hello there, I'm a bit of a blether myself so when I happened upon your blog wanted to say hi. I knitted very similar (and equally bright) socks for my dad. Your cardigan looks great, I'll be back to see how it turns out. Hope you are feeling a bit better now.

Thursday, March 27, 2008  
Blogger Skein Queen said...

Ooo, lovely socks! And yummy, yummy yarn. Smitten? That's the name of our kitten. Well, it's Honey, but she gets called Smitten. Is it a Scots word, do you think? Hope you're feeling a bit better now, Mrs.

Friday, March 28, 2008  
Blogger Fiona said...

Hope you're feeling better.

The yarns look ace and the cardigan is fab.

Sunday, March 30, 2008  
Blogger dreamcatcher said...

Get well soon!

Love all the yummy yarn you've acquired :-)

Sunday, March 30, 2008  
Blogger Kathy said...

Do you recall the children's books about Marmalade the cat?

Wednesday, April 02, 2008  
Blogger Steph said...

Cool socks!

Friday, April 04, 2008  
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Friday, April 04, 2008  
Blogger murdo said...

Seriously cool socks! I also LOVE that colour of Felted Tweed...what about using it for Selina? Or you can keep me company doing Tangled Yoke?

Sunday, April 06, 2008  
Blogger Aknita said...

What lovely socks :-)

I've just had thirteen months off sock knitting, my mojo has finally returned. You're an inspiration :-)

Wednesday, April 09, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hope you're ok?

Wednesday, July 09, 2008  
Anonymous Jen said...

just wonderin if you want to do a link exchange?

Saturday, August 16, 2008  
Blogger gilraen said...

Good luck and get better soon!!

Gorgeous yarn!! You were the lucky one snagging that :)

Tuesday, August 19, 2008  

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