Sunday, 5 June 2011

Knitting kept me sane.

I've mentioned a few times that I knitted a lot during revision breaks. It's all pretty simple stuff, but it helped in not getting bored so easily. So here's what I've been knitting :)
I love this yarn, it so nice to knit :) I've decided to add tassels on the ends, that's what the hank of short pieces is in the top photo. I figured I'd cut them first so I could just knit until the end of the ball without having to worry about leaving enough for the tassels.
I finally cast on with this gorgeous yarn. It's so soft and pretty. I'm using 8mm needles to make a lovely lacy effect, but it also makes it a tad difficult to knit which is why I haven't been working on it as much as the Colinette scarf. Here's what it looks like close up:
I'm also really close to finishing the baby cardigan. I just have to sew up the sides and get some buttons :)
I also took the plunge and decided to attempt the mittens from the Knitty Gritty book. They're a lot easier than I thought! The photo's in the book help a lot, and once you've done the thumb its plain sailing. Here's how far I've got:
I've also finally got round to joining Ravelry. My profile is here, I'd love some friends if you're a member! :) I'm also about to cast on a Dalek dishcloth/facecloth from a pattern on there. I learnt to do bobbles just so I could do the pattern! There are some really clever Doctor Who patterns on there that I love! :)
I've given up on the weather, and am going to try and remember to take photos of my finished Crescent skirt tomorrow. I also want to get on with my red Crescent skirt.
More later :)
Ashley x


  1. Wow, you have been busy with the knitting - I'm glad to see it's not just me that has multiple WiP's on the go at once, I think I have about three crochet WiP's and my first knitted sock (which may be destined to be an orphan, I find knitting so S-L-O-W!!) on the go at the moment!!

    I think I have added you to my friends on Ravelry - I'm not very clued up with it!!

    Hope you're having a lovely weekend....

    S x

  2. Wow you have been so productive! I am still struggling to complete my first knited make - a cardigan for my friend's baby. I have a deadline now though as i am going to visit her next week....arrrgh!! x

  3. Oh wow, so many projects on the go!

    I recently had to undo all the knitting I had started (about 50 rows of a back cardigan piece) as I had the gauge all wrong. I purl to loose and really struggling to get right gauge.

  4. Sarah - Your sock looks great! I'm trying to finish them all before starting a new project, but doubt I'll last that long. lol
    Kat - Aww, I can't wait to see it! :)
    Suzy - Oh dear! I hope you get it sorted soon. I'm really slow at purling!
    Ashley x


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