Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Quick knits

I have been busy knitting some quicker knits. I know, I know I wasn't goint to start anything else, but these gloves are sooo lovley. I was reading another ladies blog, http://www.theflitterknitter.blogspot.com/ and she had made these gloves, so I had to buy the book, and knit them. They are so lovely. I used Rico yarn, and they look really nice. I know I have done something wrong, as one glove is slightly longer than the other, but I will be wearing them, so it doesn't matter. I will definitely knit these again, in another type of yarn, just to see what they turn out like. I may even give some as Christmas presents.

This hat is called Shroom and it's from knitty.com  I think. I had some of this wool, only 2 balls, can't for the life of me remember what it was, think it was Twilleys Freedom, but not 100% sure. It was really fiddly to knit, on fat 8mm circular needles which were only 16 inches long. Then I finally finished it, and it didn't fit. I unpicked the bottom cast on edge, and now it does fit, but it's a bit tight. Another one, to try again I think. This has made me think now. I have knitted a couple of other hats, and they turned out small, so I am thinking I need to do a tension square for everything now. The last 2 things I have started for myself (or my hubby) I have decided to check and I had to go up half a needle size. So from 6.5mm to 7mm and then it's ok, think that means my knitting is a bit tight, so I will have to check everything now, and then hopefully no more mistakes. Right, I am now off to carry on with a cable cardigan for my daugher. It's lovely that she wants me to knit for her (she's 24) so I have checked the tension, and off I go. Hopefully it will get finished before summer is here!! Lovely weather at the moment. Happy knitting.

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Small World

We definitely live in a small world. My hubby is busy lambing at the moment, and an old friend of his from college is helping him. In the course of conversation it turns out that this guy used to live next door to the lady we stayed with in India, when she lived in England. How amazing. Also my best friends mum, has a friend called B. They were chatting and B told my friends mum how she met this lovely girl through work, and how nice she was and how well they got on. It turns out that the girl she is talking about it my lovely sister in law. Small world. Makes you think before you speak too, you never know who knows who. Random post nothing to do with knitting, but random is part of my make up. Have a good day.

Friday, 11 March 2011

A new start

Very exciting, I am just about to start a new project. I know, I know, I have some on the go, so shouldn't but this is special. My number one daughter has asked me to knit her a cardigan. It's in chunky, and has cables, so I hoping that it will grow really quickly. It's a lovely yarn, shades of lilac and greay. I will take photos once I start. But first I have a beret to finish for a friend. I have done one, and have one more to go, so by Monday or Tuesday, I should be able to start the cardigan, very exciting.