Yarn House knitters

Ongoing projects and yarn mainly originating from the Yarn House in Caterham, Surrey.

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Anyone there?

Thank you Philippa for updating the blog!! It was nice to see all your projects. I need to update over here too. I'm moving on Cambridge again. The pattern is getting a bit boring though. I've only got 6 more cms before the armholes so I'm trying to push to that goal. I've got all my Plaid here now so I may try and do a few more squares soon. I need some quick and satisfying knitting!

How was the last knit & relax?

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Casting on!

I have finished Petes socks while we were on holiday on the canals, or nearly. I ran out of yarn just before the toe decrease on the second sock. I had another ball at home but not with me. He kept going on about why they weren't finished, but they are big.

I have shown them with one of Phoebe's socks for comparison.

I also started another pair of socks for me from Lornas Laces. So far they have been ripped twice. The pattern is slipped stitch rib from Sensational Knitted Socks. I started off with 1x1 rib as stated and then didn't like the effect when the main pattern started. So I ripped and started with the scalloped edging from Lucy Neatby's Cool Socks Warm Feet which looked great on the needles but I tried it on last night and I honestly don't think I would ever wear a sock with a frilly top. Picture at the top, I can't quite figure out the pictures.

Also started Kiri shawl in KSH from alltangledup.com. Am getting on much better than with Birch as you start small and increase and I am figuring out the pattern better. The photos not very good but I am getting on.

I love the new Rowan 40, after scarcely wanting to knit anything in the previous 2 Rowan mags there are at least 10 things I want to try. I have ordered the yarn from Sheelagh for Hickory and Glade. I had better get on and finish some more things before I go and collect it.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

News news news

I've heard that Sheelagh has finished 3 things! I need more information!! Someone post photos, please.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

The One

Yes, I know the house is covered in boxes and I should be doing other things but knitting is my calming influence during chaos. Anyway...I have cast on. Some know what this is but I won't post exactly as it was a special favor to let me have the pattern. This project has good karma already. The yarn arrives at the same time as I call Sheelagh to ask about it. The yarn feels like little hamsters (my fav pet growing up). I have the exact needles available to start (No, really. This is huge to find empty needles in my possession). And, the big one, I cast on the exact number of stitches needed without counting! I just cast a bunch on and then counted later and had 95 stitches! That never happens. So this project is getting classy accommodation in the suitcase, not the boxes set for Sea.
I'll be thinking of you all on Sunday as I do a few more rows on this...