Yarn House knitters

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

Monday, November 27, 2006

New book

Sam (and anyone else interested in Glampyre designs),

Did you see that Stephanie Japel has a book coming out next year? Fitted Knits. I've also been looking at the new one Sahara. I came really close to ordering the pattern. The actual design was done by Wendy Bernard at Knit & Tonic but it was published under Stitch Diva.

Any comments on Erika Knights' new books? I haven't seen Glamour Knits or Classic Knits in person but I usually like her stuff.

Friday, November 10, 2006

Done and Dusted

Gosh, how easy is that mobius pattern! This has actually been finished for a few days now but just got around to taking a photo! I used every bit of that Silver Thaw and had to cast off the last 10 stitches with some leftover Silk Garden. I just love it! I'm going to make one for Grace once I figure out how to make a smaller one.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Mobius madness

Thanks for all the advice on casting this on. I'm still searching for the right fit for a knitting group. The best one I've been to has been at Circles but it's not the same as being around you guys on a Sunday afternoon and being able to call with questions. Anyway, the mobius has been cast on! And I think I've done it right! Sheelagh, I love this Silver Thaw. Why didn't I ever buy any before?? And the color is perfect. So many other projects started but I think this one is going to be finished quite soon. It's already very cold here so it will be a welcome addition.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Socks, Socks, Socks

I have been knitting socks! Not much else but lots of socks. Mainly because we went on the boat last week for half term and they are portable.

Finished socks in the pictures are Opal Tiger socks for Gareth out of just less than half the ball I had left when I had finished Daniel's. They have a short row garter stitch heel.

Lornas Laces socks for me in Lake View. The colours haven't come out very well with the flash. They are brighter than that. Lots of turquise and green. The pattern is slipped stich rib from Sensational Knitted Socks. They are lovely and soft but I am a bit concerned about how well they will wear.

Also I have knitted one mittern for Phoebe in Opal sock yarn bright pink and I have got to the first heel of my Mum's Xmas socks, so I think that I am doing quite well!

I will not be at Knit & Relax on Sunday as we are going to move the boat from its temporary mooring between the locks to our permanent berth in the new Marina which will be much better!

I almost forgot. My sock wars socks arrived while I was away and now I am dead! They are knitted in Rowan wool cotton in a sort of khaki color with purple tops, heels and toes. Nice yarn, nice colours. Only trouble is it is like they were knitted by a comittee. One sock is very good, the other not nearly so with a ladder down the sole and the toe finished with a 3 needle bind off not grafted. Still I have been knocked out which is the main thing and I certainly won't be participating if they do it again!