Winter warmies and new projects

I've been a little slack with my posting of late , and I am unashamed to admit that the main reason has been due to Ravelry. I've been spending hours scouring through everyone's lovely stashes, projects, and coming up with a queue twice as long as the great wall of china !

Life has taken a bit of a different sphere at the moment. With decisions to make, and jobs to hunt for, it's been a little bit stressful to say the least.

Enter knitting.

Knitting has always been about "me" time.While Saturdays are about fitting in sports, catching up with friends, househunting and all the other necessary weekend things one has to do, and Sundays about winding down and getting to bed early for work the next day... Fridays are my one day of crazy knitting. I come home from work, have dinner with my family, and plop myself on the couch or in bed, prop up a great dvd or tv show of some sort and knit until the wee hours of the morning. Gosh, i heart Fridays!

Anyways, yesterday i came home to a lovely little welcome! My significant spoilt me with 8 skeins of Rowan Felted Tweed in Watery 152 so that I could start on the gorgeous little Patti Cardigan (go over to Knit Annie and see her version! I love it without the collar!).

So, I've cast on and done a few rows.

This is my first time working with Felted Tweed. I have to admit that at first, I wasn't impressed by the acrylicy feel of the yarn itself. However, knit up, it makes the most softest, nubbly, wonderful fabric. The stitch definition is just right, and my only gripe is that being made of 25% alpaca, it sheds a fair bit.

My other project that I've started is Knitty's Broad Street Mittens for my bf. I'm doing it in Heirloom Argyle in Brown, and Naturally Haven 100% Merino in a lovely olive colour. It's been awhile since I gifted my knitting but I'm hoping to finish it by Friday before I head over to KGI to see him.

Anyways, I'm off to high tea with my girlfriends. Hope you have a great one!



6:51 PM, June 30, 2007

That is a great colour for Patti. I also increased the size of the button holes so I could have big buttons, I think it really needed bigger buttons.
I hope it goes along quickly for you. I wish I had so much time to devote to knitting (and the energy).


6:15 PM, July 01, 2007

Thanks for the tips! I agree about the big buttons - they look gorgeous on yours!


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