Happy Valentines Day Everyone,
I know it's been a while but I have some pretty pictures to atone (well I think they're pretty anyway!).
The first is this gorgeous sweater that my loving mother made for me and sent up. It's to get me through the FREEZING weather we are having here!
I've also discovered the joy of chunky socks and how quick they knit up (can you tell i'm cold?). These are fantastically easy to knit up and very comfy and the Sirdar Crofter Chunky is a very funky knit with the yarn being lovely and soft and the patterns is just plain cool :o)
I've also finished a couple of cotton dishcloths which are quick and easy and are incrdibly useful in the kitchen. I had no idea what the deal was with dishcloths until I knitted them up.
For Valentines day I decided to knit HWP his very own pair of socks as he's never received a pair from me. Unfortunately other things became priority so this morning he only received 1 sock. I used the excuse that I needed to check it fitted before I started the second one (clever eh?) and he seemed to like it so I will make a start on the other one this week.
And finally for me I am knitting the Ingenue sweater from Custom Knits by Wendy Bernard. I am knitting this in Sirdar Toddler Aran in a deep rich chocolate colour that my mum gave me for Christmas. I'm knitting this in a smaller size than I originally planned as my Amused sweater worked out so massive so knowing my luck this will be too small!!
But it's a really nice pattern worked in the round from the top down and I love the collar pattern. The yarn itself is also very nice to work with.
Stornoway Knit N Natter is still going strong with 8 of us showing up last week for a hilarious session at Eleven in Stornoway. We had a really good laugh as well as welcoming a new member.
I've recently had the latest editions of Knitting Magazine and Yarn Forward Magazine delivered through my door (once again my lovely mother and her gift of knitting magazine subscriptions for birthday and Christmas) and am looking forward to sitting down and having a good read in peace and quiet so I can review them at a later date.
In the meantime, have fun :o)