Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Old friends and new

A quick work in progress Wednesday post from me, an on-going project and a new one.

The purple “Twisted Mockery” socks continue, I knit the heel flaps at the weekend and they continue to be lovely and the yarn continues to be a joy to knit with and I continue to think if I can get through some more of my stash I’ll join Ripplescrafts sock yarn club again. Project page here

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As you can see I decided to go for a slip stitch heel for the sturdiness and the cushioning. I love the way the ribbing goes to a point at the back, this is a great pattern and I really recommend it.


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My second project is a new one. It has been in my queue pretty much since I started knitting and joined Ravelry in 2008 along with the queues and project pages of pretty much every other knitter on there! It’s a February Lady Sweater, I felt a seamless cardigan was necessary after the Blasted Cardigan of Doom and am using the Felted Tweed Aran I got in the sales. The yarn looks grey here (as well as out of focus, oh dear!) but I assure you it’s a lovely shade of sage green. Roll on spring, more daylight hours and hopefully fewer grey days where what light there is just isn’t enough. Project page here

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I hope your WIPs are progressing smoothly and that the week is treating you kindly.

15 comments:

  1. That February Lady Sweater is going to be gorgeous in that yarn, so light and soft - YUM. The socks are looking lovely too. I got my ripplescraft yarn, after you corrupted me and it really is lovely stuff. I can't wait to cast on with it.

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  2. Your socks are looking fab and the colour is wonderful! I'm looking forward to a bit of daylight here as well, if only to take better photos of my knitting!

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  3. I love those socks. The way the pattern goes is just beautiful.

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  4. ooh i love the february lady sweater - i've been eyeing it up myself..... how easy is it to knit? (i'm fairly new to this). those socks are gorgeous - really nice pattern xx

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  5. I love the colour of your socks! I'm knitting a top-down seamless knit at the moment. I'm hoping that I've got the fit right!

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  6. Those socks are looking stunning! That purple color is too beautiful. The slipped stitch heels look good with the pattern. I love my February sweater and wear it a lot. It is such an enjoyable pattern to knit and requires hardly any finishing. Have fun knitting yours. Felted Tweed is such a pleasure to knit with, isn't it?

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  7. Your socks are very pretty! It's great you started knitting a February Lady. I want to knit one for myself and have been lurking around the pattern for month. Is it fun? Is it easy to knit?
    Yours, Julia

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  8. I think I've send this before, but those have to be one of the most beautiful socks I've seen! I love the pattern and color you chose!

    The sweater looks like it's going to be great! I really like the pattern and LOVE sage green.

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  9. Those socks are gorgeous! I love the pattern and the colour. Good luck with your February Lady. :)

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  10. There is nothing I don't adore about those socks! Seriously, I could sit here and stare at them all day, I think.

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  11. I have nothing original to say -- just that I love, love, love those socks in both pattern & color. Your FLS will be a stunner, too!

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  12. Gorgeous socks! Had to go favorite them. : )

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  13. Love those socks. Are you doing them on two circulars?

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  14. I finally decided to do a February Lady Sweater too. Though despite the simplicity of the lace pattern, I keep messing it up and frogging. Should be completed some day, you'll probably have an FO before me, LOL!! Awesome socks!

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  15. That purple yarn in the socks is yummy!! I wish I liked grape Popsicles so that I could say it makes me want to run out and get one, but that's almost what it makes me want to do!

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