Knitting WIPs and Acquisitions
I am on fire!
I’ve got the knitting bug again after focussing on cross stitch and crochet for the past month or two. I’m still going strong with my orange knitted jumper, still got about half of the front to do on that.
But today I sorted out a sock pattern and got the pieces all in a bag together – the pattern, yarn and needles. I’ve only ever done one sock in my life before (a literal ONE sock!) and I haven’t really been bothered about them since!
But, I have 5 balls of socks yarn to use up…which by my reckoning is 5 pairs of socks!
I’m going to try a simple vanilla sock pattern by Winwick Mum which you can find here:
It’s all in the project bag and ready to go once I make lots more progress or even finish my jumper!
I also picked up a sock yarn shawl which I started last year and is a really easy pattern but it’s sock yarn. Which is really thin and therefore takes an age to get anywhere fast with it.
The colours are gorgeous and autumnal and I got these two balls of yarn from a trip to London a few years ago, from John Lewis. The only department store left in the country with a decent haberdashery section haha!
Haberdashery. I love that word. Did any of you ever read the book Truckers by Terry Pratchett? In the 90’s there was a TV show about it, maybe stop motion? About gnomes who move from the countryside into a department store…I remember asking mum what haberdashery meant!
Also, going off on a tangent now, if you want to exclaim anything in shock or horror, try either ‘Bargain’s Galore!’ or ‘Prices Slashed!’…it’s what the gnomes say who were raised in the department store.
Anyway…back to knitting! The shawl is in easy reach now!
So, projects on the go are:
- Knitted orange jumper
- Sock Yarn Shawl
- Practise knitted baby cardigan
And soon to be cast on are:
- Entrelac baby blanket
Maybe a few Christmas baubles too – I still have some spare Christmas yarn to use up…I want it out of my stash!
I also bought a huge ball of wool – 400g! I’m going to try and knit my Dad something if I get everything finished quickly. I doubt I’ll finish it before Christmas as I’m not a super fast knitter but I’ll try!
It’s a tank top pattern (I had to google that as I couldn’t remember what we called a sweater vest here in the UK!). It’s got 3 rows of cables and is something I would wear! I’ve no idea about men’s sizes so unfortunately there’s no way I get his size surreptitiously…I’d have to be obvious and ask him for it!
The yarn is 80% acrylic and 20% wool so it’s nice and warm! I got it in the Forge colourway which is a medium grey.
You can get the same ball of wool from The Knitting Network here. I like The Knitting Network as they ship in eco-friendly packaging!
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