FO No. 1:
Pattern: Heart on a String Hat by Susan B. Anderson for Spud & Chloe
Yarn: Spud & Chloe Sweater, held double
Needles: 8mm for the hat and 4mm for the icord
I used just under one skein of the turquoise and a smidge of the yellow. I'll have enough to make another one in the reverse colours. I love it, isn't it cute? The yarn is really lovely to knit with, so soft! This took me just over a movie to do, so about 2 hrs. Can't beat it!
FO No 2:
Pattern: Leaving on the Edge Cowl by our very own SheKnitUpThatBall
Yarn: Yummy Irish Kilcarra Aran Tweed, 2 skeins held double
Needles: Whopping great 10mm
I made this yesterday. Took no time at all and I think it looks great! I must admit to feeling really weird knitting with
Still, you can't argue with such a speedy FO. And the yarn is divine. Proper Irish tweedy loveliness.
In progress news, here's the latest on my Spiral Boot Socks:
It's going ok, I think. I've just done my first increase on the leg and am happy enough, although it's getting difficult to try it on now! I'll probably have to take the stitches off the dpns each time I want to try it from now on. What a pain. But, it'll be worth it to get it right, and I won't have to do it for the second sock, of course. It's a lovely knit, a surprisingly hypnotic pattern repeat. I'm enjoying them. And the yarn is scrummy too. Why wouldn't it be, it's Reynolds wool :D (That's my maiden name, btw)
We had our first knit night after Christmas last night. We hadn't seen each other for a couple of weeks due to the snow, so we'd lots of catching up to do. One of the ladies gave me this lovely present:
A coin purse, that's a sock!!! LOVE! She said when she saw this she instantly thought of me. Best. Purse. Evah. I have to make one of these myself. Isn't it cool? I could have purses to match my socks. Oh yes.
The builders arrived yesterday to commence work on the house. We're getting two bathrooms totally re-done and the conservatory roof replaced with a tile roof & velux windows. We're also getting a radiator put into the downstairs loo. No more cold rooms & toilets! I'm so excited. I just hope they don't make too much mess. They reckon it'll take 3 weeks so I'm a bit nervous coz I'm back in work on Monday and there'll be no-one here during the day. Still! Yipee! Warm!