Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Yarnalong Ramona

Joining in with the Yarnalong at Small Things

My latest knitting project is the Ramona Racerback Tee which was the first thing I put in my queue when I joined Ravelry

I've got as far as swatching and found I had to go up a from 3.25 to 4 to get the right tension!  The suggested linen mix yarn is not readily available here so I've gone instead for Rowan Cotton Glace in a rich, dark red. 

Tonight's story book is The Tiger-Skin Rug by Gerald Rose.  Highly recommend.

Monday, 27 February 2012

Yayoi Kusama at Tate Modern

As it says in the blurb, this exhibition really is "unmissable".  I could have stayed in this light installation all night! 

Friday, 24 February 2012

Millamia Clementin Scarf

The scarf my little girl is wearing is the Clementin Scarf, a free pattern from Millamia.  It was the perfect project to work on while watching telly as it is just rows and rows and rows of 3 x 3 rib.  The yarn, four balls of Soft Merino, was a January sales bargain; a half price Millamia boxed kit for making a cushion.  

My little girl prefers to wear it around her neck in the same style as I wear mine, which rather defeats the point of having pockets!

Mind you, I should probably encourage that style as look what I discovered she had ..ahem.. 'borrowed' from a cafe!

Ravelry details here.

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

The Spring Garden Tee is very nearly finished, just a few more rounds to go.  This is my first go at top-down and knitting-in-the-round. The delight of seeing an almost wearable item appear before my eyes has worn off and has been replaced by an irritation with the tediousness of the never-ending knit stitch.  How I long to purl!!!  

Once the SGT is completed, I will get down to finishing that lovely pile of purple.  It's Charlie by Sarah Hatton, from Rowan's Studio 24.  Both front and back are completed and one shoulder is sewn.  All I need to do now is pick up a billion stitches for the neckline.....

Ravelry details here.

As for books, murder mysteries are my fiction read of choice.  The Stone Cutter by Camilla Lackberg is my current puzzle.

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Yarn Along

Joining in with Yarn Along at Small Things for the first time - hello!

In the top photo you can see a very nearly completed MillaMia Clementin Pocket Scarf. It's been the perfect project to accompany tele-watching as it is just inches and inches of 3x3 rib so requires little concentration! One more episode of Borgen and it should be finished!

The bottom photo shows the very early stages of a Spring Garden Tee from Never Not Knitting.  I've never knitted anything using the top-down method, I rarely use circular needles and have only once used a stitch marker so this is a big adventure!  I suspect that, like driving an automatic car after years of using a gear stick, there will be no going back to two needles, separate pieces and sewing up. 

As for the book, it's Run Fat Bitch, Run by Ruth Field. It's a great read, very funny and highly motivating.
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