Saturday, 26 February 2011

Madam inspired

I have decided to knit my mother a Burnham Wood Capelet for when we go to visit her in April (I better not dawdle!). I was inspired to give cables a go again by a couple of Mary's recent projects.

I'm knitting this with Bendigo Woollen Mills Cameo from the famous backroom at the mill. This is a fabulous soft blend of wool and angora. Probably not the best yarn to give good cable definition but it will feel great against the skin. It also happens to be in my mother's favourite colour. It doesn't look like it in the photo, but the colour is a lovely soft blue.

Oh, and I have also put my hand up for a test knit - just for a bit of cable relief. But more of that later.

Saturday, 19 February 2011

I can see clearly now....

Well almost! My surgery went well and my eyes are improving on a daily basis. Thanks to all for your kind thoughts and good wishes. It will take another four to six weeks for my sight to settle down but in the meantime I can see well enough to knit again!

I managed to finish another Annis. I had knitted the lace section before my surgery so I could relax and finish off the stocking stitch section without a great deal of strain.

I knitted this with Naturally Dawn 2 ply. This is a lovely 50/50 wool/silk blend and I do enjoy working with it. It is also lovely to wear but alas this shawlette is not for me. I was worried that I wouldn't have enough yarn so I replaced the nupps with beads. Why is it always so difficult to capture beads in a photo?

I hope to get back to normal knitting time the coming week. And I will try and catch up with your blogs too.

Sunday, 6 February 2011

A Brief Intermission

At least I hope it is going to be brief. I am having eye surgery over the next two weeks and won't be able to read for a while. I am hoping that I will be able to continue knitting in some form or another. So if I am absent from your blogs you will know why. I will return as soon as possible!

In the meantime I leave you with another shawlette, the Lacy Baktus. I knitted this with Noro Silk Garden Sock. I have to say (yet again) that I love the Noro colours but I'm still not mad about the yarn. This skein had only one knot for which I am grateful. The yarn also only broke once - this is due to the very uneven spinning of the yarn. But despite this I am still pleased with the end product.