28 November 2012

Knitting

Joining in with Ginny for this weeks sharing of knitting and reading and Tamis work in progress.


This last week has been a busy knitting week I have cast on and finished a pair of socks, cast on another  
pair, cast on and completed one mitten and have knitted some more of the dress I shared last week.  The arms are now completed and have been joined, I have knitted the front flap and am now trying to decipher the pattern to knit the edging.  I picked up some stitches and then thought I had made a mistake so I ripped them out only to realise they were right after all!  Luckily it was not many so will not take long to pick up and again.  My Christmas knitting is moving on at a good pace, I am not sure I will complete two pairs before then as I am knitting these in secret from my husband and he is at home most of the time up until then.  I will have to think of a way round that one.  Any ideas?

All this knitting has meant that reading has taken a back seat, the extent of my reading has been fruit tree catalogue as I search out apple cordons to plant in my garden.

What have you been knitting and reading this week?

13 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness - you have been so busy! If it were my husband, I would just banish him - hehe! Or lock the bathroom door and knit in there! :) Good luck!

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  2. Oh my! What a list. I can't say I would sign on for any Christmas knitting, it always seems to stress me out. Love the stripey dress.

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  3. how lucky I am....I can knit right in front of hubby and he's totally oblivious to what I'm working on (socks for his stocking right now!!!) good luck!

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  4. I just love the colors you picked out for that dress. I also enjoyed browsing the Rav project page and seeing all of the different color combos people have used. I just finished a striped toddler sweater. There's just something with stripes that always catch my eye...

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  5. Wow! You have been busy. I need to get cracking on some socks. I want to wear nothing else on my feet, besides wool socks, now that the weather has turned. Good luck with your secret xmas projects.

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  6. I have the same problem knitting secretly for my husband. It's his off season, so he's around a lot, and I'm bad at leaving my knitting sitting out too. If you figure it out, let me know!

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  7. wow, so many projects. love it!
    i say spend an afternoon at the park and knit away. lol

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  8. Can't wait to see the finished dress, it's going to be fantastic.

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  9. gorgeous dress!!! I dislike when I over think and rip before thinking it over again.. It just happens sometimes, but I'm glad you deciphered the pattern.

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  10. Wowee! Wish I could knit as fast as you - I am very slow, and I definitely buy yarn for projects a lot faster than I can make them.

    The dress is lovely. Look forward to seeing the finished product.

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  11. WOW your needles must be on fire......you have completed a lot !

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  12. The colors for the dress look great. Looking forward to seeing the finished project soon :-)
    As to secret knitting: My boyfriend is more at home than usual too so I also have to think about ways around him noticing that I'm doing a cabled cardigan for him. I do knit a bit in the morning because I get up earlier than him and I knit when ever he's away/in the bathroom/watching sports in another room and keep my project bag stored in the back of our storage cupboard ;-) So far it works well. I can also recommend spending girls night out at a friend's place with a nice cup of tea. Just take your knitting along. My best friend actually likes me to come over with my knitting because she draws and then we can talk and both work at the same time.

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