01 May 2013

Knitting


I have finished knitting the baby cardigan I now need to block it, buy some buttons, sew them on and write up my notes.  I used a thicker yarn than in the original pattern.  I have cast on a couple of new projects this week, a hat and a pig.  I knitted my husband a hat for Christmas which after blocking did not fit it was too tight my eldest, however, loves his new hat he has a big head and it fits him perfectly.  I have decided to construct my own pattern in the hope that I can create a hat with a perfect fit the yarn is a ball I bought to make socks and had not got round to making yet, guess i wont now.  The pig is a present for my youngest who has a birthday at the end of the month, I am hoping I will have the time to knit a few animals for her.  This pig has been knitted using the pattern in this book.

I finished reading How to Paint a Dead Man which was a wonderful read.  I am now reading Instances of the Number 3 by Salley Vickers.  This rather unusual story is about the life of two women after the death of man who is the husband of one and the mistress of the other.  The wife knows about the mistress and chooses to spend time with her as she comes to a new understanding about herself and her now dead husband.  I have read about a third of the book so far and it is a lovely read.

Joining in with Tami for this weeks work in progress.

12 comments:

  1. I can't wait to see your hat pattern, the yarn looks great for it :)
    x
    Natalie
    Marigolds' Loft

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  2. That book sounds interesting! And I love the rainbow of color in that yarn! So pretty!

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  3. Lovely colored yarn! Can't wait to see it work up!

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  4. Your projects look wonderful. The yarn for the hat is so pretty:)

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  5. Lovely varicoloured yarn you have there, and that pig will be adorable, the shade of pink is perfect. x

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  6. I love wee knitted animals, they are always greatly played with here.
    Lovely yarn, you always seem to find the nicest self striping colours.

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  7. I envy your knitting skills! I hope you share the finished animals when they are complete!

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  8. Hi, popped in for a quick visit. I really like the yarn choice for the hat! It's nice to know the first hat found a home on your son's head ;) Wendy

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  9. Such pretty colors in that yarn. Happy knitting. :)

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  10. love that yarn for the hat! that will be so fun. love to see a finished photo.

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  11. Your yarn colour is very pretty. I too like to knit animals. I knit them mainly for the grandchildren now,.

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  12. I love that yarn! Such pretty colours!
    I love knitted animals :)

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