18 December 2013

Knitting


I am one happy lady this week, I am on my very last slipper, hooray!  This is pair eight, I cannot believe I have now knitted fifteen of these.  I am hoping this will be off the needles by the end of the week then I have the small matter of sewing.  I will need to sew on twelve soles, I have already done this on two pairs, four by Christmas Day the rest by New Year's Eve.  I think I can probably have this done in time....

Then I am looking forward to casting on something else, in fact I can't wait.  I am not going to knit so many of the same thing next year, you would have thought I would have learnt from last year with all the socks I made.  So I have a jumper for my eldest, a shawl for my mum and a shawl for a friend to make.  I have decided on the patterns for the first two, but not the last can you help?  I have a skein of 4ply, which is in my picture above, about 280m/305yds but cannot decide on a pattern, any suggestions?

In between times, in those free moments, I have also knitted a few bowls which I have felted!

I am still reading 1215: The Year of the Magna Carta, nearing the end now.  I am really enjoying this window into a significant period of history.  I studied so few parts of history at school, it always seemed to be the Romans, that I am really enjoying expanding my knowledge now, it is never to late to learn as they say!

Joining in with Ginny for this weeks Yarn Along, head on over to see what others have been making.

13 comments:

  1. Goodness, I bet you can knit a slipper in your sleep now!! good luck sewing on all the soles. Your little felted bowls are very cute.
    I'm going to add that book to my wish list. It sounds very interesting.

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    1. It is a good book, I bought it ages ago and hadn't picked it up to read as I mistakenly thought it would be just about the Magna Carta itself rather than about how people lived at that time. I love books about social history.

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  2. Whew! I'm exhausted just thinking about knitting all those slippers, but I imagine your recipients will love them! Happy Christmas, friend!

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  3. That's a lot of slippers! I bet it feels good to know that part is behind you. I find myself anxious to cast on for projects for myself again too.

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  4. Well done you on getting to the last slipper, I'm very impressed! I'm sure you can't wait to knit something different. I don't have a shawl pattern for you as I tend to go for very simple things as I'm not a brilliant knitter. I'll be interested to see what you choose.

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  5. If your friends are anything like my friends, they will *love* their knitted slippers!

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  6. Wow! 8 pairs?! That is quite the accomplishment. I love history too and I find that winter is a good time for digging in. I'll have to look for Magna Carta. Happy holidays I'm wishing you some speedy, unobstructed finishing work:)

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  7. glad you are nearing the finish line with those slippers! 8 in a row...you are definitely in need of a change!!!

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  8. That's a lot of slippers, but I'm sure they'll love t hem. I like your felted bowls too!

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  9. Oh my gosh that is a lot of knitting... and slippers! I tried to crochet slippers once.. well.. I think that half slipper is still sitting somewhere up in the attic. Wishing you a very merry holiday season and happy knitting!

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  10. Goodness EIGHT pairs of slippers?! I take my hat off to you! That's a real achievement. They will be well received, I am sure. x

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  11. Wow - well done on getting through all of those slippers! It will be wonderful to know that everyone has cosy toes this winter.
    Wishing you and your family a wonderfully magical and merry Christmas xx

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