A blog update today with the results of two months when I just couldn't go out.
I think my blog readers will all know by now Ravelry has been a place where I have found friends and enjoyed being inspired and challenged to learn more skills to add to my love of knitting. A video podcast I watch and listen to announced a KAL for cable garments. I was pleased as this was the technique I learned from my mum and the one I wanted to try after I was taught to knit and purl. I hoped to have one project to add to the group but if you look at the projects I have uploaded today I am sure you will see my needles were busy and there was a lot of twists and turns in my days without the swings and roundabouts we sometimes found when we were out and about.
I started with Vika a pattern form Brooklyn Tweed by Véronik Avery. I wanted an aran sweater but often found when I knit in aran weight wool the design and the wool swamped my frame. Vika is children's pattern but the schematics indicated I was age 8! Brooklyn Tweed Shelter is a worsted weight wool with a lovely light loft which suits me as it provides warmth without weight. I wouldn't add all the details here as I have notes on my project page. I will add that the colour I chose is called Postcard and it is the most magical shade with an air of sophistication to let my children's sweater to suit my style.
My second Brooklyn Tweed project was one for dad. I knit every stitch with love and this one was a challenge with the saddle shoulders but was very clearly explained. Jared Flood's pattern Svenson, knit in Brooklyn Tweed Arbour. Dad was happy he was eventually allowed to wear it and generally have the freedom to move his arms and whatever he choses to do without me telling him that he had to wait until I took his photo. I know dad loves it as he hasn't taken it off!
The last cable project was a cardigan for moi. Kildalton by Kate Davies from Kate's new book Inspired by Islay. The project speaks for itself, knit in Kate's wool Buachaille and it even made me wear my kilt! The book will be available in March but I enjoyed the club and received a pattern each week. I plan to knit Port Charlotte next. Read about the club and watch the shop for the book as I will be watching for the postman to deliver my pre-ordered book very soon
I would just like to add one more photo set although it isn't a cable knit I had to knit a few holes of lace. I knit the stole in Brooklyn Tweed Loft and will end my blog with these photos.
I met the final deadline 28th February on the dot! I have never been as late but taking the photos took longer as my energy ran out fast. One day, some photos, next day, rest and so on!
One last thing I will have a new book and a new KAL as Jen from Ravelry is set to launch a book tomorrow and the process will begin again. I will be knitting from stash so I will have to learn if any of my yarn will help me to learn new techniques! The book wouldn't be out until September but we will receive an e-pattern each month to keep us busy. Find out more by visiting Jen's blog to see and hopefully buy A Year of Techniques
I think I need to lie down for the rest of the day as tomorrow I will have the last pattern in Kate's book and the first pattern from Jen's book. Thank you for reading and please contact me if you would like any more details about the patterns as I know some of my friends don't have access to my project pages on Ravelry. I am one sleepy head today!