A new year and hopefully a good one and time to knit new things, and I started with a pair of socks. I really wanted to use the yellow and lilac/purple heel as in the pattern but I couldn’t find the perfect purple to match the yellow I had, so I decided to leave them out and knit everything in the main colour that was almost the same as in the pattern.
Most of my socks are all by Kay F Jones because her patterns are so well written that you just can’t do wrong and this is perfect for a new knitter who’s learning to knit socks. I also like her style and patterns plus that I’m a big fan of their (Dan & Kay Jones) Pod cast The Bakery Bears and I’m a patreon of it as well. If you want to know more about them then check out their Home Page.
Yarn used: FIBERRO Sock Colourway: Fire Needled: 2.5 mm Started: 9 December 2019 Finished: 13 January 2020 Pattern:Clementine
I really hope this year will be a better one than the last one because I think my husband and I have had enough of bad things happening in our lives . I will not go into it all in any depths, but it started with my 27 year old niece suddenly died September 21st 2018, and then me losing my memory for a day September 29th 2018 and then the sudden death of my dear father February 1st 2019 and everything that comes with that.
So be kind to each other because you never know when they are gone forever.
The Bakery Bears podcast duo of Dan and Kay Jones have split the Christmas advent calendar this year by doing their own things. Dan is taking the viewers out on trips to interesting places that have Christmas connections and Kay has started a mystery Christmas Knit along. Så on every odd dates its Dan and even dates it’s Kay, so the KAL (knit-a-long) is a pair of socks with a Christmas/festive theme.
Day 1. Fairy Light Ribbing
Day 2. Chimney Stacks
Day 3. Tinsel Lace
Tomorrow is the next section and I can’t wait to see what pattern that will be.
If you can remember the house warming blanket I was making for my stepdaughter in England, then I can inform you that she has it now on display and is a very proud owner of it. I saw it in real life when my husband and I was over for a visit and it feels good to see that all that work was worth it.
This was a really quick and easy knit. A nice cowl that starts ans an triangle and later you knit it in the round. So it’s more of an bandanna than a cowl. Love the colours too. If you would like to knit this one, then you find it on Ravelry and the pattern is for a fingering and a worsted weight version.
Started: 27th of July 2019 Finished: 30th of July 2019 Yarn: Drops Fabel Needles: 3.50 mm
Me and my husband was in England in April this year for the Marillion Week End (three gigs by Marillion) and we met up with loads of friends, and one of them is a massive Dr. Who fan. He was wearing his long scarf and mentioned to me that he wouldn’t mind me knitting him a new one because the one he’s wearing is getting a bit knackered. I told him that I would be more than happy to do that for him so here I am after lots of browsing the net for the pattern and the right colours and then finding the colours in the right yarn weight. I am very pleased with all the colours apart from the “camel/Beige”. I found a perfect shade but the yarn was to thick so I had to go with this lighter one and I just hope that my friend will not be disappointed over it.
So when I found all the colours I started to knit it on the 10th of July and this is how it looks right now.
I am over half way through the pattern now and I hope I will have it finished before we are off to Wales and England in 8 weeks and I can hand it over to him in person if possible.
Yarn used: Drops Karisma, Drops Lima and Cascade 200 Superwash. Needled: 4.0 mm (US 6) Started: 10 July 2019 Finished: Still knitting on it.