Monday, 19 January 2009

...and we shall have snow!

Yesterday, on the way to Tramway knits, I drove through hail, sleet and a snowstorm. On the way home the sun came out , and it rained a bit! Yes, typical January weather in the West of Scotland.
Had a lovely afternoon at TramwayKnits yesterday , and there was lots of knitting, a book giveaway (least said etc....) and lots of good company and conversation.
Maggie gathered together some of our work to create a Knitty collage......
The pink knitting underneath , is the back of Maggies' new cardi, done in Debbie Bliss Cotton Angora , from left we have Thea's colourful chunky scarf in shades of lime and lilac , Evelyns' gorgeous sock knitted in Old Maiden Aunts sock yarn from K1yarns , its a sort of purple colourway with shots of bright green, the large dark teal mohair mitten is also Evelyns' , knitted for her daughter when she walks the dog . Then, underneath the mitten we have the piece de resistance, Ali's drop stitch scarf in a wonderful lime green shimmery ribbon yarn .
But this is not all yesterdays knitting/crochet ! Thea had at least another scarf on the go (fun fur I think!), Catherine started her cardi in the beautiful purple yarn she had bought at Iknit last September, Morven was knitting a gorgeous scarf with some pretty colour work , Alice was crocheting her (Angelina Jolie style) bag , and Fiona was knitting something gorgeous in Debbie Bliss Donegal Tweed , purple colourway.
The theme yesterday was.....the colour purple, and green and pink! I finished off my alpaca socks, which is mainly grey, white and ....lilac!
But in keeping with the purple theme , here is my OMA sock yarn in Gothic , all wound up and ready for casting on !
Isn't it beautiful! So a special pattern is required for a special sock yarn like this... and it is .... Cookie A's Marlene , from the latest Knit1 magazine .
I am hoping to start these very soon , then finish them in time to wear in February , as they are to be my February Socks for my "Knit a pair of socks a month for 2009" resolution . I am almost finished my January socks , unfortunately January is almost finished too .
Better get my skates on ! Besides this weather demands handknit socks .
Now Lilith , over at Old Maiden Aunt , is having a January clearout , with 20% discount on all her handpainted yarn . Always like to give a helping hand (Paypal is too handy!) , especially when there is discount on yarn like this ......
Meet my new laceweight yarn in alpaca, silk and cashmere , in the Icarus colourway .
It is Divine!
Another resolution.... to start the Icarus Shawl from Interweave Knits. This is part of the Summer of Lace group on Ravelry , last year I knit my silk tank and had ambitions to knit this shawl , but this year I hope to finally start it .
And perhaps a smaller one too , as I still have my fabulous Fairy wool from Fyberspates , which is crying out to be knitted up .
Talking of shawls , my good pal Kathleen has started her Hap shawl - go have a wee peek !


Kathleen said...

Thanks for the shout-out my dear! x K

TangledFrog said...

Icarus will look lovely in that colourway!