Wednesday, 11 February 2009

A Brief Interlude

It appears I am too tired in the evening to make progress with my knitting just now , and I guess that applies to my blogging too . The new Rowan magazine arrived and I had yet another distraction, it is a lovely one with lots in it I'd like to knit , but perhaps NOT in 4-ply as many of the patterns require . The colours are just gorgeous , lots of pastels but also lots of strong jewel like colours, and some new yarns , the latest being Lenpur , a linen type yarn with a lovely drape .
Talking of gorgeous colours - her are some of my more recent yarns! The lovely pink/purple/orange yarn is my "win" from Heathers blog quiz - its Lorna's Laces and the colourway is called "Get knitted" ! The other wildly wacky brightly coloured yarn is from Sunshine Yarns - its called Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes !
Here is a close up! The weather just now is cold and bright - its so lovely to see blue sky and sun , even though it is very cold , so I took the opportunity to take some photo's , and hopefully get a good representation of the colours.
I've also been mixing my yarns and patterns..... a winter yarn with a summer pattern. This is my slant cable sweater from the Summer Vogue Knitting , using the RYC Baby alpaca DK in colourway Zinc. The yarn is beautiful to knit with , but I wasn't sure how well it would look with the pattern , a structured cable that travels across the sweater to the neckline .
I guess I can always frog it if it doesn't turn out!
What am I saying ? Have I gone mad ?
It should all work out in the blocking.....frogging is only for serious mistakes!
Well , it being winter we got some more snow , and boys being children had lots of fun out in it... Snowball fights and (mini) Snowmen building activities . And the upside is that they always sleep well after being out in the snow .
Apparently the school had a Snowman building competition yesterday - prize winners to be announced today . Hope they publish the photo's , as it sounded lots of fun , according to DS2!
Alas , the snow is melting , so the Snowmen will soon be no more - all together now ...... "We're walking on the air!".....

4 comments:

tandemsandy said...

Love the yarns. The boys look like they had lots of fun. I love the snow.

tandemsandy said...

Love the yarns. The boys look like they had lots of fun. I love the snow.

LinnMarit said...

ooh, i love the wool! and indeed it looks fun to build the snowman;)

heather said...

Tag ! Slant cables looks lovely :0)