February 2008


I’ve noticed that all my clothing seems to be in rather muted colours at the moment so I need something bright and hence the Cap-sleeved Cardigan from ‘Love to Knit’ by Bronwyn Lowenthal. I’m using Lion Brand Microspun in royal blue and it’s a really strong colour – I love it! I’m already done with the back piece and I’ve started on one of the fronts. It’s pretty quick and easy although I have managed to mess up the lace on more than one occasion.

And even more colour. I went to the LYS for a long overdue visit and I found some amazing sock yarn, which was dyed locally. It’s from Tanis Fiber Arts and it’s superwash wool with some nylon in a great colour (the colourway is Mallard). I seriously love it. I now need to find a sock pattern to display it in its full glory! This photo doesn’t really show the beauty of the colour.

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All my friends know I knit and so when it came to my birthday last month, low and behold what one kind friend got for me:

Isn’t it beauteous (yes, that is a word)? A Cath Kidston bag…especially made for knitting! Amazing! And a picture of it filled with my yarn to tide me over until I get home:

And something else exciting, I saw someone else with one in a different pattern in a Starbucks in London. And she was knitting! I’ve really only seen people knitting in public twice: this woman in Starbucks, and a girl on the tram in Boston. I love it!

In other news, I have started on the Cap-sleeved cardigan from ‘Love to Knit’ by Bronwyn Lowenthal. Unfortunately, I left it at home while I’m at school so that I can concentrate on my schoolwork. I’m knitting it up in some Microspun that I had lying around and it’s deliciously soft. I’m not sure I’ll ever end up wearing it but it should be my first finished item of knitted clothing.