I finished another baby blanket for Joanne a couple of weeks ago but only just got round to taking pictures to show you. I used the same King Cole Comfort that I used for the chevron blanket I did for her a couple of months back, this yarn is just so soft and snuggly, and If you're looking for a reasonably priced yarn then you can't go wrong with this for babies. I'm very happy with how this one came out, the colours are white and silver, although the silver is showing more blue on the screen, it is more grey/silver in real life, depending on the light.
I also made a start lasts night on a little cardigan, a free pattern on Ravelry that I found earlier in the week.
Knitted top down so no sewing together, i'm loving that :-)
I'm using Katia extra fine merino for this one, and again this is just so soft and lovely to work with.
My colours are not showing up true today, which is a shame because this is a lovely duck egg blue. Katia don't have names for their colours, just numbers, this one is colour number 67.
Yesterday was Yarn Shop Day and I found out that Christine Perry aka Winwick Mum was going to be at Christine's (City Knits if you are looking online) in Bournville, Birmingham. The shop is about 25 minutes drive from me so I thought I'd take a trip over as they had Christine's book on sale.
I didn't go until well after lunch time and I'm happy that they still had some books left
And she was signing them :-)
Now I have no excuse, I have everything I need to start my first pair of socks.
Perhaps this will be the week when I take the plunge :-)
I know there are quite a few people who read my blog who knit socks and I wonder if I could ask you a couple of questions?
Do you prefer to knit on DPN's or a small circular? and is there a difference to your knitting with either method?
Tension squares.....did you knit one for your first ever pair of socks, or did you just jump in and start?
I must admit that I have never knit a tension square but I am feeling that I should, I would hate to put in all that work and they not fit.
Any advice would be appreciated.
Until next time