Saturday, July 14, 2007


I am loving this lot of holidays, just enjoying the break from deadlines and having to be places at certain times.

I have been spending a lot of time doing a lot of not much. Sitting in the sunshine, playing with the cats and guilt free knitting.

Catching up on blog lines and drinking way too many cups of tea.

Shopping for yarn with Tigers, and convincing ourselves that the yarn we bought in the first store doesn't resemble the yarn we bought in the second store in any way.
The fact that both of my purchases were of the same brand means nothing.
Actually it may mean that I end up with knitted items that I can wear together for once. Or not.

Miss B is happy, her cap is done.

Cabled Newsboy Cap from Stitch and Bitch Nation.
5mm and 6mm needles
Cleckheaton Country 12 ply in Black.

Now that hers is done I am thinking I'd like a black one too. Me who doesn't wear hats. I just want one, same as I want a beret that I wont wear either.

To make Chris happy and show that I do have arms, although most days I could do with a couple of extra ones.......

Cleckheaton Country Silk raglan sleeve roll neck jumper.

Cleckheaton Country Silk 13 balls
Colour Overly bright berry
4mm needles

I added 5cm extra to the length meaning I worked 40cm of the body before starting shaping for the arms.
I am still undecided about how this looks but I love how it feels.
It is comfortable and warm and I'd like another jumper that fits like this but in something not so bright. The sleeves could be about 1cm longer too.


chocolatetrudi said...

I've had a strange urge to knit a beret I won't wear lately. And now I have an itch to knit a cap, too, having seen this one.

Darn. Now I'm looking across the room at the stash...

Chrisknits said...

Yeah, you have arms, but what about the head? Maybe I should put Miss B's head on your torso?

Kate_knits_a_bit said...

You have seen the nice subtle purple country Silk, yes?? :P