Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Sunny Skies, Grey Knitting...


You know, it's funny but I always seem to finish the books I've been reading on a Tuesday night, leaving me with very little to say about the book in my picture on a Wednesday *laughs* Suffice to say, I haven't started Autumn yet, but I've heard it's pretty good ;)

Knitting progress has been good. You can sort of see that my two at a time socks have come a long way since last week *grins* They have heels now, and about an inch of leg. I was expecting them to take longer than usual, because obviously I'm knitting twice as much at once. I thought the time saving would be minimal, but the benefits of having both socks done at once would be more than worth it. And yet, they seem to be progressing much faster than I thought they would *grins* Which is excellent news and might mean that all socks must be 2 at a time from now on ;)

My Narragansett is also coming along fairly quickly:


Not much more to say about this than I have before, but I'm still loving the squishy yarn, and the pattern is nice and easy (especially at this point, where it is just stocking stitch in the round!)

I chose a pattern for my Gran's scarf, that I mentioned last week. It's the Lace Stripe Scarf, which is very simple but I think looks really soft and lovely in this yarn. I've made the garter stitch sections longer than the pattern, I think it shows off the lace panels better that way.



Boyfriend's sock hasn't got much further than last week, so I didn't picture it (also because then 3/4 of my pictured projects would be grey! Which seems funny considering the sun is out and I feel I should be knitting bright, spring-like colours... I do love grey yarn though!)

With a long weekend coming up, I'm hoping to make even more progress on some of these projects. Then I can get started on my brother's socks, and the Stripe Study Shawl. I'm itching to cast the shawl on, I roped boyfriend in to helping me wind the yarn "just in case" last night - although we only got through 1 skein. I "forgot" to tell him that Wollmeise is longer than the skeins he has helped with before *cheeky grin*

On the plus side, he's now very keen to procure me a ball winder ;)

As ever, if you want more lovely knitting and reading content, head to Tami's and Ginny's *smiles*

33 comments:

  1. Wow - you're busy! Really looking forward to seeing your Stripe Study...

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  2. Ooh,your two at a time socks are coming along nicely! What did you decide on for your brother's socks?

    I really love the pattern you chose for your Gran's scarf, it is really special!

    x

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  3. The scarf is lovely! And the books sounds really good too.

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  4. Wow, you are flying through those socks! I really must learn two at a time sock knitting!
    I have heard Autumn is a wonderful read and already have it in my cart!
    Have a lovely day!

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  5. Sweet sweater! I'll have to find that pattern.

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  6. Love st st in the round!! For a while at least.

    I love the look of that lacy scarf the yarn looks sooo soft.

    I am an avid sock maker, but i've never tried the two at a time method. I think it is something i'll have to look in to.

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  7. Love the color of your socks! It's such a cheery blue. I find that I end up switching between two at a time and one at a time, depending on my mood.

    And the stitch pattern you chose for your gran's scarf is beautiful!

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  8. I wish some of your energy could jump the pond and spark me into a knitting fever!! My fingers are crossed. Love your projects!

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  9. I like how you made the garter stitch portions longer, they do seem to make the lace stand out more that way. Your sweater is really coming along!

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  10. I really do love all your WIPs. I think it's great you are enjoying the 2aat socks, I need to get back into those. Sometimes it just gets confusing.

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  11. Loving seeing your Narragansett progress!

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  12. I agree, grey can be a wonderful color! all your progress looks great :)

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  13. Lots of lovely knitting on your needles! I have some grey yarn waiting in my cupboard...

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  14. All your projects are moving right along. I'm partial to that Narragansett though :-)

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  15. You've made great progress this week. I need to take some time and just read this weekend to catch up on everything I want to be reading.

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  16. I've just written in my post that I'm thinking of casting on the shawl!!!!! :D When you starting?

    I'm going to wind the yarn tonight (hopefully) and then will be ready to go.

    Interesting to read what you say about 2 at a time socks, I must try that next time then!

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  17. Strange, my boyfriend bought me a ball winder and swift, too. ;) Isn't it curious how that happens? Your Narragansett is looking terrific, and we're now officially racing! I think I may beat you, but not by much. Thanks for the motivation!

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  18. I can't imagine life without my swift and ball winder!

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  19. Hahaha. I love that you've convinced your b/f to get you a ball winder by having him help you wind yarn!

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  20. Oh I think your grandmother will love the scarf! I like the lace pattern and neutral color. I also love the color of the Narragansett (neutral of course). I still have to try out socks 2 at a time.

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  21. Your knitting looks awesome! I think it's time...you deserve a ball winder :)
    –Cassandra

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  22. hee hee, we have the opposite, grey skies, sunny knitting. everything looks lovely natalie!

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  23. You have been a knitting machine! You have so many amazing projects going on right now, I cannot wait to see you start to finish them!

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  24. Wow you're making serious progress Natalie : ) Love the idea of knitting two socks at a time, what lucky people around you, to have you knit for them ! x

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  25. Those socks! The colours are like, singing a happy song to my brain. :) I love the scarf for your gran, too, it looks so soft and elegant.

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  26. Everything is lovely!! I especially love the sweater and the pattern for your grandmothers scarf!

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  27. I really need to have a go at knitting socks 2 at a time. I've got the book so no excuses eh?

    Lovely projects there, I look forward to seeing them all done.

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  28. Now I know where I've gone wrong. Must engineer my husband to help with the wool winding and not the children. I've knitted one pair of socks, two at a time. It does seem to take less time to knit the pair, than doing it one after another.

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  29. Hope you like the book. If you have as much trouble as I did finding the third one (assuming you want to read that far into the series) let me know. I can help you out. Enjoy.

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  30. That blue yarn is very yummy!

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  31. The lace stripe scarf looks beautiful.

    Autumn was an interesting take on the zombie tale. I didn't like the fourth book so much, but i'll be interesting to see how the fifth one turns out.

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  32. that lace scarf looks beautiful. Knitting 2 at a time is the only way for me, or else I end up with just the one sock!

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  33. Great progress on the socks. I love grey yarn too

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