Thursday, 13 October 2011

October Knitting Project Day

This morning I went to the October Knitting Project Day, held at Fobbles and hosted by Avril of Woolly One-Offs. Today's projects were mini socks for Christmas Decorations and a lavender scented padded eye mask. The projects are original designs by Avril. The yarn we were given for the eye mask was Rowan Classic Yarns Bamboo Soft. I chose a pale pink. This yarn is so soft, I'm sure it will be a delight to knit with.
For the Mini Socks, I chose an 4 ply Artesano in red, orange and green. I used 3.5mm needles. I really could have used a smaller needle, but didn't have any with me. I'm starting to translate the pattern into using circulars rather than straights. Mainly to avoid sewing up. I sure it shouldn't take too long, then I might send the pattern back to Avril. The Artesano knits up a treat, so in my minds eye I have a string of them hanging off the mantle piece at Christmas. Whether I get them done is something else as there is tons of things I want to make in time for Halloween and Christmas and things to make in between. Not to mention things for Mary-Jane - a skirt and a cape. Then there is all the baking. And the Sugarcraft. All adds up to a very busy me.
There is a Knit & Natter all day Saturday, am planning to go.
Oh I was also given a lovely pattern for a small shawl/scarf from a friend at the group this morning. It works well in a large slub type yarn as well as a regular aran or chunky yarn. More of this pattern later. I was tempted to get some Rowan Tapestry to make a crochet (yes I said Crochet) curly scarf, but I resisted temptation, goodness knows how (a tight limited budget was a major contributory factor to this!!).

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