Monday, July 04, 2005

I'm back!

I'm back, I'm back!

And how happy I am to be home. It's been a long and exhausting week. Too much socialising, too little time for myself. Overall it's been good, though, even if I would have preferred the two events with a few weeks between them rather than right after one another.

I said I was going to update you on my knitting progress during the week. Well, when I went to London at the beginning of the week I finally managed to finish the first one of my toe-up socks. Here it is:

I will post a picture of me wearing it later.

Then, about 10 minutes before I had to head off to the train station to catch my train to Glasgow, this arrived:
It's Hip Knits' Silk in the colourway 'Giggle'.

This was great news, because it meant that I could use the hours and hours on the train to Scotland to start my second attempt at the Clapotis. I am now into the third section of the pattern. Still a long way to go, but I LOVE the way the silk yarn handles. It's soooo buttery soft and delicious, and I adore the shine of the yarn:



I also received a parcel with my purple tweed yarn (texere) for the Hourglass Sweater (Last-Minute Knitted Gifts) and, very timely, my newest ebay purchase, a wool winder!

The yarn is a lot softer than in the sample I had, which is good news...

The wool winder:
It's rather old and I think it could do with being wiped down, but it seems to work perfectly.

Hourglass sweater, here I come!! :)

Oh, and something else - I was invited to join a knit-a-long for the Union Square Market Sweater (newest Interweave) last week. I'm seriously considering it, even though I should probably spend some time finishing all my UFOs. The pattern I like most in the journal is the Greek Pullover. Is there a KAL for this yet or is anyone interested in joining me for one?

4 comments:

  1. i just found your site from another link...and all i can say is WOW. I love your projects - in fact the hourglass sweater is in my not too distant future and i'm also contemplating union squares. i love your sock and the yarn you have chosen for clapotis is just divine!! soooo many great projects. i think i'll have to come back to absorb it all.

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  2. I'm doing some socks in that Regia at the moment too! I'm trying to withstand the temptation to order some HipKnits silk, at least until I've got a few other things finished. Love the look of the tweedy yarn, Hourglass will look great in that.

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  3. Oooh, you started Clapotis! And the yarn is gorgeous. I like the yarn you have for your hourglass sweater too. I'm also knitting the hourglass although the sleeves have been put on hold whilst i get on with other things, i mean it's not going to fit me for a while so i don't feel guilty that it's sitting there in the UFO pile ; -)
    The sock looks great and i LOVE your ball winder it's cute.

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  4. Love the colorway of your clapotis.....and the purple tweed, too. Love the hourglass..
    Happy knitting!
    Good Luck with the knitting machine, it does take a bit of gettting used to

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