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?


  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.

  2. Anonymous1:17 pm

    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.

  3. Anonymous1:23 pm

    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.

  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