It’s that time of year again!

Hi everyone,

It’s the time of year when my knitting needles are screaming out to be put to good use. I love those dark winter nights when I can curl up on the sofa under a quilt and knit.

I have no idea what made me park up the car and take a long stroll down our mini high street yesterday. Maybe the knitting magnet pulled me towards the wool shop Winking smile. I found this yarn and had to buy some. I found more colours in this online shop and it is cheaper than the high street store that I went to. I bought one ball of South Downs shade (purple) and one of Glens (blue).

http://www.deramores.com/king-cole-country-tweed?gclid=CKq5ubTKnrsCFUflwgodV1EAiQ

OK, I know I wasn’t compelled to purchase and I had no projects in mind, but by the time I got home, I couldn’t wait to get started. Here’s some photos of my progress.

CIMG3043

Isn’t it lovely how each colour randomly morphs into the next one?

CIMG3044

There’s also little flecks of brighter colours which add a bit of extra interest when you get close up. You have probably guessed that I decided to knit a scarf so here’s where I’m up to now.

CIMG3045

It’s 26 inches long and I’m looking forward to knitting more tonight Smile.

The pattern repeats every 6 rows and the cables are reversible. I’ve always avoided doing cables on a scarf before because the back wouldn’t look great. This pattern solves the problem. The back looks the same as the front except there are 5 cable twists on one side and six on the other. If you want to try the pattern designed by Jan Cullen it is free here http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/caswell-scarf. Thank you for your generosity Jan! The pattern explains that to increase the width of the scarf you just need to add multiples of seven stitches to the cast on stage, which I did. This wool is nice and snuggly, not prickly like some yarns can be.

Before I go, I need to mention Angela who has sent me this from the other side of the world Smile.

CIMG3046

I won a prize!!! Angela of Pretty Little Things in a Box offered to send me something handmade or a shop bought prize and she wanted me to choose BUT I like surprises….so I asked her to choose for me. So this little Christmas Bauble shaped package will be going under my Christmas tree. I have a good idea what it is because I couldn’t resist feeling around the parcel but I’m going to open it on Christmas morning Smile. Thank you so much Angela! There is a little something on its way to you now. I hope Santa can deliver it to you before Christmas!

Well, that’s it for now. I hope you are all finding time to craft if you are preparing for the Festive Season. Have fun!

Avis x

Advertisements
Next Post
Leave a comment

6 Comments

  1. witchylin

     /  December 8, 2013

    Love the wool. It looks fantastic in that pattern. Thank you for sharing it and thank you Jan for allowing us to use it. After the Festive Season I might just have to knit myself something in that pattern.
    Congratulations on winning a prize. I am sure you will be happy to have it when you get to tear off the wrapping on the 25th. 😉

    Reply
    • It’s the reversible nature of this cable that is so clever. I know I’ll make many more with this pattern. It is so easy to do. Isn’t it wonderful how so many crafters share their knowledge and skills? I was just about to email you! I’m off to do that now 🙂

      Reply
  2. Denby

     /  December 8, 2013

    Love the scarf. Cable has always been my favourite pattern. Well done on winning your prize.

    Reply
  3. Wow Avis – you are a fast knitter – this is a lovely pattern – thanks for the links

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: