Posts Tagged ‘gosford park’

lately my mind has been occupied by thoughs on aran, guernsey and fair isle knitting. i came to the conclusion that i don’t have enough knitting books on the subject. but that was easy to remedy and now i have enhanced my knitting library with these lovely tomes:

new knitting books
newest additions

you remember what i said about finishing one project and how that can lead to starting new ones? well, i did start one new, but i wasn’t very happy with the preliminary result (below)…

an attempt
lovely yarn…

…but the decreases are ugly!

…so i frogged it. being careful not to repeat a previous mistake, i washed and stretched the yarn after ripping and now it’s as good as new!

i’ve left it alone for now, i need to ponder for a bit before i decide what to do with it next. try the same pattern, but differently? try another pattern? we’ll see, i’ll get back to you on that. what i have done, though, is revived two old projects! the first is the gosford park slipover. i’m knitting it in the round, with steeks, and i’ve actually made quite a lot of progress on it! i hope it will turn out nice, the yarn is lovely to knit with and i’m growing more and more fond of that beautiful heathery colour.

gosford park slipover

the other project is a pair of socks that i begun ages ago. it’s the gentleman’s lozenge socks by nancy bush published in knitting vintage socks. i’d used 2 mm needles and although the yarn is lovely at the tension that gives, the socks actually turnes out to be too tight. so i frogged the one i had started and re-cast on with 2,5 mm dpns instead. i didn’t wash and stretch the yarn, but i’m fairly confident it will be alright, it’s only socks anyway.

starting over on the lozenge socks

my cecily scarf is also coming along, i bring it with me wherever i go and whenever i have a few minutes to spare, i work a few rows.

happy knitting!

Read Full Post »

glorious november!

no, i’m not being ironic, i really do love this time of year. the rain is pouring down outside, the wind is blowing, most trees have lost their leaves, it gets dark really early… all these things makes it wonderful to stay indoors!

that means that i have time to:


made from mum’s recipe

explore ravelry and listen to spotify whilst wating for the bread to bake in the oven


knit, of course!

back of slip over
progress, now with different size knitting needles

and cuddle sleepy cats

fritz and laban

can life get any better?

just a short while ago, our balcony looked like this:

my halloween pumpkins
my halloween pumpkins

and now it looks like this:

winter lights

thank you everyone for your nice comments on my tea time cardigan! you are all so sweet!

happy knitting!

Read Full Post »