Tuesday, January 9, 2007

New Knits

2007 is a new year as we all know, so I decided to start some new knitting. Firstly I started the Tweedy Aran Cardigan which is designed by Norah Gaughan. I am using Rowan Aran Tweed in the Hero colorway which I purchased from Janette's Rare Yarns on ebay last year. It has thin and thick parts in this yarn, and has already snapped in one part. I will have to be more careful. I am only on the bottom part of the border so far, so do not expect major progress on this at any time soon, it may be a sweater that I do a part of a month. Next up is the King Swing jacket, which I am really liking. This is for my nephew Hayden who is turning 10 in February. I am using a woolblend crepe for this, which is machine washable. I am sure his mum will appreciate that. He is an outdoors boy, so I am sure it will get a lot of wear (I hope). I have not knit anything for Hayden since he was a baby so it is time I made another jacket for him. I am planning on making another one too in a different colorway for my other nephew Thomas who turns 5 in March. His will be in a burnt orange colorway, I assume that is what the color is. Well that is all for now, happy knitting!


10 comments:

tiennie said...

Love that king of swing - can't wait to see it finished!

Katt said...

King of Swing is looking great! I have considered making that for my girls but in girlie colours. Mind you I could see that on a friends boys too (who I am currently knitting birthday jumpers for)...

Cant wait to see more of the Tweedy Aran Cardigan too!

Katt

Taphophile said...

That cardie pattern is lovely. Will look great in a tweedy yarn. Nora Gaughan has another gorgeous cardie on the cover of the latest Interweave Knits. She does gorgeous cable work, that woman.

Karen said...

What a great looking jacket. The red looks great against the grey.

Rachel said...

Oh my gosh, I love that super cute pattern! What is it from? I hope you're planning to do the coordinating colored zipper -- that's a great detail.

sandra said...

Happy knitting to you, too! That Aran Cardi will be gorgeous!

Shelley said...

The King of Swing jacket looks great. I'm sure your nephew will enjoy it. I also like the other sweater you are working on, and the colour is so pretty.

Rosalie said...

If you ever get around to making my pink dolly- Bekkie, maybe you could knit her a little cardy or something! That would be so cute. You are a beautiful knitter! I wish I could have a lesson from you.

Mimi said...

I just noticed how good orange color complements on boys' sweaters.
I missed your past posts but Isabelle's pink cardigan is lovely, so is your sister's vest.

k*girl said...

The Nora Gaughan cardigan is lovely - where's that pattern from? and machine-wash crepe for 10yo boy, very sensible! His mother will be most appreciative! Thanks for your lovely comments on my Swing Jacket and Baby Blanket!