Friday, August 15, 2008

Knitting Update and More Internet Shopping!

I finally remembered to post some WIP pics of my knitting. I have been very slack in posting them for the last couple of months, I think ever since I did my list of WIP projects.
These are the 2 sleeves of the Cable and Lacy Wrap from Baby Knits by Lois Daykin. I am making this for a gift for another blogger who is due very soon so I hope she will like it. This is the 6 - 12 month size, and the body is done in 1 piece so I shall cast on for that today. The sleeves were cast on yesterday and I managed to finish both of them last night.



The postman came knocking on my door again this morning. I had ordered some Knitpicks dpns from Meaghan who runs a wonderful online knitting store. There are 6 different sizes from 2.00mm to 3.25mm (and a set of 6 for each). They are beautifully colored too and I much prefer wooden ones as the metal ones tend to be very slippery when I knit socks.
I also ordered some Cascade Heritage Sock yarn. The color is 5612 in case anyone was wondering. It is a beautiful shade of green and I am thinking of knitting some cabled socks in these, but cant decide which pattern yet. I also purchased the Inspired to Knit book which has some really beautiful patterns in it. I do hope to knit one from the book for myself, but I did see a few I could knit for my sister too. She doesnt knit at all so I knit her some items and she quilts things for me which works out well for both of us. So that is about it for now, must get back to some housework which I sometimes wish I didnt have to do instead preferring to sit and craft. Wouldnt it be nice to do that more often.

15 comments:

Ann said...

Nice stuff & you will love those Harmony dpns. I have not stopped using them as they are the best.

Katt said...

love the colours of the cable and lace wrap..

you always do such lovely things with gorgeous colours!!

i seem to be failing with the UFO list now..lol i keep starting new things and not getting back to those UFOs...sigh

jane said...

I think I'll need to try some of those knitpicks needles soon, love the baby sweater, jane

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

The Inspired to Knit book has caught my eye before. I'll be interested in what you think of the patterns. Have fun choosing!

Sue said...

I want to make the wrap as well! It's just pushed down on my project list...
I love those needles. I need to order some!

Donna M said...

Your parcel looks great. Books, needles and Yarn!
You will love the Harmony dpns. I swear I haven't stopped knitting socks since I got mine!

Heather said...

I love wodden DPN's the metal are too slippery and I really do not like the feel.
Kennedy's dress is made from the cotton-ease from lionbrand. I made Katie's hat from it as well and I love how it feels and how it looks knitted up!

Rhonda said...

I love the look of those sleeves. I guess I'll have to check out the book. By the way, you'll love the knitpicks needles.

tiennie said...

I say put down the housework and get back to crafting! :)

cats-rockin-crochet said...

You are such a lovely knitter, just love those baby sleeves.

Sandra said...

love the way stitches show on those sleeves! great!

Stramenda said...

They are gorgeous ! Can't wait to see it all !

Suse said...

That book looks gorgeous - love the project on the front cover!

Kate said...

Got to love the internet for shopping! Let us know if the harmony needles are as good as I hear they are - I might need to try them.

Annie said...

I love packages from the postman. Looks like some fun stuff you received. I'm going to have to check out those dpn's.