Sunday, February 19, 2012

Cables!


Hello - I thought I would pop into my blog and show you the progress on my knitting so far.  I have been doing a lot of cables for sweaters lately which I absolutely love.  I find them really relaxing for when I am stressed or want something more than plain stockinette.  Up above is the cabled sweater from 60 Quick Baby Knits book which is working up beautifully in the forest green yarn.  This is the front piece as I have already finished the back.  I love it when I can memorise patterns without having to refer back to the pattern.

Next up is the sweater for my other nephew.  This one is from one of the Sublime baby books and is going along fabulously as well.  Yes this is the front piece too.  I am hoping I can finish both of them and send them up as easter gifts to my nephews instead of chocolate as I dont think 1 yr olds really need chocolate.  I love how the cables pop and this yarn knits up well for kids.  It is Heirloom Dazzle which I seem to be using quite a bit of lately (acrylic yes I know) and much easier for twins' mummy to wash.
Lastly this is one of the fronts of my short sleeved cardigan.  I am knitting this in Bendigo Moorland in a beautiful red color.  Unfortunately when I blocked this I realised it was quite a bit shorter than the back piece so I now have to unpick both fronts and knit them a bit longer.  I have started the ribbing for the top section but I put it away as it was looking a bit weird in construction so I thought I needed a rest from it.

I have also been knitting on the porcupine blanket for my newest nephew but I havent pulled it out as yet to take a picture of it.  My colorwork is not fantastic and the faces on the porcupines looks a bit lumpy.  I am hoping a good soak will sort it out.  I am on the final third of the blanket so will be very happy when I have finished it.  I also have to finish up my Jerry the Musical Monkey by Rebecca Danger for Kellie (of the Charming Lochie podcast) KAL.  I have done a bit but then got distracted by other things in the basket!

Hopefully in the next week or two I will finally have some finished objects for this year.  I dont think I have completed any as yet so I will need to start doing so.  I hope all of you are having a fantastic weekend too knitting away!

Sue

12 comments:

Sea Star said...

Very impressive! Can't wait to see the complete projects.
Mel
xx

2paw said...

They're beautiful cables, and of course I love the green one best!! I think they will love their new knits, we always received knitted things at Easter, I remember a lovely emerald green twinset. Twinsets were big in the olden days!! I think it is a good idea to have a little rest when you make a mistake.

Sue said...

beautiful work Sue!

Karyn said...

I love doing cables too, but yours are a little more intricate than those that I have done. The twins will look great in their matching jumpers.
It is a shame to have to unpick the pink one. It will be lovely when it is done.

Maria Aussie said...

Beautiful work. As each photo showed on the screen I fell in love with the cable

Christina said...

Loving the looks of those oh so neat cable patterns. Cables are certainly one of my favourite things. :)

melissa said...

what a lovely lineup of cables!!
you've got yourself a number of gorgeous projects in the works!

Thimbleanna said...

You always have the most beautiful WIPs! I can't wait to see them finished!

Lynne said...

Good looking cables.

Ann said...

That's a lot of cable projects & they all look so good. Happy knitting.

Daisy said...

Your projects are looking great.

Sue said...

Beautiful cables!! Acrylic isn't always bad. You do beautiful work!