Thank you all for the lovely comments both here on my blog and on Ravelry about the Fair Isle Hat pattern. It really is a pleasure to share my patterns and I hope you enjoy them.
As mentioned earlier this week, I had planned to be in London this weekend, catching up with Eve. Unfortunately, it being a Bank Holiday weekend here in the UK, there are extensive engineering works on the rail line around Stafford. This means that it would have taken me nearly six hours to get from London to Liverpool on my way home. So I've postponed the trip for another two weeks, when hopefully the weather might, just might, be a little warmer.
So it's been another quiet week. My husband has had a bad cold all week, so we haven't even made it out to the pub for a pint this week! On the plus side, my manic creative activity is still ongoing. I'm sure I'm going to burn out soon, but I'm making the most of all my energy to just get things done.
This week, I have completed my dress. It's a beautiful pale green in a light cotton, ideal for summer weather - which we might get one day! My husband was responsible for taking the photos but out of the many that were taken, this was the only one that wasn't at a strange angle or very blurred!
The pattern is Simplicity 2444 and this is the fourth time I've made the pattern. I just love it. It's a perfect fit and so easy to wear.
I have also finished my Leftie, that I had been working on at Grace's last weekend. This is more of a scarf than a shawl.
The colour is actually dark grey, not blue, and the stripes and leaves are more colourful than the pictures sugest. It's a very addictive project and I wish I could have continued knitting it but it was big enough, so I sadly had to cast off after 32 leaves.
The pattern is by Martina Behm. It's not a free pattern but it's an excellent pattern and I'll be knitting it again at some point in the future. Next time I'll use a softer yarn for the main part, the one I used was from stash and a bit on the rough side. The gradient yarn was some leftovers that Grace gave me from her own Leftie. You can see full details of this project on my Ravelry page, here.
And now it's May, and I do love the beginning of each month, it's a joyful time. It's a time to plan the month ahead and think of the possibilities. I have two projects already in progress, a cardigan and a shawl, that I would like to get finished this month. I will obviously be casting on for a new pair of socks. This month I will be knitting with this gorgeous West Yorkshire Spinners yarn in the Goldfinch colourway.
It's all ready to cast on. I'm going to use the same recipe I used last month because I loved it so much - toe-up, fleegle heel with Vanilla Latte pattern. But, as you know, I like to try something different each month. This month I'm going to try knitting my socks two-at-a-time - that's both socks on the same needles, knitted simultaneously. It should be interesting, and hopefully fun.
Right, that's me up-to-date. I'm off to cast on my two-at-time socks. I hope you are having a good weekend. See you soon.