Saturday, 23 January 2010

Colour me happy

The world is a much better place now that all the snow is melting, living with so little colour for the past weeks has been grim but knitting never fails to brighten the day and I've completed quite a few items.This child's jumper in pure cotton
These socks using the wool I bought in Lucca, Italy a while ago. For some reason one came out zig zag and one stripey, strange because both batch numbers were identical, I have no objection to the same but different result
These Regia socks are for Mr FF, I wasn't sure if he actually wanted a pair as bright as this, all the others I've made for him have been in sensible single colours but he said they are the best ever. I gave them to him last night, as usual he hadn't noticed what I'd been knitting, and this morning he said again and without prompting how much he likes them.
And finally a little pair for Amelia from the pattern book I received from a friend in the States, thanks Barb. Knitted in exactly the same way as an adult pair, I hope Amelia likes hers socks much as her great uncle likes his.
The final spot of colour in my life at present is of course my bruise, it has now developed some interesting shades of purple and black, but its going to be fine so thank you all for your concern.
PS on Sunday Since there have been questions, the green jumper is Bobby by Louisa Harding from Rowan's Tadpoles & Tiddlers published 1995 and still available. It's a book worth having, I've used many of the patterns several times. And I'll try to give more pattern information in future, share the love.

18 comments:

  1. Amelia's socks are so lovely - I agree, we need a little colour right now. It was ok when everything was white, but now its gone, everything looks so dull and dirty.

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  2. Hello there Jenny! Glad to seee some lovely colour back in your life up there in Scotland and to hear that your bruise is successfully passing through the necessary stages of colouration!!! I love Mr FF's socks and the pink pair are gorgeous too. How strange that the patterning has come out different on each sock. Never mind, it just makes them extra unique. The jumper is such a pretty colour and a great pattern. Is it from a book or is it a readily bought pamphlet? I'd like to have a go at that one myself! Ros

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  3. Gorgeous, gorgeous knitting, as usual.

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  4. Hi Jenny,
    I totally love your sox's, the colours are so bright and cheery.
    Glad to hear that Mr FF liked his coloured sox, that made me smile.
    I totally love the little kids sox's and come winter time i think i'll be back into knitting them for the newest member's of my family and my Dan has outgrown his last pair in knitted and has asked for new ones.............but that's when the cold hits us here.
    Glad to hear ur leg is healing well, should be a nice shade of yellow real soon <3

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  5. I wish I could make all these beautiful things.
    Alfazema

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  6. You're such a fast knitter!

    My favourites are the last two pairs of socks. I love the colours of the stripy ones and the baby ones are just so cute!

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  7. I love the little sweater and would love to be able to buy a copy of the pattern! I'm not clever enough to adapt patterns I can only knit what I read!!! Any info along those lines would be very gratefully received
    I'm happy to see that your life is back to some order again and that your leg is getting better!!!.

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  8. Thank you for the info about the kiddies sweater patter. I have just ordered it from Amazon! Thank you again!

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  9. How weird that the sock yarn did two completely different things! Makes them unique and a bit of fun! I wish Mr JK would wear socks that colour. I've weaned him off black, but I think those colours would be a step too far at the moment! Glad your bruise is getting better.

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  10. Gosh, you have been busy. Amelia is sure to love her new socks.

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  11. Goodness, that bruise is terrible - do hope it's clearing up OK. x

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  12. You are one bautiful knitter! I am struck dumb with admiration! And the colours are gorgeous!

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  13. Colour is SO necessary right now, isn't it? Thanks for the comment re wet cat fur..... When you haven't got a cat around the place, you miss them, don't you?

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  14. Love the knitting--and in particular the jumper. It has just enough interest without being too busy! Thanks, Jenny!

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  15. Hi, Jenny! So glad the snow is melting--hooray! LOL! Oh, how I wish it were melting here... it will be weeks and weeks before that happens here...*sigh*... These bright color and beauty of your knitting cheers my winter-sore eyes though. The jumper is gorgeous--that color is like summertime! Super socks. I just have to get the hang of sock knitting--one day I have to! Amelia will surely love her new socks...aaaawww... Happy Day, my friend :o) ((HUGS))

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  16. I do envy your ability to knit. I know what you mean about husband not noticing what you are making. I sometimes wonder what mine sees and takes in.

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  17. What a lovely injection of colour, your prowess in the sock department is amazing, only in my dreams could I make something like that!

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