Monday, 16 April 2012

Knitting now

It's been a while since I did a knitting post, lots of little projects completed so let me up date you.

A tiny 4 ply cardigan for Pam's expected grandchild, some wool she had in stock to use up.  I hope to be knitting more once the baby arrives.
A little cotton jumper for Amelia, some lilac dk ribbon yarn from my stock.
In Italy I made a pair of plain socks using some of this now discontinued for some mad reason because it is gorgeous Opal.  I can't show you  the socks as I left them in Italy, useful for those fortunately rare non flip flop wearing days
A pair of socks using the Regia World College Colour from the selection I bought at Kemps a while back.  

And a pair of Gentleman's fancy socks from Knitting Vintage Socks by Nancy Bush.  I made these slightly shorter than the pattern suggests, by about one third but did include the shaping, they fit nicely and I like the look of them.  The yarn is Sunbeam St Ives 80% wool, I was given about 5 balls of this so the second pair of socks Mr FF has received in this colour, again I think the yarn is now discontinued.
So good stash busting work there.  I am still toying with the idea of a major project or some lacework but the lure of socks, how can I resist. 


  1. Love your finished projects and great stash-busting, I have to say. I have been addicted to sock knitting since I recommenced knitting a few years ago, but recently have found that I am really enjoying lacework. I still like to have some socks around as well, you understand!!!! happy knitting. Ros

  2. Dang, you've made some great knitting progress! Love the pattern on the jumper and your cute, cute socks :)

  3. I love the cotton jumper you knit for Amelia, so pretty. And you can't go far wrong with socks in my book!

  4. I love the little jumoer for Amelia. That Opal sock yarn looks like tthe first one I ever used!!

  5. Just wanted to swing by to let you know I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award :) Thank you for your inspiring posts!

  6. Sigh, I'm amazed at the speed you knit at, at my current rate I'll have my second pair of socks ready to wear in the Autumn I think! Out of interest, what's your favourite (simple) sock pattern? I'm definitely building up to trying Opal, but as I bought that second batch of yarn before getting anywhere close to finishing the first batch, I think it will be a while.... but then again! Absolutely beautiful jumper for Amelia, really pretty. Hope the weather improves soon, it was a shock to the system coming back to Michigan after the wonderful heat of South Carolina.