Sunday, July 24, 2011

July Socks - Little Arrow

This months sock in the knitalong is called Little Arrow. I have one sock done and have the leg of the second one almost finished and ready to start on the heel. With any luck at all, I will be finished by the end of the month. We shall see.

The yarn is KnitPicks Stroll Sock YarnThe colour is "Make Believe".

I love the wonderful rich colours of this lovely soft (but sturdy) yarn. Unfortunately, this photo doesn't show it very well. When I get the second sock done, I'll see if I can't get a better photo. Not using a white background would probably help.

I've also been working on finishing my first lace shawl. The body of the shawl is done and I'm now working on the lace edging ... which is slow going! I'll post photos as soon as it is done. I didn't use a lace weight yarn for my first project because I didn't want the added frustration of knitting with "cobwebs". Instead I used a sport weight cotton and it has turned out beautifully (if I do say so myself).

All for now


Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Knit Your Own Royal Wedding

I'm so excited. I just received a new book I've been waiting for.

Knit Your Own Royal Wedding
is so darn cute and quirky that when I saw it advertised, I knew I just had to get a copy. No idea whether I will ever make any of these delightful pieces but it's so much fun to look at. It even comes with a fold-together card balcony to display your pieces.

Happy Knitting,