So all my orders have been done and received (as far as I know!) I only had to reknit one that had got lost in the post. Grr, anyway only half a day of work more to go then a bit of a break! I cant wait to get into my Christmas knitting…
I have made good progress on my Cockatoo Brae cardigan, I have knit all the pieces on my machine and picked up the stitches for the yoke, I just have a bit of plain knitting and shaping to go before I reach the fun bit!
These are the colours I have chosen for my yoke, not my usual colours (usually I keep faaaar away from pinks and purples) but I wanted to do something a bit different for me.. Although including oranges doesnt really make it too far away… They are a mixture of J&S shades with random unnamed cloo’s I’ve picked up. A nice subtle mix I hope!
I started this Agnes jumper a while ago which I am knitting in Alafoss Lopi – the first part of my Icelandic wardrobe for my trip! And I only have half a sleeve (and the pockets) left to do. I actually find chunky wool and needles quite hard on my hands and a bit cumbersome so I should have finished this a while ago but I have been slacking. I did knit half a sleeve last week while watching the Fall finale (anyone else watch? the ending was wild!!) It is going to be so warm, I’m going to use bright green Lett Lopi for the pockets!
I am also planning to make (yesterday I casted this on!) an Epistropheid. A while ago I was in Nimble Fingers, a craft shop in Lerwick and I saw this Toft yarn which I knew Epistrophy from Yokes was made from, it was on sale but I couldn’t really afford enough for a whole gansey (you know, at this time of year one is meant to be buying presents for other people..not themselves..!) so I thought.. hmm I could make a hat with the Epistrophy motif.. with an Alpaca pompom on top! I told Kate this and of course she has already begun designing the very hat i was thinking of!! So i’m looking forward to making that.
What are your plans for Christmas knitting?
I hope all my friends and readers have a nice and peaceful Christmas, thank you to anyone who’s read, commented and shared anything from my blog. It’s very much appreciated xxx