Friday, 5 September 2008

Long time again.

Hello......hope all who pass by here are well and that summer has been sunny for you unlike here in the U.K......a total washout...thank goodness me and DH managed to get a week away in Italy...Lake Garda in a resort called Riva, absolutely wonderful we had such a laid back total relaxing week, we sat walked drank ate and totally chilled. Theres one thing that the continent does well and we don't...beautiful laden with flower boxes...wonderful.

Anyway on the knitting front the first piccy is of a lovely jacket that I am currently knitting called Floral Jacket is it the one from the summer issue of Vogue Knitting, being knitted in Rowan Pure Wool....the stranding is shall we say time consuming but very enjoyable...I always look on this type of work as painting with wool. The second piccy which I have just finished knitting in between doing Floral Jacket is called Valour from The Colour Collection in Kaffe Fassetts new yarn called Colourscape...if you want something that knits up really quickly a no brainer will be lovely and warm to wear...then have a look at this book...there are quite a few wearable items...and the yarn is 100% lambswool....the pattern called for 4 skeins and I did the small size and only used 3...another lady on Ravelry has knitted it using 3 so be aware as the price at £10 is not cheap...also have been waiting for ages and ages for my fall issue of Vogue Knitting to come am wanting to do the Druid Mittens and a couple of other knits in there....must be patient. Anyway thats all for back as and when. x