Woo Hoo, I found a new Podcast this morning, Mara Knits. just a short one to begin with, a very friendly and chatty 20 minutes or so.
Mara has her You Tube channel ready loaded with some tutorial videos for the new knitter. I 'fess up to not looking at them yet, but I will later, they were put up as a favour to some of her friends but are available to everyone. I hope that she carries on sharing, mainly as she is an avid sock knitter, and I like her relaxed style.
She has a knitting project on a pair of HUGE needles that look like rolling pins. I could not consider trying them, my hands curled up just looking at them.
My other first is an Indie dyer, Rosie's Moments, from Winscombe in Somerset. I was watching the last Bakery Bears podcast yesterday morning and her wool was shown. Well I had to slip over and have a look, and there it was a delicious looking little morsel, 80% superwash Merino and 20% nylon called Sprinkles.
I have opened the skein up so that you can see all the little speckles. I think they look like cake decorations, sweet and moreish.
The skein came with a little lavender bag so it smells delightful.
There was also a pretty little stitch marker, I will use this once I cast on.
I ordered this straight away and to my delight it arrived this morning, now of course Iwant to wind it and cast on.
I will be making socks from this yarn, to me it has a subtle look of Christmas about it, the right colours but not bold and in your face. I may have to try and make this my Advent knit, we will see how good my will power is.
On a down note I received 2 letters from the hospital yesterday
One was to cancel my appointment for the 31st and the other was to offer me a new one for Feb 8th. Both sent on the same day from the same hospital, 2 letters, 2 envelopes and the postage cost for 2.
No wonder our health Service has cost issues.
Leaving that behind I have finished the first Hermione sock, just forgot to take a photo. I will later for another post, I am pleased to say that my Kitchener stitch is improving greatly.
Today is Knit and Natter and I am looking forward to it, I have a WW11 sock to work on so no concentration required and I can natter with the best of them.
Now it seems to be tea o'clock so I will leave you here.
That yarn is so sweet and I hope you have a lovely afternoon xReplyDelete
I had a lovely afternoon, my throat is quite dry now there was a full house today with 2 new ladies.Delete
We have just had the same thing happen with hospital appointments for my husband, it beggars belief.ReplyDelete
I admit to not being in the least bit surprised, in fact I expect it to happen again.Delete
Ooooh that is very pretty....and it smells of lavender...how delicious.ReplyDelete
Sorry about your appointment. Andy had the same quite often throughout his investigations-x-
I expect another cancellation later this month but hey ho we move on.Delete
The wool is gorgeous and I'm desperate to master making socks, but I just can't find an easy pattern. I've gone through youtube but some tutorials just leave me baffled. Do you have a sure-fire pattern for a beginner you could recommend? xReplyDelete
The best pattern and instructions for a first sock can be found on the Winwick Mum blog. She ran a sock a long and all the posts are there to use.Delete
Another very good one, but is a paid for pattern, is on the Cherry Heart blog. I have heard many people say that Sandra's "my first socks" pattern was marvellous.