Emily's the knitter, Clare's the spinner, and we both like cocktails!

Saturday, 17 November 2007

Josephine and Kipling

OK, so I have a cousin (beloved) who, with his lovely partner, is ahving a baby. Just after Chrsitmas. Need to knit something! (Did Devan for his brother's kid, but I haven't started yet, and rather busy!) I found some lovely DK superwash from Fyberspates at the UK Stitch 'n Bitch day.

I hunted for patterns - thought I might do the Baby Albert from the Knit Stitch, but that's at my Mum's. Then I found the Kipling sweater. (From Yarn Abuse). It's lovely! I've gone up some needle sizes, and have added extra stitches and a little extra length (the extra stitches are 8 under each arm, in moss stitch). The striping is lovely! I'll show you when it's done, but here's a pic (sideways, it seems!) of the yarn.
fyberspates superwash dk

When I was with Brenda a few weeks ago I bought some Rowan bamboo soft from colourway (think I spoke about it). Colour Gypsum - I'd have called it graphite, though, like the lead in a pencil. I think I'm going to make the Josephine top from IK Summer 07. I'll have to get 2-3 more balls, and they won't be the same Lot, but I reckon I could use the different ball for the bodice and the current ones for the bottom part and the sleeves - we'll see!
rowan bamboo soft gypsum

I've also got the Woodland BFL from Natalie at the Yarn Yard - see how she's spun it (Scroll down)! Mine will be much more basic, but I think I'll enjoy the colours lots as they run through my hands. We'll see how I do!. Very soft and intense, anyway, which is what I was after.
yarn yard woodland bfl 2


Goggle Eyed Krenbot said...

Quite like the Josephine top, though feel sure my mother ( and probably yours) would point out you'd get more wear out of the notre dame one. (Esp with you off to Oz, where it is Very Cold All The Time.) Please note that neither of the socks in this issue of IK is anything like as disgusting as the other ones which drew my disapprobation, pretty pointless though both are. M&S deliver, you know.

You lead quite a dark double life with the knitting, don't you?

KreativeMix said...

very pretty