This week I have finally started knitting some new projects and plan to cast on a couple more over the next while.
Once September hits, I tend to start to create projects in a bid to have them all ready for under the tree in a couple of months (16 Weeks to be exact!) and this year has been no different!
To this end I received my lovely box of fluffy goodness at the end of last week and have already dived in to the first project.
I have decided to keep other projects going as well as the festive knitting so that I can make some things for myself (yes, I am feeling a little selfish right now) which I have been eyeing and wanting to start for a while.
So without further ado - Here are the projects on my needles right now:
These are my zigzagular socks.
This pair is such a fun pattern to knit and I am enjoying the project very much.
They are part of my entry into the SAL that Libby is hosting over on Ravelry this month.
I am also planning on doing some sewing for myself as well as knitting myself a shawl, either one of Libby's designs to begin with or another I have in my queue right now.
I would like to knit Libby's Mindful Shawl but still need to play with gauge (not my strong point) and I can't decide on the yarn to use.
Maybe you can help?
These are the two yarns I was thinking about:
Drops Lace (which is grey but exquisitely soft - it is a combo of Baby Alpaca and Mulberry Silk) and Regia Sock (which has a wonderful mint colour to it).
Which one would you pick?
This is my first festive gift and it is a cap for hubby.
It is a Drops pattern and I am knitting it in Drops Alpaca and Fabel together.
It is delightfully squishy and seems to grow quite quickly.
I am hoping to have the next festive knit on the needles by next week, so watch this space :)
Reading: I have finally finished my book on Beethoven which gave me a really good look at who he was, which made for some interesting reading. I did enjoy the title, it just took forever to finish :)
I have now started to read "The House at the End of Hope Street".
I haven't read enough to form an opinion yet but will let you know once I do.
Well, I am off to knit and create but not before I visit all my creative friends and see what they have been up to!
I have a Finished Object to share with you this Friday, so do drop by and link your FOs for this week too :)
See you then