Colour

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I love this one – must finish sewing her up

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and this one – nearly another pair of socks

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and these – taken in August

 

Well

I blinked and that was August gone. September and what a start that has got off to. Feels like October – chilly, wet and windy. Must be time for those woolly knits.

That said Bank Holiday Monday turned out lovely. So much so I sat outside with my knitting by the “water” and have this to show for it.

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                                       and the second sock is not far behind

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I celebrated with this

Still is knitted, just needs sewing up. A couple of months ago David treated me to a knitter’s block.  So I now have a chance to put it to use.

Hermia is sewn up and a very comfy jumper to wear.

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                                                      Love it!

I will leave you with a new book from Kim. Let’s just say the “to do” list is ever growing.

Happy Knitting.

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Still

knitting and this is my latest project

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Still

A design by Kim Hargreaves from her collection Thrown Together. I am knitting it in Rowan Calmer and the shade I have chosen is Onyx. I have wanted to knit this one for a while and when I managed to get the yarn for a snip in John Lewis earlier in the week it had to be. An unexpected evening spent babysitting for Xander last night and I achieved this

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the back 

I had 10 minutes notice of babysitting and managed to grab everything but a tape measure so had to stop when I thought I may have done enough to reach the armholes.

There are a few completed projects in the wings too which are in the midst of being put together – firstly Eleanor

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and secondly Hermia

 

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If the weather of the last few days continues I shall be needing these sooner than I thought.

Today was the annual Newbury Water Festival held in Victoria Park on the banks of the Kennet & Avon Canal. A colourful flotilla of boats set the scene for the Newbury’s principal canal side event.  Victoria Park was filled with stalls and entertainment with plenty to do for all the family.

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Of course I needed  a little refreshment and just along the canal is my local Costa Coffee. I had 2 lots of knitting with me – Eleanor Hat

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or my latest sock project

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I opted to do a few rows on

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my sock! 

I love being busy!

I am knitting a couple of squares for the Macmillan Comfort Blanket. I have opted for the Martin Storey Comfort Square  and the Debbie Bliss Comfort Square. My yarn is ready and waiting – Rowan Pure Wool Dk and I am reliably informed it is pure bliss 

 

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 Happy Knitting              

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Something different

This is proving to be a quick knit. David bought me for my birthday the yarn and pattern book to make this

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Eleanor

The pattern is from The Araucania Collection book 1 by Jenny Watson. The yarn is lovely and soft knitting up very quickly on size 6mm needles – 2 evenings and I have this

 

The socks are growing and have been on a train ride to Reading.

 

Let’s hope the sunshine returns for the week-end.

 

Happy Knitting

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Another pair of socks

I have had lots of lovely comments about the colourway on these socks. They have been my portable project so have been seen in a couple of coffee shops and on a few train journeys over the last couple of weeks.

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