Keep Calm Craft On

Sock mania

And joining Craft On with Frontier Dreams

Craft on 20 04 17

On Monday I finished the second pair of Marlee Socks and cast on pair 3 which are for darling husband. He is getting contrast colour toes on his.

I think this could be the year of the sock!

In the evenings though I am working on the ranger cardigan and it's now knitting up pretty quickly. It may even be done by the end of April!

Happy day!

C xx


Two different projects

And crafting on with Frontier Dreams

Yarnalong 06 04 17

I have been working on two very different projects. A ranger cardigan for dear husband and socks (for me). I have never managed to knit two different things as once. Normally if I cast on something new the first project is abandoned until the new project is finished and then (hopefully) I pick it up again. But I needed a more portable project while I tackle the looooong rows of the ranger cardi now that the sleeves have been joined to the body.

I also like to keep a project together, ie all the yarn, the working piece and a bag of notions. So carrying the cardi into work each day (I'm a lunch time knitter) was getting rather tedious. Now it stays at home and it's my evening TV knitting project and the socks travel with me. This is another pair of Marlee Socks, I shared pair one on the blog last week.

My lovely husband gifted me a $200 voucher for Brooklyn Tweed last week and I am itching to spend it! What a great gift :)

C xx


knit then unknit

and joining Crafting On

Yarnalong 29 03 17

I finally managed to get a better 'natural light' photograph of darling husbands Ranger cardigan. We had a little hiccup this week, when I knit 10 rows of 'short row' pattern and then made a mistake and couldn't fix it (I did try!) and had to unknit (then rip out) the 10 rows and start again.

Anyway, last night I got to the point where I join the sleeves to the body and as it was nearly 10pm (and close to my bed time) I decided to leave that for another day. I will life line all three pieces before I start. Just in case!

In between, I'm knitting another pair of Marlee Socks. There is a Voila post coming next week of pair number 1. This is a nice portable project and one that I can knit as few as 16 stitches in a spare moment :)

Looking forward to another inspiring day following yarn crafters.

C xx


A seat with a view

and joining Keep Calm Craft On.

Yarnalong 22 03 17

This is pretty much my view when I'm not at work, or paper crafting, or on my treadmill. I have finished (to the point that the pattern orders) both sleeves of dear husbands ranger cardigan. And I am only a couple of inches off starting the short rows on the body. Once the back has been lengthened, we're ready to add the sleeves. I had hoped to get an outdoor photo of this yummy yarn but just as I was going to take one, the heavens opened and the hail came down.

I am thoroughly enjoying Rosy is my Relative, by Gerald Durrell. It's such a light hearted and entertaining read.

I have been actively gathering sock patterns thanks to the inspiring yarnalong bloggers. Thanks all who share their sock WIPs.

Speaking of which, Ginny has decided to stop hosting yarnalong. Thank you Ginny for hosting and introducing me to so many wonderful crafters!

Happy Wednesday!

C xx