Rain, hail or shine

It has been very cold lately so I decided to get stuck into Green Gable. It’s a hooded sweater from this winter’s Vogue Knitting.

It is working up really quickly because I’m using Lamb’s Pride Bulky and 7mm needles. This is how far two skeins has gotten me. I have about five more inches of the body to do. Sleeves after that and then I get to unite them all together for the yoke and hood. I hope I get it finished up soon because although it is much milder this weekend, there is another cold snap forecast for this coming week.

I started the Bleeding Hearts Stole but doesn’t look like anything yet!

The yarn is so nice to work with, why anybody would be content to knit socks out of it and wear them on their feet is beyond me. I am disgustingly in love with the colour.

TV knitting these days is this guy.

It is the Skater’s Undertop from Veronik Avery’s Knitting Classic Style. This top really appealed to me for its sheer functionality. I’m using Debbie Bliss’s Baby Cashmerino which is (in my books, anyway) a heavy 4ply and perfect for this sort of thing. I think it’s a pity that the name seems to put a lot of people off, especially when it comes in a wonderful range of colours, washes well and is lovely to work with. The resulting fabric is almost velvety so to sit down with this project after being out in the cold is comfort knitting at its very best.

Classes have started up again at This is Knit again – I had our first beginner’s class of 2009 yesterday and Yvonne and I will have our first beginner’s crochet class later today. It is scary how quickly the classes are getting booked up – most of our beginners classes are booked up until the end of February – so if you’ve had your eye on something, you should probably book sooner rather than later!

2 thoughts on “Rain, hail or shine

  1. hey, it’s been ages since i checked in on your blog! lots of lovely knitting done, i’m so impressed! looking forward to pics of the finished objects! when i’m going into town again, hopefully soon, i must finally check out the new shop in the powerscourt centre… before i had the baby i thought i’d get loads of knitting and sewing done while looking after her, but then i had the baby!!

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