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23 January 2013

WIP Wednesday

Today has been positively balmy at 0.5C, well lets face it, its better than than yesterdays -8.5/-2C.  We still have laying snow which is slowly trying to melt, but we did have a few new flurries this afternoon - not forecast.

On to the WIPs.  I have 2.  The Ten Stitch is coming along.  On round 7 now.  When I showed this to Rufus on Friday, his first question was where is the orange?  You may remember he wanted an orange coloured blanket, his mum said no.  So now I am allowed to make him another blanket, for his playhouse at home.  Its knitting right?!


The second WIP is a pair of sweater vests/tanks/slip overs, whatever you want to call them, for the boys. I am using this pattern , making the back plain and doing the front with a random fairlisle pattern, basically whatever takes my fancy.  The yarn is a mystery DK from the charity shop.  Seems to be knitting up fine, so can't complain.



On the reading front, these are my current reading materials, the first I'm particularly excited about


For a forth coming trip (-:

 Rebecca passed on the latest Phillipa Gregory - signed copy no less.  Not sure that I am enjoying it too much, seems that she has covered this over and over again, but we will see how it goes




I may regret buying this book as its set in the same era 1400's, same historical characters.  It will be interesting to see how another author handles this.  I'll let you know once I get started on it
Picked up at the charity shop yesterday for 50p


11 comments:

  1. "Random fairisle" -- I love it! That's how one knows the good knitters - the ones who just make it up as they go. My daughter does that, makes up elaborate cable patterns and has now started with fairisle. If it's not clearly written down, I am stumped! The blanket is coming along beautifully.

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  2. HOW SWEET! I love that Rufus inquired about the lack of orange in the blanket. He knows what he likes. The blanket has grown a lot since I last saw it.

    I too have a lonely planet book on my reading list. My husband and I like to know what we're getting ourselves into before we embark on adventures. :-D

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    1. he even went through my stash looking for suitable yarn! He also likes to play with needles and yarn, hopefully I will get him going with knitting as soon as he understands, at the moment he is happy just to stab the yarn with the needles.

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  3. I'm intrigued. Is there a pattern or tutorial for your ten stitch blanket?? I'd love to give it a go. x

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    1. link to pattern below, the only tutorial appears to be in German so I'm told. Its easy once you get going though

      http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/ten-stitch-blanket

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  4. Your Ten stitch blanket is coming along nicely. Are you planning a trip to DC or did you just want to read the Lonley Planet book for fun?

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  5. I have a sock yarn blanket going for my daughter and I've been thinking about starting the 10 stitch blanket for my son. Yours is coming out gorgeous but I'm still on the fence with this one.

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  6. I'm glad to hear that you are surviving the winter, I hope you have a good stock of tea! I cannot believe how the Ten Stitch has grown since I last saw it! Oh and I must know more about those travel books, just curiosity or the start of another memorable adventure?

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  7. Your blanket is looking LOVELY!! Will be interested to hear what you think of both books, I have found the last few of PG's all the same, and am a bit bored by them. I do love historical fiction though, so I find it hard to resist!

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