Thursday, September 27, 2007

London calling

So, it's been more than a week since I'm finally back in London. The crazy weather so far assured me that I am indeed back. I've been busy catching up with friends ever since, and trying to make my new room (which really is a living room), a home.
But fret not, since my needles are still clicking away, albeit less often.

I've been itching to try knitting mitered squares and log cabin ever since I bough Mason-Dixon knitting book and them floating all over the net. But I know me, and a decent sized log cabin blanket would probably be done just in time to send off my grandchild to college. So come the obvious answer, cushion cover! This way I can try different yarns and different colour combination without worrying about having to buy 100 skeins of the same yarn at once. Now all I need to do is actually attach them to fabric backing....any volunteers?

Just before I left home, another pair of socks flew off my needles...

Sidewinders: A PerpenSOCKular Pattern
Pattern source: Nona
Yarn: Regia colour 4ply, gift from Mimi
Needle: Addi Lace 3.00mm 80cm
Comments: I've been intrigued by this pattern ever since Nona published it, just haven't had the time to sit down and actually work on it before summer. It's not a pattern that I can just print off and cast-on while on the go. However, once you "get it", the construction makes a lot of sense and it was a lot of fun looking at the socks taking shape. The second sock, naturally, took a while to get started, but the it went fast. When I got the yarn from Mimi, I knew straight away that it'll become my Sidewinders. Now I want another one in self-striping yarn, it'd be so much fun to look at!

As of now, I'm spending hours on Ravelry looking for patterns to knit from yarn in my stash. In most case, I'd have the pattern but not enough yarn, or the wrong colour for the pattern, or I don't have the pattern. My hands are itching for some serious fall knitting, but for now maybe I should deal with my piling UFOs first....