Tuesday, 28 January 2014

It's a mystery!

I've been participating in a few mystery KAL's since the beginning of the year and been really enjoying them.

First up Fuego MKAL. I made this for my brother in Malabrigo worsted. The colour way is Paris Nights. It didn't take the full skein maybe only around 60 g (I need to wigh how much I have left). I omitted the pom pom from the top too. I had to guess the sizing on it a bit but he received it in the post last week and it fits perfectly! After being used as a sizer himself has now requested his own one. Thankfully I have another 2 skeins of this colourway left in my stash so this will be another project to use some more up.

Next Follow Your Arrow Mystery KAL by Ysolda. This is a lovely mystery shawl pattern. Two options to follow each week so plenty of variations to choose from. I'm a bit behind on this, Clue 3 came out yesterday and I've only just started clue 2!! This photo was taken while I was about half way through clue 1! I'm using some Dublin Dye Company Lace weight held double. It's lovely and soft and in a really nice blue-y/lavender shade. My sis-in-law gave it to me for Christmas about 3 years ago (!!) so it's nice that it's being used at last! Although hand winding 1200 m of lace weight into 2 balls was a bit of a marathon! Thankfully himself got me a swift for Christmas which made the job a bit easier!

Finally, a pair of mystery socks. Again I'm a week behind. I haven't started clue 2 and clue 3 is out tomorrow!! I'm not stressing about it though. The yarn is All For Love of Yarn Lublu Sock in Poppy Red. 

I'm enjoying my mystery knitting when I have time to potter away at it. New job and kids have been keeping me busy but that's a good thing too!

I'll be back soon with some FO's.

Friday, 10 January 2014

Blooming Marvellous

It may be early January but there are roses in my garden! They've been in bloom all winter and have been a little spot of sunshine outside my sitting room window on the grey winter days. It most definitely has been a mild winter here this year.