Thursday, October 8, 2009

I've gone a little crazy....

.....with the cast-ons this week! I got started on my mystery socks last Friday as soon as my yarn arrived. Here's my 'cake' all ready and waiting :-)

and here's my progress from week 1 (the next clue is out today and I haven't even had a chance to look at it yet! That's next on my list as soon as I've posted this). I'm not sure the pattern will show much with this variegated yarn, but I do love the colors, and I'm loving how the yarn feels as I knit with it.

As well as the socks I decided to cast on for a sweet little scarf (in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month), it's THIS pattern over at Ravelry. I'm using Paton's Baby Bamboo in a soft pink. And just yesterday I decided I'd carry on with some small Christmas knits so I've just cast on for THESE. I will have to make about 6 pairs for my 'niblings' (the kids of my nieces and nephews back in England). But they are small so I shouldn't think they'll take me long.

Just off the needles is a 'bed jacket/shoulder shrug' that I knit for my Mam in Lion Brand Homespun. I need to add a ribbon tie, then I'll take a picture of it.

With that said, I'm off to grab my next clue ;-)


7 comments:

Charity said...

I'm anxious to get started on the next clue, too! Your sock is looking good, I like the yarn you chose. :o)

Ally Johnston said...

I love the moment of casting on a new project, the thrill, the anticipation, the joy of seeing it all take shape. Keep up the good work.

CelticCastOn said...

I must say that yarn appeals to me way more now that its wound, I never would have thought it would knit up like that from the hank.
Those snowmen mitts look cute, I bet they'll be loved!

Journeying Five said...

how very nice, i am knitting the mystery sock to...yours is looking great!

kim said...

Pretty yarn! I'm having problems with startitis too. There are so many awesome patterns emerging. I'm starting to get disoriented.

tiennie said...

Very pretty!

Charlene said...

Love your yarn. I knit a little bit. I love it but, I have not done any knitting lately. I hate to knit in the summer since it is so hot here in Texas having all that in my lap makes me hotter. But, I do love it in the winter. I want to do socks but, have never tried. I am pretty beginner & it looks over my head.