Wednesday, 9 January 2013

WIP and Yarn// WIP Wednesday

I can't believe this is the 2nd Wednesday of the year already........ I am getting organised to get going with my WIP's but my wife asked me to knit her a simple scarf - so I picked up a 10mm circular needle and 2 balls of cream aran yarn and got to work:
It's just simple garter stitch; 20 stitches wide and with the yarn held double. I'm loving how quickly this is knitting up - it will be a FO before I know it. Next I plan to work on my high plains drifter; I am so determined to get all of my current WIP's finished so I can start knitting a cardigan - any favourite cardigan patterns?
 
So yesterday I went shopping; a whole day spent in Edinburgh by myself and it was amazing. I bought lots of stuff including boots, a coat and some new socks (I love me some socks - and these ones have foxes on). Anyway I also went to K1 yarns and bought some beautiful yarn:
 
First of all I found this gorgeous skein; it's all in different thicknesses and I plan to knit a small shawlette and then hand dye it - so exciting:

 
I also bought these artesano skeings; the pink ones are 4-ply and I think the gold/yellow ones are DK - aren't they pretty? No specific plans for the as of yet but I'm very excited to make some:
As usual I am playing along with Tami and Ginny; I'm excited to see what you are all working on.
V xo

10 comments:

  1. Great looking scarf and often times the simple ones turn out to be the best. Love the new yarns and the one you can handdye will be something extra special.

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  2. there is something about garter stitch that is beautiful and soothing!! I think you adopted some lovely yarn while you were out and about!!!

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  3. Apparently, I need to go yarn shopping in Edinburgh. Must try and work that out. Until then, I'll just live vicariously through your pretty purchases. Enjoy them!

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  4. I once made a garter stitch scarf for myself and it's the snuggliest, squishiest thing ever! I'm sure yours will be awesome too - I like your choice of yarn :)
    and wow - those new yarns are really beautiful - I promised myself I won't buy more yarn this year but when I see such lovely colors..I'm tempted :)

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  5. Love your new WIP ... the scarf looks incredibly squishy! Your new pink yarn is calling to me.

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  6. It's all just so cheerful and bright. Love each one.
    I visited K1 in November - it's lovely being able to picture where you were :)

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  7. I love simple, pretty projects like your scarf. It is going to be a lovely addition to the winter wardrobe.

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  8. Isn't the thick and thin yarn fun? It is even more fun to spin! Glad to see that you are still knitting away!

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