Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Pretty, Pretty, Pretty//WIP Wednesday

 At the beginning of 2013 I promised myself that I wouldn't cast on more than 2 projects at any time; that kind of went out the window very quickly. Then I promised myself I would only have 4 projects at any given time; but now, to be honest, I just want to knit what I want and when I feel like it. At the end of the day knitting ceases to be fun if you put too many rules on it. I think having knitting aspirations is fun, I like to move forward which is why I take part in Year of Projects.
Anyway basically what I'm trying to say is I've cast on a new project - and I'm so glad I did. I was gifted the Owlings pattern on Ravelry and in April I bought some pretty yarn for it (remember, when I bought yarn for several projects before putting myself on a stash diet? I'll do a wee post about that later in the week!). Debbie Bliss' yarn is one of my favourites, it's so soft and the colour palettes are fabulous. So I cast on my first mitt just 3 days ago and I finished last night:
I've cast on the 2nd one; I've also made some small modifications in this pattern which I will share as part of a Year of Projects post. This is the first pattern I've felt comfortable changing things on!!! Now all I have to do is decide on eyes - buttons, beads or French knots? And then what colour? I'm hoping to get a grey winter coat. 
I'm also making good progress on my first vanilla socktopus sock; I finished the gusset and heel (I am extremely happy with how it looks thus far) and I'm ready to knit the foot. I'm off out today and have some waiting time so I might do a little sock knitting then:
I'm very happy with both of these knits; I know I need to get back to my dinosaur, my cardigan and of course my Hogwarts ball shawl..... but all in good time.
That's all from me for today; what have you been working on this past week? I'm playing along with Ginny and Tami (as always).
V xo 


  1. Ooh I do love your Owling Project, looking super!
    Marigolds' Loft

  2. These are beautiful! I've made two pairs of owlings myself and was so smitten with the pattern ... Did you like the thumb? Because I have to say, I'm wasn't a fan of picking up all those stitches, I got too many holes and wasn't pleased with that. But that was the only thing I didn't like about these mittens.

    The colour of the Octopus Socks is also very nice! :)

    1. I found that I had to stitch a couple of small holes on the first mitt - I think on the 2nd one I shall pick up extra stitches before I start knitting the thumb!!

  3. Very pretty projects! I love the colours of both.

  4. love the mitt pattern! and I am completely devoted to purple :)

  5. You've got great taste in color. Your stitches on the mitt is beautiful.

  6. What pretty projects, I can't wait to see them both completed!

  7. I'm loving that Purple yarn! -- hmm... those look like MY Purplely DPNs...

  8. Such a pretty purple color and love the pattern :) Ahh..another project to add to my already way too long "to knit" list :)

  9. Your gloves are gorgeous! I love love love the color. And I agree, you have to knit what you are feeling at the moment!

  10. Both very pretty! I love your colors and I have not tried Debbie Bliss yarn but I want to now! Thanks for the tip! I'm with what feels good!