Sunday, 11 August 2019

In The Making - August 2019

A roundup of the things I'm working on at the moment.

There have been a few new cast ons this month which I've told you about in earlier posts so I've continued to work on those.


I've got well into the Wildflowers & Honeycomb Socks pattern now and I'm loving how it's working up. It's such an easy pattern but gives a pretty, all-over design. I think I've chosen the perfect yarn too, this is by Craft House Magic in the Rio colourway. I'm now ready to turn the heel.


I usually knit my socks on double pointed needles but I fancied having a go with the magic loop method using a long circular needle. I've tried this in the past and haven't got on with it for sock knitting, though I don't seem to have any problems when using it for hats or sleeves. Anyway, I started the What Lies Within Socks and I was having problems with it again right from the start, I seemed to be creating a ladder between each of the needles when knitting the rib but I decided I'd continue down into the pattern to see what happened there. I'm pleased to say that there doesn't seem to be any issue now, though that might just be because I'm knitting the cable pattern where the needles join, so I'm reserving judgement yet. I'm ready to turn the heel now but the leg of the sock looks very narrow. I think that's just the cable patterning, it does stretch so I'm hoping it will still fit.


My third new cast on this month was the Beach Days wrap and I'm absolutely loving working on this. I think the changing pattern and the change in yarn keeps it very fresh and I find myself wanting to knit just one more colour block. The first wavy sequence of colours is now finished and I'm ready to start the third colour and the eyelet pattern.

I haven't got any more cast ons planned at the moment, my intention for this month is to continue working on everything I've already started.

40 comments:

  1. All your new cast ons are beautiful. The red is such a gorgeous colour! I have never knitted anything in my entire life and it seems quite a difficult skill to me. All the items that you knit look perfect, without a stitch out of place. I really admire that☺️
    Kavitha

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    1. Thank you for saying so. I must admit that I'm a bit of a perfectionist, though I'm sure there'll be a few mistakes if you look closely. I learnt to knit as a child before I can even remember so it's something which has been with me my whole life.

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  2. They all look good, I'm not knitting at this time.

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    1. I think everyone's crafting mojo comes and goes at different times. I tend to favour one craft at a particular time and then something else overtakes it.

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  3. Those socks look gorgeous! I love the idea of lacy ankle socks, but I think I'm a bit old for them. I'm looking forward to seeing them finished. Best, Jane x

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    1. You're never too old for lacy ankle socks. I can't wait to wear mine.

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  4. They are all lovely makes, Jo. I am in awe of anyone who manages to have more than one thing on the go at any time. I'm sure I would get the patterns muddled. X

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    1. I really enjoy having a few different projects on the go so that I can pick up whichever one I fancy working on at any given time. It's usually something easy when I'm watching TV and something I have to concentrate on a little more when I'm on my own.

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  5. Everything looks really nice! I especially like the colour of the blue in the Beach Days wrap.
    xx

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    1. I think the colours are working really well together in the wrap, I'm really enjoying working on it.

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  6. You're doing really well with all your projects, they are coming along beautifully Jo. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1. It's nice to see each yarn knitting up. That's the fun of hand dyed yarns, seeing the patterns emerge.

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  7. oh, i've seen the beach days wrap, its gorgeous.will watch yours grow whilst I try to get rid of some of my WIPS!

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    1. I've been so good getting all my projects finished so I've treated myself with some new cast ons this month. I'm loving the Beach Days wrap, I think it will look lovely when it's finished and will be very wearable.

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  8. Love that first yarn and project. These will be lovely!

    Can a sock be lovely? :-) I'm sure these will be!

    ✨๐Ÿ‘✨

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    1. Socks can definitely be lovely. I love my hand knitted socks, they're so squishy, warm and comfortable for my feet.

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  9. BEAUTIFUL ---- the yarn colors are gorgeous, especially the beach days shawl. Lovely!

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    1. I'm loving all the colourways I'm knitting with at the moment, there's some very talented dyers out there who come up with these gorgeous colours.

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  10. I love seeing what you're making :) My 89 year old Nan has set out to knit herself a jumper at the moment!

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    1. Goodness, she's doing well. My mum had to stop knitting as she got older as it hurt her hands, and her eyesight wasn't so good either.

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  11. Well, I think they all look very good.

    All the best Jan

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    1. I'm really pleased with all the patterns, they're all fun knits.

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  12. I love seeing what you're making this month. I'm trying to do more knitting, some each day... it'll never be finished otherwise, as well as for relaxation. Cx

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    1. I find it hard to sit down without having something to do so I like some easy knitting which I don't have to concentrate on.

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  13. They are all so lovely, lovely patterns and gorgeous yarns.

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    1. I'm enjoying each of these knits, it's fun working a little on each one in rotation.

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  14. You have some lovely projects on the go Jo, looks like you will have the socks done in no time :-)

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    1. I'm enjoying all my projects at the moment, even the socks I'm doing on magic loop.

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  15. Lovely projects, I really like the honeycomb socks pattern. So nice to swip and swap keeping it all fresh and interesting. Love the wrap one too, made me smile about just one more colour pattern, I´m sure we are all guilty of that one! xcx

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    1. I like having plenty of things on the go. Patterns with colour or pattern changes always encourage me to knit more.

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  16. Super duper, Jo. I am so impressed that you can manage to keep three different projects on the go at the same time as my brain can't do that, it's one at a time for me. x

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    1. I used to only keep one project on the go at any one time but I love having a choice these days, I think I'd get bored with just one thing now.

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  17. 'Wildflowers & Honeycomb' I would choose the pattern for the name alone, Jo. And I love that lemony color. P. x

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    1. I must admit that names can definitely sway me. It's a lovely pattern and gorgeous yarn.

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  18. The wrap is knitting up so beautifully! I'm working on my first sock that has a lace section on it - so far so good and I'm really enjoying seeing the lace pattern reveal itself as I knit - much as your wrap, I keep saying "one more row...." :)

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    1. I enjoy knitting lace, I find it quite relaxing seeing the pattern emerge, and the magic of it opening out once it's blocked.

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  19. The shawl is looking very stylish, I do like that. It' lovely to read you are enjoying your knitting again. x

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    1. I've really got back into my knitting again, having some lovely patterns on the go has really helped.

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