It seems ages since I've cast on anything new. I've been trying to finish off what was on my needles already and now that the only things I've got on the go are long term projects, it's time to start some new things.
The Wildflowers & Honeycomb Socks pattern by This Handmade Life has been in my Ravelry queue for such a long time, I'm so pleased to finally make a start. It's such a pretty design and reminds me of the white ankle socks I used to wear to school with the little eyelet details.
I went stash shopping for some yarn and pulled out a skein of merino/nylon by Craft House Magic in the Rio colourway, inspired by the Duran Duran song. I thought the beautiful pale yellow with speckles would be perfect for this pattern.
As you can see, I haven't made much progress yet but I'm sure it's going to be a lovely knit.
This is just the first of my planned new cast ons, more to follow.
It's a lovely shade. I'm looking forward to seeing how it knits up.ReplyDelete
I now have two new dishcloths! X
I love pale lemons. You can't beat hand knit dishcloths.Delete
What brand are our DPN's they look lovely. The yarn colour is pure spring.ReplyDelete
I'm using KnitPro Zings. I really like these needles, I've got a set of interchangeable needles in the Zings too. The yarn reminds me of spring too.Delete
That yarn is so pretty!ReplyDelete
I think the colour and the speckles make it a winner.Delete
That looks such a sweet colour and the quatrefoil is a nice easy lace stitch. I has a few waistcoats and slipovers in that lace pattern back in the 70's and 80's. Best, Jane xReplyDelete
The pattern is enough to give a bit of interest but nothing too complicated that you have to concentrate, and it's so pretty.Delete
It's nice to have a new project on the needles.Delete
They will be just lovely.xxxReplyDelete
I've been wanting to knit this pattern for a long time so I'm pleased I've finally got round to it.Delete
Such pretty yarn, it is going to make beautiful socks.ReplyDelete
I couldn't resist the yarn when I saw it, especially with the Duran Duran reference.Delete
That is a pretty colourway. We'll look forward to see how they turn out. Take care & huggles.ReplyDelete
The yarn is knitting up beautifully so far, and it's so lovely to work with too.Delete
That yarn is very pretty... going to make beautiful socks!ReplyDelete
It's such a delicate colour, I love it to go with this pattern.Delete
I love the color! I am looking forward to starting a new project, "Dune" pattern (crochet) from Lucy of Attic24 blog. I finally received the yarn packs from England. I live across the pond from you. I also have a quilting project but it's tooo hot in my sewing room right now. I look forward to seeing your finished socks!ReplyDelete
It's a beautiful colour. Lucy designs such lovely blankets and the yarn packs are so accessible even to those in other countries now. I'm sure it'll be an enjoyable project.Delete
It's always exciting to start something new. Enjoy!ReplyDelete
It is. I seem to have been on with other things for such a long time that I haven't cast on anything new for ages.Delete
The yarn is perfect for those socks :-)ReplyDelete
I'm itching to start something new but am forcing myself to finish a couple of things first, It's so hard though with so many beautiful things to knit!
I know what you mean, I've been wanting to cast on some new things for ages but I made myself finish most of the things on my needles first.Delete
There's nothing like starting a new project and getting it all ready to begin.ReplyDelete
I love starting new projects, especially ones which I've been wanting to have a go at for some time.Delete
I have a couple of languishing projects that I really need to make some headway in...but I just keep casting on new things instead as neither of the old ones make for good tv knitting, which is what I mostly do these days as there's so little quiet time during the day.ReplyDelete
I think it's good to have different projects on the go for different occasions. I like something nice and easy for TV knitting, whereas I don't mind something that I have to think about a bit more for the times I'm on my own.Delete
Lovely wool for a summer project and yes, the pattern does look like my school socks too.ReplyDelete
Happy knitting! xx
It's such a pretty pattern, it reminds me so much of the socks I wore to school. The yarn is knitting up beautifully, it's a gorgeous colour.Delete
Such a pretty yarn and colour. Love the pattern too, it did bring back some memories of school socks but the ones I wore were up to the knee.ReplyDelete
I think the yarn and pattern go so well together. I always had long socks at school in the winter and short ones in the summer.Delete
Great to start a new project, especially such a pretty yarn and pattern. Enjoy knitting it xcxReplyDelete
I'm sure I will, I've been wanting to cast on these socks for such a long time.Delete
It's a pretty pattern and the yarn is lovely. Hope you enjoy this one!ReplyDelete
I love both the yarn and the pattern, they should make a lovely pair of socks.Delete
Love the colour of that yarn :)ReplyDelete
All the best Jan
It's so pretty, I'm enjoying using it.Delete
A pretty colour CxReplyDelete
It's a gorgeous colour, it's knitting up beautifully.Delete