Saturday, 5 November 2011

Christmas Knitting - Full Speed Ahead!

It's early November and, as is traditional by now, I have a number of projects on the go.  This is my knitting for doing with TV programmes which require my full attention such as Downton Abbey.  Once you get past the border, it's stocking stitch all the way, on nice large needles.  Most relaxing.  This is Rivelin, using some stash wool.  I haven't posted a picture of OH's gansey, but it is progressing, the back is completely done and I'm determined to complete the front this week.  I also have a pair of socks on the needles for him.
This is part of my Mum's Christmas present - socks in a honeycomb pattern, not easy to see properly in this photo, but it's rather clever.  One yarn is variegated, one black, such a clever use of colour.  The pattern comes from the Knitter, it's called Electrify.
And this is also for Mum, a lacy jumper in the latest issue of Knitting magazine.  It's done in Artesano Alpaca, which is lovely, and which I bought from Moss Stitch, who specialises in Artesano and Manos yarns. 
And finally, this is for me, my local yarn shop in Crawshawbooth has just stocked the new SMC Select range and I fell in love with this.  It will be sitting in a bag until my Christmas knitting is finished, honest!

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