This weekend I am mostly knitting....bright colours with a hint of grey.


There is a decided sense of dichotomy about this weekends knitting. I have my bright yellow sock for the #knityellowsocks KAL (top right) in the superb On Prescription colourway from The Wool Kitchen nicely balanced out by my emergency stress-relieving Hitchhiker. This uses yarn from last years Golden Skein club - Golden Wings Flutter by - on the Britsock base from The Knitting Goddess.

Then I have my super bright Attic24 Cosy Stripes crochet blanket for DS2 (bottom left). This has been a WIP for far too long and I have faithfully promised to make serious inroads into it over the next few weeks. I sneakily removed a couple of the eye watering shades from the Stylecraft blanket pack before DS2 got his mitts on it but the overall effect is still pretty vivid. To balance things out I also have the grey Mama Vertebrae (bottom right) which I'm knitting to wear to Edinburgh Yarn Festival, using lovely Findlay dk yarn from Juniper Moon. This is also my KAL entry for the Suse Knits - Something Big - along which is encouraging us to knit a bigger project either for ourselves or others before spring arrives.

I think that is enough to keep me busy. With a bit of luck I'll be taking the family to see the new Star Wars film at some point so I'll need to make a mental note to dig out my 30cm circulars and get a Mama Vertebrae sleeve started. There's no rest for the intrepid knitter and cinema knitting is the perfect way to overcome my Sleeve Inertia problem.


Whatever you are knitting/crocheting this weekend I hope it is happy and productive.