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.




Lots of finishing

As we head into the weekend and the start of August beckons, my attention this weekend will be turning towards WIPs that I need to finish for Stash Dash.

At the time of couting I have just over 9000m under my belt and just need that final push to get across the 10K finish line by August 14th.

First up are two pairs of socks that just need their afterthought heels and which I think will count for about 600m between them.

Then we have my I Heart Stripes shawl which has been on the needles far too long and just needs that final push along the loooong rows to finish it off. I think that will be about 400m and so these 2 projects combined should be enough to see me gaily over the finish line.

Of course the bulk of the meterage for my Stash Dash 2015 has been the 5000m or so tied up in the Mitered Crosses blanket. I've received lots of questions and comments about the blanket project - thank you to all - and so I'll make this the subject of it's very own #FOFriday post next week.

Why not join in with the #weekendwipalong hosted by Shelley at Little House in the Corner

Spill the beans on what you are working on and drop your link on her page so that we can all cheer each other on.