Wednesday, July 06, 2011

WIP Wednesday

Happy Wednesday all,
We have thunder, lightening and heavy rain; so it felt like a perfect opportunity to sit down and write this post!! I haven't taken part in Work In Progress Wednesday for ages - simply because my knitting was kind of at a stand still for a while, I had alot on and it just took a bit of a back seat. However here I am today with some pics, and a (nearly) finished object!!!
I am hoping to share the finished object on Friday but yes the bag that I started way back in January, is nearly finished - the 2 pieces are knitted and I just have to join them. I'm not sure if I am going to add a lining or not but here are the pieces:
On Saturday (my birthday - post coming soon); I went to Edinburgh and spent the day exploring new areas including the Grassmarket. I came across K1 Yarns, and kind of fell in love. Our LYS is not that friendly; so I either buy yarn etc from the local department store or online - it was nice to have a bit of a change. I have needed stitch markers for ages - and they had a needle sizer too; I have alot of vintage needles with no sizes so I picked it up:
I also found this yarn; I already have a skein of this in a turquoise colour but I saw this and I really could'nt help myself - I need more of this:
And of course, finishing a project means starting another - so I'm trying socks..... eek!!!
I spoke to the lovely lady in K1, and she advised me to buy this book, which I obviously did - I decided to go with the circular needle method so hopefully I'll have socks soon. I am not the quickest knitter by any means - so it might be a while.
I have a couple of other projects in mind - I saw the Gap-tastic Cowl on Ravelry; and I have to say I love the idea - can you imagine that in the yellow artesano???? I have a few other projects queued on my ravelry - my name is knittingv if you want to add me.
If you are here from Tami Amis WIP wednesday; say hi.... and if not, say hi anyway!!!! I'll be back either tomorrow or Friday with a 29 post.
love, V xoxo 
EDIT - quickly editing; for some reason blogger will not let me comment on any blog at the moment, hoping to try and sort it but I am checking in on blogs atm.


Chrisknits said...

That yellow is lovely. Enjoy your new gadgets!

Sam Findlay said...

Good luck with the socks! Great colour yarn!

Affiknitty said...

Happy birthday! How nice to find a friendlier LYS. Good luck with the socks. Once you've learned how, they are such satisfying knitting projects!

Delusional Knitter said...

Beware, sock knitting is addictive!!!

Christina said...

I'll be in Edinburgh in a couple of months for my honeymoon. I think I shall have to make a stop at K1 Yarns - they sound delightful :D

Becki Langbant said...

let me know how you get on with knitting socks. I've tried so many times and been unsuccessful. You might like the website ravelry if you're not already a member :) nice place to share patterns, photos of what youre working on, or just a place to record your projects for yourself x