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Monday, September 01, 2014

Off the needles & on the needles

First, thank you to all those who favourites and downloaded Lucille this weekend. Your enthusiasm kept Lucille at the top of Ravelry's Hot Right Now list for most of yesterday. Lucille is now £3 which I think is still good value for a well written pattern. I will be running more free pattern weekends. Sign up to my newsletter, follow me on Twitter or Instagram - I'm YarnAddictAnni on both, like my Facebook page or join my Ravelry group to make sure you don't miss the next free pattern weekend.

I finished my blue Cashmere DK design before we left Spain and its blocking now. I loved it while I was knitting but I love it more now I've blocked it.

Looking forward to get some proper pictures soon. Isn't it pretty?

I did a lot of knitting this weekend and finished the Forest Dew shawl I cast on in Spain. I blocked it last night and love it. Its so delicate!

I cast on for a new pair of socks in Sirdar's new sock yarn, Heart & Sole, before we left Spain. I wanted to keep the stripes intact so instead of my normal heel flap and gussett I went for an afterthought heel. I'll talk more about this sock and my heel/toe choice in a separate blog post. I cast on for the second sock on a drive to Bristol yesterday then after about 4 inches ripped it out because I forgot to do the 1x1 rib. 

As I finished a new design this weekend I allowed myself to cast on for a new design. I'm using my own Silky Yak (will be in the shop soon) and Milly Sleek (merino/silk singles) from Juno Fibre Arts. I'd left the Milly Sleek on my ball winder before we left for Spain. Last night I went into my office to wind the Silky Yak and seeing the two colours together made me realise I had to use them together. This will be my easy 'on the go' knitting for the next few weeks.

What's on your needles this week? Tell me in the comments.

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