On the needles

In between hand piecing, and particularly while I was under the weather, I’ve been knitting.  This time it’s a cardigan for me and as it’s an easy knit, something I could/can do without too much thought.  That comfort knitting when your hands need something to do but the brain doesn’t want to focus too much.   (I just won’t mention the unravelling three times at the armhole on the right front side.  Not a good thing to tackle on meds!)The back and both fronts are done, finished a sleeve earlier in the week and started the second. I’m using 100% wool, colour Aurora Surf from Bendigo Woollen Mills; it was a limited edition last year which Ma Kettle kindly collected for me when I spotted it in a brochure they sent in the mail.  Can’t remember where I picked up the pattern, but it was within the last year at a guess.

It might even get finished in time to wear before Summer hits………….maybe………

I think knitting this prompted the urge to knit more socks.  Which are waiting in the wings!

Do you have anything on your needles/hook at the moment?  I’d love to hear about it.

Meredithe x

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9 Responses to On the needles

  1. Gretchen says:

    I love the color! I am so impressed with people who knit sweaters, especially people who knit sweaters that fit! I knit dishrags. They are nice for quick I’m thinking of you gifts. If I weren’t spending time on piecing quilts, I think I would enjoy spending the time on knitting. There just isn’t enough time for both hobbies.

  2. Annie Gunn says:

    Hi Meredithe, I have dug out a 23 year old project for my #17 UFO. I started a crocheted tablecloth all those years ago and found it after two moves earlier this year. I can’t believe that inside the bag was the pattern, two crochet hooks and all the Perle cotton with the partly done project. Amazing for me to have everything together. Can’t wait to get back on with it. Also this year I have knitted a vest for hubby, a cardigan for a granddaughter, a fancy scarf and three Moebius scarves. Love doing them as they are bizarre the way they work out. They are a circle with a twist and fit snugly around the neck. I have instructions and photos if you ever want to try one. I can show you sometime when I come down again. I too think knitting is a comfort craft and love that you don’t have to use your brain, other than occasionally. Because I travel lots I have to be doing something in the passenger seat. I am teaching my patchwork group how to crochet around a washer soon. Our next meeting is on Melb Cup Day, but suggested that this was not a good day to learn, for obvious reasons. 🍾🍾🍾

  3. Susan Creer says:

    So do love the wool colour

  4. That is a lovely colour! Happy knitting!
    I’m crocheting a backpack…

  5. frayedattheedge says:

    Love the colour of your cardigan! You might not believe this, but I am knitting socks!!

  6. Linda says:

    Lovely colour! And yes, I did wonder if some sock knitting would happen again!

  7. I was just thinking of you today as I was working on another pair of socks! That cardigan is really pretty.

  8. Janice Ermacora says:

    Also love your colour. Just finished a white,pink and grey crochet chevron baby cot blanket for our new granddaughter that will arrive very soon. Just learnt this year.

  9. ccflo3 says:

    I love the color of your sweater. I am currently knitting a wrap. Elementary Wrap by Purl Soho. It is a free pattern and I’m using Katia Paint #53.

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