Another scarf off the needles

Last night I finished another scarf. I actually had three on the go and thought it was about time I actually finished one of them! I’ve got this thing about starting numerous projects and then swapping between them. It must be the variety that I like.

This pattern is called My Friend Nancy and I was drawn to it because it was sooo easy and I had the recommended yarn.

Nancy Scarf 01Who’d have thought navy blue and orange could look so good together! It matches the bright orange top and cardigan I brought on holidays with me. The yarn is Schoppel-Wolle Crazy Zauberball and the colourway is 1537 Herbstsonne.

Schoppel-Wolle Crazy Zauberball HerbstsonneThe pattern consists of mainly garter stitch interspersed with eyelet rows. So easy and you don’t really have to think too much. Plus with the variations of colour in the yarn I felt it best not to try and knit an intricate patterned scarf.

Nancy Scarf 04I don’t have my mannequin with me so I’m limited with the photos I can take. I haven’t blocked the scarf either but it doesn’t look too bad and I did wear it today and it was very comfortable.

Nancy Scarf 03I made a bit of a modification by using a picot bind off just to make a change.

Nancy Scarf 02Today was spent visiting my sister who lives on the Sunshine Coast and then meeting some friends for coffee at Noosa. Tomorrow I am planning on taking my knitting down to the riverfront and settling in for a few hours but that will depend on how cold it is as a result of the unusual cold snap the eastern part of Australia is experiencing at the moment. It’s perfect weather for all my knitted woollen garments and I am loving it.

I’m also loving the fact that I managed to pick up a wireless mouse today so I can now use my laptop without having to rely on that horrible finger pad 🙂

Until next time…

Melanie

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My Latest Sock Yarn Purchases

Just had to share with you my two latest sock yarn purchases.

I’ve been purchasing sock yarn from some fabulous online wool stores in Brisbane, namely Yay for Yarn and Yarn Glorious Yarn. Recently I received a $20 gift voucher from Yarn Glorious Yarn for Christmas as a thank you for visiting their online store and purchasing throughout the year. What a lovely gesture and makes me even more determined to support them. Sometimes it’s the small things a business can offer that can reap them huge rewards.

Now, as posted previously, I have a spare room that is bulging at the seams with my wool stash but, what the heck, two more skeins of yarn won’t hurt, will they?

I have a couple of sock patterns that I’m looking at using soon that feature a leaf design so I thought it appropriate to purchase a solid green colour. Hence this gorgeous Tili Tomas sock yarn called ‘Grass’. Isn’t it a lovely rich grass colour?

Tili Tomas Sock Yarn Grass

My second purchase was another absolute favourite sock yarn, Schoppel-Wolle Crazy Zauberball in the beautiful colour called ‘Autumn Sun’. Isn’t it just divine?

Schoppel-Wolle Crazy Zauberball Autumn Sun

As with all my sock patterns I’ll be sourcing Ravelry for their free sock knitting patterns.

Now I just need to find some time to knit those socks. Watch this space.

More and more socks

Pair # 9 is one of my faves….Mediterranean socks in a gorgeous Schoppel-Wolle Crazy Zauberball yarn in gorgeous shades of blue and green….just like the Mediterranean Sea. Doesn’t the colour make you feel all cool and invigorated, just like the sea does? The pattern, Tadpoles, is another free pattern published on Ravelry.

Pair # 8 is probably my favourite sock pattern…..so cleverly constructed and yet so easy to knit….Circle Socks….knitted in Regia Design Line Jazz Color (Mint Julep). Unusual combinations of colour which I am quite drawn to…..olive green, lime green, pale and dark grey.

Pair # 7 are my Harlequin Rib socks….so colourful and happy looking! They’re made from the pattern Basic Ribbed Socks which can be found in Ravelry. Don’t forget there are hundreds of free sock knitting patterns in Ravelry. These socks were made from Online Supersocke 100 sock yarn which has a great stripe effect and gorgeous bold colours.

Must fly now….more of my socks to come….countdown to # 1.