Did you all have a nice Christmas? I did. It was very quiet, just me and my mum but it was really nice to just chill out and not be at work. I cast on some toe up tofutsie socks on Christmas Eve and have knitted one to just past the heel and the other (using the other end of the ball of yarn) is just about to turn the heel. I don’t particularly like the colour of the yarn it’s got this weird beige/grey thing going on so I’m intending to make them long socks so I haven’t got any leftovers of icky coloured yarn. They’ll be comfortable because it’s Tofutsies and I’m sure the colour will grow on me but I thought they would be more black/white and grey than beige with tiny bits of white/black. To make it more interesting I added a spiral pattern that is reversed on the second sock – it’s just a really tiny cable but it seems to have worked (it doesn’t show up that well on the photo).
I’ve received a couple of pics of Joe in his pixie coat and I’m really pleased that my friends like it. I did enjoy knitting it and just wish I’d buckled down and sewed it together earlier.
I’m in the process of doing an i-cord cast on for a mohair sweater/jumper based on the Transparency pattern in Sensual Knits by Yahaira Ferreira. The pattern is by Veronique and I hope it will use up the deep purple and red mohair that I have in my stash. The only trouble is I’m not pattern shaped, if I use my waist measurement the bust is too small and if I use the bust one the jumper will be huge so I’m going to have to adjust it to me. So I hope it works and that my maths is up to it. I imagine my version won’t look anything like this picture.
Sensual Knits is a lovely book, really inspiring. I want to knit the Cleopatra Wrap by Miriam Felton of Mimknits, the Multiplicity sweater by Modalura and I have some Elle Cotton DK that I can use for one of the camisole patterns. I’m so pleased I asked for it for Christmas!