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Becki's First Blog

Hello everyone!

I have been super busy and totally addicted to knitting the past few months! My poor husband has been very good about my total neglect of everything because I'm so hooked!


I was determined to finish my capped sleeve cardi in Scrumptious 4ply.... It's definitely Scrumptious by name, scrumptious by nature. It's SO beautiful and luxurious to work with, as it has 45% silk content. Here's the finished article

Blog - Capped Sleeve

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blog - Scrumptious 4ply

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I was quite nervous about blocking it, but I persevered with the pinning and left it to dry in the sun. I'm so happy with the end result! The vintage buttons (that are tucked at the back of the shop) are the finishing touch for me.

Blog - Vintage Buttons

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So I tried to be very self controlled and not start another project until the cardigan was finished, but, that's impossible?! So I started with a brand new summer yarn - Pure Linen by Rowan. I wanted to try it out because I was curious of how it would knit up, as it has a very unusual texture when it's wound in the ball. However, once knitted it has a soft feel with no scratchiness whatsoever, a soft drape and subtle sheen. In other words, it's great! I think it's a lovely alternative to cotton for summer. It's definitely worth a try. So here is where I have got to so far...

Blog - Pure Linen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The finished article will be a tank top featured recently in Simply Knitting magazine, and in the Pure Linen book too. Look out for the finished top in store soon!

Blog - Simply Knitting Feature

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finally my last project I've started (I love having hundreds of projects on the go, can you tell?) is my first proper lace pattern. I'm using Rowan's fine lace. The needles I'm using are officially the tiniest needles I've ever used!! But I love using 4ply, so I figured maybe lace weight would be fun too! I've jumped in at the deep end and gone for a lovely jumper with stripes and loose fitting sleeves.

Blog - Rowan Fine Lace

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I only cast on last night, so I will soon discover if I'm a lace knitter or not....  Here's the very beginnings of my project

Blog - Lace knitter or not

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy knitting everyone!

Loads of love,

Becki xxxx