Tuesday, August 17, 2010

A little knit and purl this week!

Okay, so I know I said I'd be able to reveal one of the top-secret projects in about a week's time (which would be today) but unfortunately you're going to have to wait another week...I know, I'm sorry! Things had to be pushed back because of some other thing, but it will most definitely be revealed on the 24th. I know...bad Kaye!

I've been working on some other projects lately that I can't share too, but I can show you what's been on my needles lately.

I don't really talk about it much here on the blog, but I can knit...not overwhelmingly well, but I can. This is just an easy, chunky ribbed scarf that I'm making for either myself or Alex...haven't decided yet...but quite possibly for me since I love grey!

I also bought some yarn over the weekend for a couple of pattern I recently bought.

The small ball on the bottom is Patons Shetland Chunky in Earthy Brown and the larger ball is Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in Charcoal. The colour of the Charcoal was very hard to photograph (I don't even think the Lion Brand picture does it justice) but I really like it!

The Patons is going towards these mittens for Alex, and the Lion Brand is going towards this hat for me. Both of these patterns are by super-talented (and Canadian) Jane Richmond - I just love her designs and if I work up the nerve I'm going to try my hand at her Oatmeal Pullover...trust me, the hat and mittens are going to be a challenge for me, but luckily I have Erica to help me (I *heart* that girl)! I almost bought the yarn for the pullover too, but restrained myself!

I also have plans to knit the honey cowl from Madelinetosh and will used the Madelinetosh Tosh DK in Composition Book Grey. Amanda (mrsmcporkchop) and I were talking about it via email the other day and she made me want to make it even more than I already did - she's doing hers in a lovely golden honey colour.

Work had stalled on the pieced centre string blocks I'm making using my tutorial because of the other projects I have to get finished, but here are the blocks I have so far.

I need a lot more, but they're coming along!

Okay, since you're going to have to wait until next week now to see the first reveal, I'm going to leave you with a little snippet of what I'm working on right now for my next super-secret project/reveal.

Ohhhhh, I forgot to mention that my new laptop arrived yesterday and I looovvveee her - she's awesome! Okay, bye for now!


  1. yay for the new laptop! how exciting ;)
    I am so jealous of your knitting! Love the cowl & the hat ~ so cute!

  2. Oh those are so cute! I wish I was able to knit well. And congrats on your new laptop ownership! Yay!

  3. yeah for a new laptop! Thats exciting! Also, do I spy some dream on?! I can't wait to see what your doing with it...I have a fq bundle of it and I ADORE it!!!!

    Maybe we could try oatmeal together?! The sweater...not the food ;) I've been dying to try a sweater and that seems like an easy first choice!!!!!