Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Work in Progress.........Forest Floor by Alana Dakos.



Good morning, I hope you are all well and had a great weekend. It's Wednesday, so I'm here with my regular 'WIP' post. I haven't had much knitting time as I was away the weekend at Burgh Island Hotel, which was amazing and will share some photo's with you over the next few days.


Whenever I go somewhere I always Google local yarn shops and in the next town, to Burgh Island, Bigbury on Sea, there is a place called Modbury which has a fabulous yarn and fabric shop called Hulu Crafts. Mick treated me to this gorgeous pearl yarn by Lanamania, it is 50% Pearl Fibre and 50% Tencel, it is so luxurious, I want to find the perfect shawl pattern to use it with.

On Monday evening, I cast on Forest Floor by Alana Dakos which is a pattern from her book, Botanical Knits. It's a slouchy hat and the pattern has a subtle layered leaf pattern running through it. This is the first of my knitted Christmas gifts and over the next few weeks, I will be knitting a few gifts for friends and family.

I'm using Drops Lima DK which is 65% wool and 35% alpaca, this yarn is very reasonably priced at £2 for 50g but it doesn't feel like a cheaper brand. In fact, it's cheaper than most acrylic yarns, I buy my Drops yarn from Wool Warehouse, who have the whole range, they are fantastic with sending your orders out too. I've ordered from them in the morning and have received it following day.


I'm half way through Stay Close by Harlan Coben, it's getting very good now, where I'm having trouble putting it down as I want to know what's going to happen next. There are lots of secrets and intrigue, a great plot, all the things a good thriller should have.

Check out what everyone else has got on their needles and what they are reading over on Ginny's blog, where she does a regular Yarn Along.


Also check out Tami's blog, where you will find more 'Works in Progress'



Before I go I want to announce the two winners of the Pau Hana pattern giveaway, the first winner was Joy from Joy Jinks Creations and the second winner was Jarka who's blog is From now till then and Inbetween. I will be in touch, I just need your Ravelry name so Mel can send you your download.

Thanks for stopping by, have a great week.
xxxxDebxxxx

13 comments:

Lynnda said...

I love your WIP.... and I saw some of your lovely photos over at IG....

Congrats winner...

enjoy your Wednesday Deb!.... hugs...x

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Congrats to the winners and loving how it is looking so far!!!

Chrissy said...

Love it - the color way is beautiful and I love the cable pattern! Wonderful! xxx

Dorothy Griffiths said...

Hi Deb your yarn is just gorgeous and I cannot believe the price as it looks so expensive - what a find. Love the wip you make me envious as the work you produce is just lovely. Always enjoy reading your blog Deb, have a wonderful week. Lots of love
Dorothy
:-)xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Lisa @ HappyinDoleValley said...

Beautiful yarns and that cabled wip is lovely, too. :)

kathatravelling said...

Your knitting is gorgious!
I'm quite a fan of Drops yarns too! Good quality for a really reasonable price. I fell in love with their Merino wools this year, all three weights. Only their colour choices are not always mine. I would love to make a sweater from the Merino Extra Fine but would love to have a "trendy" colour like a dark teal or a very powerful dark mustard or the like...

Chrissie said...

I have yarn envy! Such beautiful shades...Chrissie x

momentsofpeacemama said...

Beautiful knit! I love the cables.

Kepanie said...

You are quick with these lovely, textured beanies. I love how you choose neutrals which makes them go with anything. Congrats to the winners.

Joy said...

What a lovely husband to buy you that gorgeous yarn, and I'm really looking forward to seeing your slouch hat completed - it already is looking fascinating. And then I scrolled down further and saw my name mentioned as a winner of the gorgeous pattern, and it was such a lovely surprise I was quite startled! Thank you so much and I'll look forward to hearing from you Deb!
Warm hug, Joy xo

Linda R said...

Looks amazing.. Always love to see what you create..

Hugs~

Ira Huberts said...

How sweet of your DH to buy you that fine yarn Deb, but then again he knows that you can do magic with it! Already looking fab! Congrats to the winners, enjoy! And you enjoy reading your book Deb, this author writes intriguing stories, doesn't he? Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

Hazels Crochet said...

Your WIP looks gorgeous, and that is a really good idea...googling yarn shops, I will have to mind to do that whenever I go somewhere :)