Wednesday, 15 January 2014

WIP Wednesday..........Week 4 of the Halele'a KAL



Hello there, I'm back to show you my WIP's on the needles, this week, I'm still working on my two big projects and I've cast on a new one. My Rosebud Socks are off the needles, and a new project on, I've cast on the Mrs Jekyll and Little Hyde beanie.


As soon as I saw this beanie pattern, I knew I wanted to knit it, it's no ordinary hat, it's reversible!!!!!! The construction is very clever, you knit the lace pattern first in your main colour, then knit the stripy interior using your two colours, giving you a reversible hat.


I've made good progress on my Aureus cardigan and have got to the armhole shaping, I love the Rowan Felted Tweed, that I'm using and like how the cable and lace pattern that runs up the middle of the back, it keeps it a bit more interesting rather just plain Stockinette.


I've just started a new book called The Husbands Secret by Liane Moriarty. I've heard really good things about this book, I downloaded it onto my Kindle as it's only £2.00, nearly half the price of the paperback. I'm not very far into it but I've been drawn in very quickly, after Cecilia accidentally comes across an envelope, that says "only to be opened in the event of my death", written in her husbands handwriting. I'm only read a few chapters, but I really want to know what this secret is and finding it hard to put down, would you open the letter?


I'm linking this to Ginny's, Yarn Along, check out this fabulous blog full of knitting, reading and family life.



Last but not least, it's week four of the Must Stash Podcast Halele'a KAL and this week we are working on the left front. I cast on, Monday and I seem to have whizzed through it, I finished it last night. I just need to seam the sides and pick up the stitches for the patterned bottom half, which I love.


I'm also linking this post to Tami's, WIP Wednesday.


One last thing before I go, I had a lovely surprise yesterday morning. I heard my husband open the front door which is very unusual, he doesn't normally get home from work until 7pm. He shouted upstairs and said, I've left you some flowers in the kitchen and promptly left!!!!! They are beautiful and  I feel very loved.

Have a great week.
xxxxDebxxxx

26 comments:

Sarah Ronchetti said...

I love the idea of a reversible hat! Thanks for the book recommendation too, sounds intriguing!

Lynnda said...

Nice! Great WIP! Hugs...x

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loving that purple and HOW SWEET of him!!!!!! LOVING those flowers!!!!

Jackie said...

The Husbands Secret is a fantastic book and as you say so very easy to get in to ~ but not so easy to put down once you have started. Loving your reversible hat ~ it looks lovely and the colours are fab :O)x

sustainablemum said...

That hat looks like a fantastic pattern, very clever!

What lovely flowers a great surprise :)

Kepanie said...

Your beanie looks terrific so far. The stitch pattern is very defined and shows well in that white.

Amy at love made my home said...

Your flowers are beautiful! What a lovely surprise to receive. The book sounds very interesting. You will have to let us know if it is a good read once you have finished it! Knitting is all looking good too - the swatching obviously worked for you! xx

Kymberly said...

What a sweet husband. Those cables on Aureus are looking beautiful.

Minha vida de campo said...

Lindos seus tricô. Adorei seu blog cheio de belas inspirações.
tenha uma ótima semana.

Donna said...

What a sweet husband you have! I bet that just made your day. I like the idea of a reversible beanie. Can't wait to see that finished.

karen said...

beautiful beanie! Love the lacy detail and boy are your stitches tiny :)

Hege said...

It'll be a very pretty hat!
And I must check out that book.

Chrissie said...

What a happy post! Flowers for no reason are the *best*, aren't they? :-) I wish I could pop over for a knitting session - everything you make is just so darn pretty, I want to reach through the computer and touch the soft yarns and see the textures up close! Amazing. Chrissie x

Jo said...

Great to check in with your projects. I don't have much to show at the moment as it is all big stuff. Jo xx

Clare said...

So many lovely makes and some gorgeous flowers too, what a lovely post to read.
Clare x

gilly said...

So much loveliness in one post! Looking forward to seeing your beanie done, what a fab idea to make it reversible. And that book does sound intruiging - I think I'd probably open the letter... Is that awful? ;-)
Lovely flowers from Hubby too,
Have a happy week,
Xx

Dorothy Griffiths said...

Debs what a wonderful post, your knitting is just divine, I love the patterns and the colours and the yarn, all perfect. What a lovely gift from your hubby, well deserved I would say. Have a wonderful weekend
Big hugs
Dorothy
:-)xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Catherine said...

Love the beanie and have added it to my Ravelry queue. Your knitting is just so neat.

Catherine said...

Love the beanie and have added it to my Ravelry queue. Your knitting is just so neat.

Ladybird Diaries said...

The beanie is looking great...fab idea to have a reversible hat. The flowers are lovely, what a sweet surprise.
Marianne x

thesnailgarden said...

Gorgeous flowers, how sweet of your husband. Love the beanie pattern. Best wishes, Pj x

Ira Huberts said...

That is one gorgeous looking beanie pattern Deb and what a sweet surprise your husband gave you! Enjoy! Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

Linda R said...

That was so sweet of your husband. They are beautiful. And you know I am loving your WIP.. As for opening the letter.. I just don't know. I am split on that one.

Hugs~

Cathie J said...

I can't wait to see the reversible hat when it is finished. I love the purple color of the sweater.

karisma said...

Your knitting projects look lovely. What a great idea for the hat. Its been too hot down here for much knitting lately although I have had the cotton out for some crochet and cross stitch is fun right now. :-)

Hazels Crochet said...

Oh that is so romantic!!!

Your knitting is beautiful Debs, I love the pattern in your first projects...A very lovely texture!