Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Purple......the colour of the moment.

 

If you were to ask me what my favourite colours were, I would say, aqua, sage green, grey's and soft pinks, I would never have said purple or lilac but it seems this is my colour of choice, at the moment. I've got two projects on the needles that are lilac and purples and I've just finished sewing buttons on my Aureus Cardigan so I've been able to wear it for the first time, this week.

I cast on the Old Romance By Joji Locotelli back in October but with Christmas knitting I didn't get very far so this week I've picked it back up again.

Once I'd finished the lace panels I started picking up stitches for the sleeves and body, I hadn't read the pattern beforehand and it's a really usual construction with short rows.

At first I was a bit "oh no, short rows" but actually I'm really enjoying it, I enjoy learning and trying new techniques and it's a lot easier than it looks. I'm using Drops Alpaca Silk which is a beautiful, soft yarn and gorgeous to knit with, it's going to be a long term project but I can't wait to have it finished and able to wear it.

Next are my purple "Fairisle" socks' I'm using Rico Design Surperba Mexico, a self patterning yarn. I'm doing a Vanilla sock, just using a basic sock recipe pattern by Louise Tilbrook, Lousie is a great designer and has some gorgeous sock patterns, you can find her blog here.

My last purple project is my Aureus cardigan, after nearly a year I've finally sewn on the buttons so have been able to wear it without it slipping off my shoulders. I used Rowan Felted Tweed DK, I really like this yarn, I thought it maybe a bit scratchy but it isn't and is one of my most comftable and warmest sweaters.

I'm on the fourth prompt of 26 Books with Bringing Up the Brums which is A Book Your Friend Loves........

I knew immediately that it it would have to be Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone. My daughter and my friend Kerry have been nagging me for months to start reading the Harry Potter books so they'll be pleased to know I've finally started the first book.

I'm linking to Nicole's Keep Calm, Craft On and Ginny's Yarn Along, there are always some great links to beautiful projects.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by, have a great week.

xxxxDebxxxx

 

 

19 comments:

Ann Dolina said...

Really beautiful projects! I'm not a purple color fan, but your projects could sway me I think.

Caffeine Girl said...

The Old Romance sweater pattern is spectacular. I love the white and purple together!

I read the first three HP books and enjoyed them, but I looked at the length of book 4 and decided I was done!

Vermont Grand View Farm said...

Such lovely knitting projects!

Jo said...

sage and olive green are my top colours but purple is a close run second. Love that cardigan - very wearable. Jo x

Una said...

My favourite colour is blue, closely followed by purple. For some strange reason, I rarely knit anything in these colours. That is something I will have to change soon.

Nikki Wall said...

Both of the cardigan patterns look great! So pretty!

I find I go through phases of colours too, I like the lighter lilac you've chosen.

Natalie said...

The old romance looks like an interesting pattern. I had a peek over on the link. Please do continue to share your progress on that one. I'm curious to see how it knits up.

Amy at love made my home said...

Such beautiful colours and beautiful things! xx

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So beautiful!!!!

laura@sewknitgrow said...

Love all your purple projects. Beautiful lace work!

Lilly's Mom said...

Oh, it was so fun seeing all your beautiful knitting projects you are working on. I especially love the socks! Have a great day :)

Carmen N said...

Lovely projects - I love the lace sweater and all the purples

Andee said...

Everything looks sooooo pretty!!!

Kelly Ramstack said...

This is the first time that I've come across the Old Romance pattern and WOW! I really love those lace panels on the sleeves! I think the colors you picked out are going to look awesome together.

karen said...

such pretty lacy knitting in your photos and HP books are simply the best :)

Lucy Bowen said...

I love all three of those. The Old Romance will be gorgeous and your fair isle is fabulous.

Donna said...

I am loving all the purple in your photos! How do you get so much knitting done?

Elizabeth said...

Your old romance is gorgeous! Great colour choices!

Kepanie said...

I love these purples! I want to steal that sock yarn away from you. That cardigan pattern looks like it has you doing all kinds of interesting construction. That'll be an eye opening journey into a new side of knitting for you.