The Knitting Magpie clears some of her stash (but also adds to it – whoops )

Greeting from a cold and frosty UK. I love this time of year ( except when de-icing the car for work at stupid o’clock).

I’ve been working hard to reduce my stash and have cleared just enough room to ensure no new skeins of lovliness are immediately visible to the untrained eye!

I finished the Canal Sweater from We are Knitters whilst we were away in September and love it. It is very oversized but feels like you are wearing a hug. I absolutely love the Meriwool and this spotted grey is like a sea mist.

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I’ve been slightly broken by my usual standards and my doc placed me under house arrest for a couple of weeks. This meant I did manage to complete a few gifts. I had some Crazy Sexy Wool in Bronzed Olive which made the perfect herringbone throw for our Venitian friends:

20181002_12161622079003162651317.jpgI’m also making a few Tae Amou scarves for stocking fillers from W&TG’s mohair, here is the first along with a hat ready for Christmas requested by a friend – the pattern is from Nordic Knits. She kindly bought me the book for my birthday having attached a note saying the hat on the cover would be perfect for 🎄🎁. It’s good not to leave room for confusion….

20181024_1809398391610955974080433.jpgI’ve also managed to make up a cute little slouch hat in Lux Adorna’s mini cashmere sets, the colour selection is Hot Pants and the shades are perfect for autumn, I decided to go for a painterly effect by doubling the yarn on colour changes for 2 rows, this also adds gentle folds to the slouch.

The Kykuit sweater by Michelle Wang for The Yarn Collective has been in progress since the beginning of the year (although I put it away over the summer). I love the yarn which is Hudson Worsted – mulesing free merino and a little yak. It knits up beautifully and really shows this gorgeous pattern off. This colourway is Ochre. On this pic is also my latest gadget find – introducing the Sirka. This is brilliant for patterns with multiple repeats as you can set it for three simultaneously.

Finally a little treat. I’ve recently come across the very talented indie dyer Skein Queen and ordered some of her lovely yarn in the Angel Dust colourway to make the Top Down Cardigan from Purl Soho. It is the softest shade reminiscent of nougat and I couldn’t resist rolling the first skein.

I hope whatever you are all up to you are finding time to relax with your chosen projects so do let me know what you are up to as I love hearing what you are working on.

Love

Magpie 😘

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