Handbag Knitting

There was a time when I'd NEVER be caught without knitting. I'd always have a small easy project in my bag, ready to whip out in a queue, when waiting for ballet to end, or even if there was a lull in conversation. It struck me recently that since I've been spending more time working on designs, and less on knitting other people's patterns, this hasn't been the case. In fact, I've done more reading than knitting at these times (I seem to be racing through books at the moment). 

So today, full of a head cold, and feeling too ill and sorry for myself to work on any of my 'proper' projects, I cast on. It's a simple stocking stitch beanie hat with earflaps - perfect handbag knitting. The pattern is Grantham by Kirsten Orme, and is free to download from Ravelry. I'm using a random ball of Red Heart Lacie which has been in my stash for ages - pretty colours but I had no idea what I'd do with it. Sadly it's too dark to take a WIP photo, but here's the yarn...

Red Heart Lacie

For those who have asked, I'm waiting for my new shrug pattern to be approved and uploaded to Love Knitting and will post about the design (with all the links) as soon as it's available to download - I have been touched by the lovely messages and comments I've had since I showed some sneaky peeks - thank you all so much. 

1 comment

  1. Sorry you're under the weather. But glad you're not so sick that you can't knit. This is a wonderful blue. It'll be lovely on you.


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