Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Colour Work of a Different Sort!

Good Evening Everyone, and finally getting some time to get into Blogland.
I hope you are all well, and coping with the fast approaching Winter, it's really woollie warmer weather now.

Well, it's been a hectic few days here, what with getting our kitchen done and the concert, I'm tuckered out, but thankfully getting back to normal, whatever that may be, now.  Our new cooker is being delivered tomorrow and I'm excited about that, not that I'm planning wonderful meals, I try to limit my cooking these days, but I just hated the old cooker which was in the house when we move here. The grill was in the oven and that was just pants.

Then there was the concert, which was brilliant, and well received, so a lot of hard work paid off, but thankfully, we won't be doing that piece again for a while. Gearing up now for our Carolthon in December and this time around the charity we are collecting for is the Children's Hospice, so I hope we do well for that. The Carolthon is a big sing throughout the day on Saturday 19th, and it's all Christmas Carols, easy peasy after the African Sanctus. So for all you Inverness folks, if you can come along to the Eastgate centre and you will here us sing. Of course if you want to come through, come across, or come up, you would be more than welcome.

Now for my colour work;
A pair of cosy socks for a friend, who now has them and getting some wear, with a few rows of colour work, my first time ever giving this a try and I have to say after having taken the cuff back about nine times I finally got the hang of it, I was knitting the selvage stitches into the pattern, silly me. So having been successful with these, I decided on this;
 Arne & Carlos Bauble
A free kit in a knitting magazine, made in the round, isn't it pretty, and so easy, I hope to make some more of them. The most difficult bit was stuffing it, and I can see I've not got it completely spherical.
I love these little projects, Alistair hinted about a Fair Isle jumper, fell on deaf ears though.

Thank you so much for all your lovely comments on my last card, very kind of you to take the time to visit me.

Time to put my feet up now, hope you're doing the same,


Carol said...

Definitely deserve to put your feet up Kate...love your knits, those socks look very toasty. Carol x

Christine Harrop said...

Those socks look really cosy and warm Kate and the knitted bauble is super. I don';t have the patience for knitting I'm afraid. It is too slow for me. I learned to crochet before I learned to knit and crochet grows so much more quickly. Hugs Christine xx

cotnob said...

Fabulous knitting projects Kate, I bet those socks are lovely and cosy and your bauble is brilliant.
I'm so pleased to hear that your concert went well, the Carolthon sounds a lot more relaxed and fun.
Take care and keep warm.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Loving those socks, they look so cosy

rachel said...

amazing cosy socks - I love them - and good luck with the singing - you are a star xx

Anet van Zyl said...

Hallo Kate, wow your needle work is so beautiful and the recipients of these wonderful gifts will be so lucky. Hugs Anet x

Hazel said...

Kate, your socks are fabulous, love the colour and your fair isle design is pretty. Clever you doing a bauble too? Yes I can imagine the jumper is just a step to far. Glad the concert went well and the kitchen revamp turned out ok too. Hazel x

Patricia said...

Hello Kate,,
Loving the look of those fantastic socks.
Great colours and brilliant design along the tops .... love them.
Patricia xxx

Jane said...

I did post a comment but think it disappeared. I wanted to say Wow about those socks...so talented!!

Jane said...

I did post a comment but think it disappeared. I wanted to say Wow about those socks...so talented!!

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous knitted creations, you are ready for the cold and Christmas..xx

 { aNNie}

meg said...

Fabulous socks Kate love the colour and the contrasting stitching in the cuff they look really christmassy

Erika said...

Kate glad to hear that your concert went well. I love your socks, fabulous. The little bauble is very cute too.

Hugs Erika. x

Flutterbies and Heffalumps said...

Love your knitted socks and love the cuff on these ones, very wintery!

See you soon, Amanda x

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous knits Kate, those socks look so cosy.
Glad your concert went well.
Lorraine x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

You've been very busy with your social life and your crafty life by the looks of it Kate. Glad you have time to re cooperate now. Those socks look great and I love the pattern around the tops, you're very clever to have mastered it and then on to the bauble, how fabulous! I'm useless at knitting I'm afraid so I really admire your work.

pam said...

Glad your concert went well Kate, fabulous cosy socks and bauble, lovely fairisle pattern. takes me back to my "Machine Knitting" days! the work I used to do on my machines..
Pam x

MaryH said...

So pleased you're getting a new stove(or cooker as you've called it :-). I'm with you on limiting cooking, but we do need to have the latest appliances...just in case the mood should strike, yes? (doesn't strike here much though!). Also very happy to hear the concert went off nicely, and now you can ready for the next one. You need to learn to share the audio files with us who are so far away! And your knitting looks wonderful! (I don't crochet OR knit). I'm impressed. Colors are so pretty, and the ornaments will be so super to give as gifts. These look so cozy! TFS & Hugs

Asha said...

Sure sounds like a hectic week, Kate. And 2 bits of fab news: the cooker and the choral. Time to put your feet up and rest. Thanks for your loving thoughts.
x Asha

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
your knitting is really fab.
Love your beautiful work done on these.
The recipient of the socks is soooooooooo! lucky.
So glad all went well with the concert.
Enjoy your new cooker and kitchen.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Well, as the terrifically lucky recipient of these woolly works of art (my feet will be forever grateful) I can testify as to how magnificent they are in real life.
I have very jealous friends who have been eying them up but they are so fabulous, I think they will have to be surgically removed in Summer lol!
Love the look of your knitted bauuble. You are a talented gal!
A new cooker eh? Extra storage for your craft stuff in your separate (and rarely to be used) oven hahaha!
Thanks again chuck.
Ang x

Barb said...

Hi Kate, I don't know how I came to miss this post. The socks look lovely and snuggly and I'm sure your friend will really enjoy wearing them. The little festive ornament is gorgeous. You'd better not hang that at the front of the tree - it might tempt your little furry friend hehe.

Enjoy your new cooker. I'm like you and don't do more cooking than I have to these days. I often remind hubby of when I was a good wife and used to bake every Friday (Just so he doesn't forget!) Barbxx

Sue said...

Those knitted socks are awesome! You do lovely work, Kate.