Music Monday: Start Me Up

Music Monday: Start Me Up

Over the weekend I started two new projects; one to replace my “TV Knitting” Duotone Cowl and I’ve finally cast on for my mum’s Honeybee Cardigan.

Jules socks by Kate Blackburn, for my dad:

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Sleeve number one of the Honeybee cardigan:

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So, today’s musical accompaniment is provided by The Rolling Stones.

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Music Monday: Royal Blood (and a swatch) edition

Music Monday: Royal Blood (and a swatch) edition

TURN IT UP TO 11!!!!!

I’m on one of my semi-annual METAL phases and I love, love, love Royal Blood. I’ve listened to their self-titled début album 4 times since I bought it last week (possibly 5 times when this post is published).

Over the weekend I swatched for a new project; a summer-weight cardigan for my mum. Which she requested! I’m glad I was sitting down when she asked! I normally just say “Would you like me to knit you something?” and she’ll say yes or no, but a request is new!

I chose the Honeybee Cardigan by Laura Chau partly because I’ve owned the pattern for years, intending to make one for myself. I’ll be modifying it (obviously) by doing stocking stitch panels at the sides and adding pockets.

Honeybee Cardigan swatch in Patons Cotton 4ply
Ooooh, look at that lace!
Practice buttonholes to the left.

As you can see from the swatch I’m also doing the ribbing/welts in a contrast colour (both colours picked out by my mum).

The yarn is Patons UK 100% Cotton 4ply, a lovely mercerised cotton.

 

Music Monday: Hot Chip

Music Monday: Hot Chip

 

The joy of repetition really is in you.

Like this i-cord cast off for the Exploration Station shawl.

Although it does make a lovely cast off edge.
Although it does make a lovely cast off edge.

“k2, k2tog tbl,  slip 3 sts back to LH needle” rep ad nauseum.

Music Monday: Fleet Foxes edition

Music Monday: Fleet Foxes edition

I’ve loved this song from the first time I heard it, but I could never remember the name of the group, or the song! I had to search for the lyrics “turned the snow the color of strawberries in summer” as it was the only bit of the song I would be certain of! So this post is partly for me, using it as a bit of “external storage”!

Enjoy!

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