Thursday, September 28, 2006

My muse is having a break...

Just cast off another chunky lace shawl and have two easy capelets to finish for Holly then I'm lost.I just can't knit some plain cardigan I could buy in town but I have ten balls of a beautiful aran . Any ideas out there? I had all my Rowan books out but I've never really bought Debbie Bliss ones .Rowan have never really done aran except Magpie and Yorkshire Tweed types which are rough and not at all like the wool/silk mix I have .Does anyone know of a free pattern on say Knitty for one of those shrugs that is arms and a bit of back?

8 comments:

Knitting@number9 said...

There's a whole load of shrugs here Angie http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com/directory/shrugs.php

Gill

angie cox said...

Thank-you Gill..off to be inspired !

Jo said...

Angie, wish I were back home so I could send you lots of ideas. But a shrug in Aran stitches would be just wonderful. You'll be halfway through it (finished?) before I get home on Wednesday. Can't wait to see the results!

angie cox said...

Well Jo the site Gill sent was great but so great I couldn't choose.So later I took Hols out and we found an R.Y.C Soft Lux book with exactly what she wants in and a few other things that I might do .Then I cast on my new Frizzante for a capelet anyhow !!

Badger said...

Glad you've found a pattern you both like. Your last commment on my blog was so accurate - part of being a mother is wanting to provide for your kids, and when they reject our knitting (or only want things that don't look handknitted) it's not much fun. Still, eventually there will be grandkids we can smother in our handknits!

angie cox said...

Thank-you Badger ,it's an awful age 16.I am sure I didn't want Mum's home-knits either.So I am having to re-train to think about myself a bit more .At least I can go all experimental as I like freeform .I have washed and packed away several little fair-isles for the grand-kids ( fingers crossed!).

Charity said...

Angie, I was a really nice shrug in Interweave Knits a while back, I'm pretty sure it is available in their online resources :0) If you haven't already decided on one, you may want to have a look.

angie cox said...

Thank-you Charity..I got so confused trying to choose and Holly liked so many that I un-picked a Point-Five waistcoat I made last year and have made one in 2 days.I'll take pictures later. Jeff is puzzled because it's one of those sleeves and a back things ..I know what he means .