A few of our favourite things: 23rd August 2015

Hello!

We’re still enjoying writing our favourite things blogs (the first one is here, with the glittery milkshake, and the second one is here, with the knitted owl…) so here is what we’ve been raving about this week…

Firstly, a big happy birthday to our very own Hannah – wishing you lots of yarn and no dropped stitches ūüôā

It’s still all about the socks at Cable Girls HQ, with at least two new pairs being cast on this week, including Kate’s Kalajoki socks in a lovely blue shade of Sport from PT5, a yarn she picked up on holiday in Norway last year.

Kalajoki socks in progress

Kalajoki socks in progress (c) The Cable Girls, 2015.

Sheila is knitting away on her Tree of Life Afghan at her usual breakneck speed Рit will be done well before it gets cold again here in the Cotswolds!

This week at Cable Girls HQ we had a surprise present in the post – a vintage knitting book and set of patterns! ¬†We’re starting to read through them (very carefully) and can’t wait to see what patterns are in store for us:

Vintage knitting patterns

Vintage knitting patterns (c) The Cable Girls, 2015.

Meanwhile, over on Twitter…

  • We had a good chuckle at the things people posted with #thingsknittersdo – and we identified with quite a few too!
  • These labels for hand knits from Knit Picks are perfect! ¬†Their gift tags are pretty funny too…
  • We were seriously impressed by Woola OOPS’ knitted car cover

And from our blog reading this week…

  • We loved reading Tin Can Knits’ post about how their patterns get made. ¬†We’re working on a few patterns and it seemed quite a daunting process, but reading about their process made it seem a bit more accessible.
  • Andi’s explanation of why she keeps knitting was lovely – it really resonated with us. ¬†We definitely agree that it’s relaxing and love that it’s productive too.
  • We were wowed by the yarn Bethany used for her¬†Fluid hat¬†– and her website design is fabulous too!

Our favourite pin this week was the map of “cuts of lamb” – very clever!

We can hardly believe that the summer is almost over – it’s our final knitting surgery this week in Cheltenham and our next learn to knit course starts in just 10 days’ time! ¬†If you want to come along and share the wonderful world of knitting with us, you can book here¬†– if you have any questions about it leave us a comment below.

Bye for now,

The Cable Girls

A few of our favourite things: 17th August 2015

Hello!

We really enjoyed writing our favourite things post last week (the one with the glittery milkshake) so we thought we’d write another one!

Our favourite knit this week is Sheila’s Chouette hat – the owl is so cute!

Sheila's owl hat

Hannah has finished a Schmeichler shawl this week and has already cast on another one in pink and turquoise.

A few socks are nearer completion at Cable Girls HQ and Kate’s¬†Low Tide cardie is almost done.

We’re starting to think about autumn knits and maybe even what we’ll be knitting for Christmas presents (sssh!). ¬†What are you planning for your autumn/winter knits and stash this year?

Meanwhile, over on Twitter…

And from our favourite knitting blogs recently…

And our favourite pin this week was a list of emoticons for knitters – we’d use them all the time! ¬†If you want to pop over and see our Pinterest boards they are here.

If you’d like to share some of your favourite knitting things, let us know in the comments.

Bye for now,

The Cable Girls

A few of our favourite things

Hello!

It’s been a while, but grab a cuppa and some knitting – today we’ve rounded up some of our favourite knitted things to share. We’ve been long-time fans of the “Pin Ups and Link Love” series by Julie over at Knitted Bliss¬†and Franziska’s¬†weekly Top Three¬†posts on Franish so we thought we’d join in.

Kate is knitting a Low Tide cardigan in some gorgeous pink yarn from Fyberspates, and the other Cable Girls have got a serious case of yarn envy…

We had a great time visiting Smokey Joe’s in Cheltenham today – with glitter on the milkshakes what’s not to like?! ¬†And of course we knitted while we waited for our lunch to arrive…

milkshake and sock knitting

Glittery milkshake and handknitted sock by Hannah (sock by Kate!)

There’s a lot of sock knitting going on at Cable Girls HQ this week, mostly with our trusty favourite sock yarn from Drops¬†– we’ve all got lots of pairs of socks knitted in Drops Fabel, and we like it so much we use it in our sock knitting workshops!

Here are two pairs of the socks in progress (Hannah’s and Kate’s – both in Drops Fabel!) from lunch today:

socks in progress

The Cable Girls’ socks in progress August 2015 by Kate (socks by Hannah and Kate!)

Meanwhile, over on Twitter…

And from our favourite knitting blogs recently…

And finally, this pin made us really laugh this week – while Sheila can crochet without batting an eyelid, Kate can only just about crochet if Sheila is there to tell her what to do and Hannah goes a bit pale at the mere mention of the word “crochet”… ¬†It inspired us to start¬†a knitting humour board on Pinterest – if you want to take a look (it’s a little sparse for now, but ever-growing), we are here, and there’s lots more pins to browse.

If you’d like to share some of your favourite knitting things, let us know in the comments.

Bye for now,

The Cable Girls