A few of our favourite things: 29th November 2015

Hello!

It’s been a while, but welcome to this week’s edition of our favourite things from the very stormy Cotswolds.  Grab a cuppa and let’s catch up!

We’ve been busy knitting since we last wrote – with quite a few FOs.  More detail on that in a minute, but first we want to wish a very happy first birthday to the Crafty Hands Company in Chipping Campden, run by our lovely friend Jemma.  Congratulations on your first year – here’s to many more!

Kate has finally finished her Kalajoki socks (we’re glossing over the fact that #Socktober ended a month ago…) and is making progress with Still Light..  She’s also been knitting like mad on Christmas presents, and is quite smug now that she’s finished her festive gift knitting.

Sheila’s doing well with her #NaKniSweMo  goals – she has finished the black cashmere jumper she was knitting and also managed to knit an entire cardigan for herself!  It’s Parallel Planes knitted in Malabrigo Rios and is utterly lovely.  She’s also squeezed in knitting a poncho – Hugo in Noro yarn, and some socks in gorgeous Mini Mochi yarn.

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Sheila’s lovely sock (c) The Cable Girls, 2015.

Hannah is still going on the Squared Shades throw, pushing past the half way point in her “Throwvember” goal.  Otherwise, she and Sheila have been busy finishing up our Project Warmth blankets – ta da!:

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First blanket for Project Warmth Cheltenham (c) The Cable Girls, 2015.

Blanket 2

Second blanket for Project Warmth Cheltenham (c) The Cable Girls, 2015.

We’ll be handing them over soon, there will be more photos – who knows, we might push the boat out and give that it’s own post!

Meanwhile, over on Twitter…

And from our blog reading…

And this was our favourite Pin of the week – pretty much all of Julie’s Modification Monday posts have us envying the knitter’s skills, but those socks are amazing!

How are you this week?  How goes the festive knitting? Let us know in the comments…

Bye for now,

The Cable Girls

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A few of our favourite things: 8th November 2015

Hello!

Welcome to this week’s edition of our favourite things from the very rainy Cotswolds.  Grab a cuppa and let’s catch up!

With #Socktober now a dim and distant memory, we’re moving on to other knits and challenges.  Kate is still mad about sock knitting (and buying more sock yarn – oops.) and is knitting away on her Still Light.  Hannah, meanwhile, is celebrating #Throwvember, knitting her first throw (Squared Shades from Red Heart) and Sheila is partaking in NaKniSweMo – National Knit a Sweater Month – where participants aim to complete a whole sweater in a month, preferably with more than 50,000 stitches.  So, you know, just another quiet month at Cable Girls HQ!

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Hannah’s first Squared Shades Throw square (c) The Cable Girls, 2015

The blankets for #ProjectWarmthCheltenham are going well – thank you again to all of the wonderful knitters that helped us with the creation of these woolly charity masterpieces!  As soon as they are completed, pictures will be posted 🙂

Meanwhile, over on Twitter…

And from our blog reading…

And this was our favourite Pin of the week – particularly the 99 problems one!

How are you this week?  Are you in the festive spirit yet? Let us know in the comments…

Bye for now,

The Cable Girls

A few of our favourite things: 1st November 2015

Hello!

Welcome to this week’s edition of our favourite things from misty and foggy Gloucestershire.  With the weather like this, we’ve enjoyed curling up with a cuppa and a lot of knitting.

So #Socktober has come to an end, and team Cable Girls managed twelve completed socks and two partial socks!  We’re very pleased – Sheila tried new heels on three pairs of socks, Hannah met her goal and Kate managed to finish one pair and a prototype of a new pattern, plus starting a new pair and getting to the leg of the second Kalajoki sock.  We also knitted a cardigan (Sheila) a hat and a sleeve (Kate) – because we couldn’t just knit socks with Christmas around the corner!

We’ve been organising our stashes, adding to them (ahem) and passing some on between us when needed for projects.  Festive knits are well underway – did you see our tweet with our first red Starbucks cup of the year earlier this week?

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Blanket squares for #ProjectWarmthCheltenham 2015 (c) The Cable Girls

The main focus at Cable Girls HQ at the moment is finishing the blankets we are making as our work on #ProjectWarmthCheltenham comes to an end (for this year at least).  A huge thank you to all our wonderful knitters – we will make sure there are photos of the finished blankets and let you know where they are donated.  If you have any squares to send us, please make sure they reach us by 16th November for inclusion in the 2015 blankets.  Here’s the original post with all the details you need 🙂

We will announce our next charity knitting project in early 2016 – our goal is to always have a project to benefit the community underway, to give back to our local area and good causes.

In other news, we are just finalising the dates for our next learn to knit courses, with the first one starting in January 2016. Dates will be announced here very soon, but if you want to know before everyone else, you can sign up for our mailing list here 🙂

Meanwhile, over on Twitter…

And from our blog reading…

And this was our favourite Pin of the week – it caused serious stash and interior design envy!

How are you this week?  Is your festive knitting going well? Let us know in the comments…

Bye for now,

The Cable Girls