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?
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…
- Lovely chunky knits from KnitPicks – they announced that their November sale is on Billow yarn too
- Beautiful knitted poppies for Remembrance Day (11th November in the UK)
- Penguin stitch markers!
- LoveKnitting’s 5 dilemmas a knitter faces blog definitely rang true for us
- A very interesting article about the British Wool Trade
And from our blog reading…
- Lovely mittens over at Tin Can Knits
- An amazing shawl over at A Friend to Knit With – the yoga shawl is now in at least one of our Ravelry queues!
- Beautiful autumn colours in Knitted Bliss’ Trailblazer scarf
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