WIP Wednesday – Vancouver Fog Mittens

It’s definitely winter time here in Sydney.  The warm weather hung around for a while but scarves and heaters are very much needed now.  The last two days have been the foggiest I’ve seen since I moved here 9 years ago.  Check out the view from my office.IMG-20130529-00228

That’s the expressway that leads onto the Harbour Bridge.  The view usually looks like this, taken later in the day, if you squint you can see the Opera House.


A month or so ago I bought a lovely warm jacket that will last me for years and years. Only problem I found in the last week is that the pockets aren’t that great for keeping your hands warm!  Lucky I have a knitting habit.

After a lot of searching through Ravelry, Vancouver Fog caught my eye; very appropriately named for the recent weather!  It’s knitting up very quickly, I managed to finish one mitten on Saturday.  This is the progress I’ve made on the second.

IMG-20130529-00227It’s only my second attempt at cabling and I’m new to double-pointed needles too but I’m loving the challenge.  Looking forward to toasty hands on future cold foggy Sydney mornings!

Finished Objects Friday – First Socks!

It’s been a while since I’ve posted. Life gets in the way you know. This week I’ve had an awful niggling cough and so after spending the day on the couch I realised I had no excuse for not posting for Finished Objects Friday.

Especially as the socks are finally done! The first one I had to rip out three times before I got it right, but it was all a great learning experience.  The cast on was probably the most difficult I’ve ever done and I don’t fancy having to do it again.  But once done the result was very satisfying!

The pattern came from the Craftsy Knit Sock Workshop.  This is the lacy sock, the next one is the Bosnian colour sock but I’m not sure when I’ll get to that one.

Of course I’ve bookmarked a bunch of sock patterns in Ravelry now and bought a number of balls of sock yarn.  Even my first Noro!  Will probably be a while before I get to them though as there’s a few birthdays coming up and need some hand made pressies!

Taking photos of socks by yourself is quite hard.


This photo shows off the lace pattern a bit better. They’re actually a bit too big for me so I might end up gifting them to one of my sisters or my mum.  I won’t let the fact that they live in the sub-tropics, and therefore have no need for woolen socks, perturb me!

IMG-20130517-00219Check out other Finished Objects on Tami’s Blog!