Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Get your Toast on



I am entirely won over by Autumn's charms now, happy to let summer fade away. The first evening fires of the season and a basket brimming with yarn make my heart beat with contentment.



There truly is no better time to be a knitter than Autumn, it is so gratifying to pull out the woollen scarves and cast on for a new sweater. On Friday a nip in the morning air and a browse through the latest Toast catalogue filled me with an immediate need to cast on for something new.



A pair of Toast of course, as created by the very lovely Leslie at A Friend to Knit With.



Cast on for the first one on Friday evening and cast off the second on Sunday, wore on Monday. So very gratifying.



This time I used a yarn new to me, Sirdar Balmoral , a really rather nice and very reasonably priced combination of wool, alpaca and silk. I may even knit up a sweater in this, I just wish they would broaden the colour range.

15 Comments:

Blogger Cyb√®le said...

I clicked on the link for the yarn and boy, so many nice patterns! problem with winter knitting is that by the time I've finished a sweater, it's summer... Have you ever been to P/hop by the way? They have a gorgeous pattern for fingerless gloves. (I use mine to keep warm when I'm working, as I sit still all day).

Wednesday, September 29, 2010 9:41:00 am  
Blogger Helen Philipps said...

Such gorgeous knitting!! Makes me want to abandon the jumper I'm knitting and cast on for these right away - in fact I might do just that!
Helen x

Wednesday, September 29, 2010 10:26:00 am  
Blogger dottycookie said...

Mmmm. I'm making Fetching wristwarmers which I do love but they're not long enough - might extend them to near Toast length ...

Wednesday, September 29, 2010 10:27:00 am  
Blogger opportunityknits said...

Lovely Toasts :)
That's an interesting new Sirdar yarn, I hope my lys will carry it. Yes, I wish Sirdar yarns had more colours.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010 11:39:00 am  
Anonymous Laura said...

Love those gratifying quick knits! Your toasts are lovely - especially the purple! It is great to be a knitter in autumn...

Wednesday, September 29, 2010 12:54:00 pm  
Blogger martha said...

Oh these are lovely! I love my pair of Toast from a few years ago, but I might just need another. It's too bad I can't find the sirdar yarn over here, looks wonderful.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010 1:15:00 pm  
Blogger Frances said...

Your Toast-y mitts are beauties. Isn't Leslie's pattern wonderful?

Thank you also for the tip on the Sirdar yarn.

Best wishes!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010 1:30:00 pm  
Blogger kristina said...

Oh those are gorgeous. Have been meaning to make some for ages. Must check yarn stash. K x

Wednesday, September 29, 2010 2:11:00 pm  
Blogger silverpebble said...

Cosy, chic, berry-ish. Lovely.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010 3:47:00 pm  
Anonymous abi said...

I love those, they are so perfect for winter when you don't want the hassle of gloves, but you want to keep your little hands warm!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010 7:07:00 pm  
Blogger Ali said...

I've misplaced mine from last year - thank goodness they are a quick knit!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010 10:09:00 pm  
Blogger JuicyFig said...

gorgeous knit and love the colours! my problem with winter knits is that I keep casting on more and more projects and never completing any!

Kath
x

Thursday, September 30, 2010 11:44:00 am  
Blogger debbie said...

What a fantastic color! I think I need a pair of these. Off to find some yarn. Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, September 30, 2010 1:21:00 pm  
Blogger Thimbleanna said...

Very, very pretty -- and so useful! I, too, am feeling the urge to knit that comes every year with autumn -- if I could just get my current quilting project finished!

Friday, October 01, 2010 3:39:00 am  
Blogger Ali said...

I just love arm-warmers, and these are gorgeous! That plummy purple with the moss green you are holding is pure autumn isn't it?

Ali
x

Sunday, October 03, 2010 10:00:00 pm  

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