Monday, April 30, 2007

Doll Doll

Latest pair of socks finished last Friday. Yarn is from Piece of Beauty in the 'Doll Doll' colourway and was a gift from Purlpower in the Hot Socks exchange. Knit in my standard 'non-pattern' - 60 stitches, toe-up, short rowed toes and heels.

There are now no socks on the needles!!! I've decided to give sock knitting a break for a bit and concentrate on a couple of other things. This will probably only last till about Wednesday...


Saturday, April 28, 2007

Friday, April 27, 2007

Royal Mail *spit*!

I hate Royal Mail. I posted Kerrie's parcel first class last Friday and it arrived yesterday. Good one Royal Mail. It makes me wonder how long second class would have taken. There was much fingernail chewing going on via email but the important thing is that it DID eventually arrive. Even more importantly, Kerrie liked it!

Here 'tis (pic posted with Kerrie's permission of course!) Lovely aran silk in 'Leaf' knit into one of Kerrie's own designs. I lurve knitting with this silk!

What's this? Could it be more secret knitting? We'll have to wait and see...


Wednesday, April 25, 2007

A small Destash

I've put some Jaeger Matchmaker Merino DK on Ebay. Its a colour I just know I won't wear. Have a look here if you're interested. :-)

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Saturday Sky


Saturday sky with Spring! Love those greens!

Friday, April 20, 2007

A Quick Post

Another FO to show. This is a hat for my soon-to-be great neffy-poo. I found the pattern here. I had to buy the green (70p from my LYS - no other purchases!!!) but the red came from Mum's stash. The pattern has leaves but I preferred it without.

I discovered some real wool on the yarn stand in the market. She's normally a good place for dishcloth cotton and acrylic but she had some variegated and solid colour Elle merino. Once again I was good and didn't buy any although it almost killed me to walk away! Ah well, there'll be another trip into town...

Now, I really must get on with what I was supposed to be doing today!

Thursday, April 19, 2007

FO Round Up

A pair of Horcrux socks from the Six Sox KAL yahoo group. SWTC's Tofutsies in colour #720 'Sweep You Off Your Feet' knit on 2.5mm bamboo dpns. These have got me looking forward to the release of the last Harry Potter book. I have it on pre-order at Amazon (yes, I'm that sad!)

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Seraphim shawl by Miriam Felton. This was knit for Hip Knits and with their sock yarn. Pic on the right is a close-up of the point. So pretty! I really enjoyed knitting this shawl. It will be posted off to Kerrie tomorrow along with another item that I can't show you as its one of Kerrie's own designs.

I will show you an unidentifiable bit.


Saturday, April 14, 2007

Saturday Sky



Two pics today for Saturday Sky. The first was taken early this morning and the second mid-afternoon. We've had a week of foggy mornings, followed by gloriously warm and sunny days and cold nights. Lovely!

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Sockapalooza 4

I thoroughly enjoyed last year's Sockapaloooza swap so I've signed up for this round.

Sign-ups are open for 48 hours only so go here to join in the fun!

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Low Morals

On Saturday I went to the Moral Fibre open day with Sue, blogless Dianne and Gareth, her hubby.

I fell off the wagon.

I bought fibre.

Hebridean rovings.

Black Welsh.

Two shades of green merino.

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There were a lot of people there.

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They had spinning, felting and weaving tasters. Several people were wearing hand knit or hand felted garments. The machines were something else too! I'd love one of the huge carding machines and as for the felting machine... lust is the only description!

We then went to Ludlow to have a wander round the shops and find some food. There is a good yarn shop with lots of nice things like Rowan, Debbie Bliss, Jaeger and they also had Regia sock yarn. I didn't buy any yarn!! There are some lovely black and white buildings in Ludlow. This is the Feathers Hotel.

There's also a good view of Titterstone Clee from the Park & Ride carpark. If you're a fan of Ellis Peters' Brother Cadfael books you'll know that 'The Virgin In The Ice' is set around this area. No sign of either monks, snow or bandits while I was there though. ;-)

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Hello Hello...

Yes, yes I'm still here I've just been enjoying my freedom. I've been reading lots of blogs but haven't felt particularly inspired to update my own. I have been knitting lots though!

The thing that has me enchanted and determined to knit it until my fingers bleed is the Seraphim shawl by Miriam Felton. The beginning is a bit of a slog as its all stocking stitch but once you hit the lace its extremely addictive. :-) The colour is way off in this pic but it was the one that best showed the lace pattern. The yarn is Hip Knits sock yarn. I'm actually knitting this for Kerrie of Hip Knits. She contacted me a few weeks ago to see if I wanted to knit for her while I was between jobs. Naturally I said yes!

It does mean that I won't be able to show you a fair amount of what I'll be knitting but I can show pics like the shawl and this. Kerrie's lovely aran silk in Leaf. I've never knit with pure silk before and I am now ruined!

I'm still knitting socks. I've just re-joined the Six Sox KAL and their current sock is the Horcrux sock based on the Harry Potter books. Its a nice quick knit! I got a bit obsessed on Tuesday and knit all you see in the pic on that day. Once again the colour is crap but you can see the pattern (lightening shaped like Harry's scar!) The yarn is SWTC's Tofutsies, nice and silky feeling but it seems very thin and no 'sproing' but I'll see what its like after a wash.

Another sock is on the needles. This is just going to be plain stocking stitch, toe-up and with a short row heel. I think the yarn is so lovely I wouldn't want a pattern to take anything away from it! I love the skinny stripes. This yarn was a gift from Purlpower for the Hot Socks swap and is from Piece of Beauty.

This skein of sock yarn was a gift from the lovely Sue who was volunteering at the NEC on Saturday along with Yvonne, Sue and others. I also met Annette and Mary, Fred and Noonie were all there on Thursday. It was much busier on Saturday than on Thursday and I lost count of the people I taught to fingerknit!

This Saturday, Sue and I are heading up to the wilds of Shropshire to go to the Moral Fibre open day. We've also convinced the other Sue to come with us to Wonderwool Wales! Be afraid - the Sues are taking over the world! At least you know we'll be a benign dictatorship to all our other fibre-y friends!

Hopefully, I'll be able to get a rather nice Saturday Sky picture in Ludlow...